501 Hanft St
New Athens, IL 62264
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
New Athens High School serves 163 students in grades 9-12.
New Athens High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

New Athens High School's student population of 163 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
163 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

New Athens High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of New Athens High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2921 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
97%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
70-79%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 163 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.06 (Btm 50%)

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