Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Deerfield and Highland Park High School students test higher than state and national averages.
Highland Park and Deerfield High School students are averaging higher scores on state tests than students throughout Illinois, according to a report recently released by the Illinois State Board of Education. As Patch reported earlier this year, Deerfield High School has the highest composite score on the ACT in Lake County for the second year in a row with a score of 27.1 out of 36. Highland Park High School's score is 26. Those figures are well above state and national averages, 20.9 and 21.1 respectively. "Though the unprecedented number of brilliant students created a very competitive atmosphere for my peers and I---and always set test curves way too high---I'm honored to have graduated in such an overachieving class," said former …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Recent District 113 grads test significantly higher than state and national averages.
The recent graduating class of 2011 has made high school history, as those students posted the highest average ACT score Township High School District 113 has ever seen. “We are proud of these results but not surprised,” Superintendent George Fornero said in response to Illinois’ numbers released this week. “Our students are committed to academic study and our teachers and staff support them every step of the way.” According to school officials, the class of 2011’s scores matched or outperformed previous district scores in every category tested including English, math, reading and science. The ACT is a college entrance exam, which is a standardized test scored on a 1-36 scale. Related: DHS Student Rocks ACT, Gets Perfect Score. The …
Monday, March 7, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Monday, March 7.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Former Niles Mayor Blase 'Happy To Be Released' From Prison. Chicago Woman Arrested in Car Burglary Case Deerfield Student Rocks ACT, Gets Perfect Score. Rivalry, Charity, Pastry: The Bennison's Paczki Eating Contest
DHS junior opens up to Patch about her perfect 36.
To most people, 36 is just another number. For Kerry Glass, a junior at Deerfield High School, 36 represents a dream come true. Glass recently found out she obtained a perfect score, a composite 36, on her ACT exam. She checked her score online. “I started screaming,” Glass said. She said her dad called out to her to find out what was wrong. “It took a couple of seconds to register,” she said. A high achiever in both academics and athletics, Glass said she was actually hoping for a 36. She has her sights set on universities that require high scores, including Notre Dame, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. “I needed to get a good score,” Glass said. Among test takers in the high school graduating class …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Deerfield High grad and local ACT tutor recap payout of selecting right school.
"I knew I wanted to go to Missouri because not many people were applying there," said Deerfield High School graduate William Beaudoin. The University of Missouri sophomore is studying to become a high school social studies teacher. Although he applied to one other out-of-state college, Beaudoin knew right off the bat Mizzou was right for him: "It just was a love at first sight experience." Beaudoin should consider himself fortunate as other students aren't as lucky or realistic in their admission expectations. Considering the options Jan Caron, an ACT tutor on the North Shore, has been assisting local students with the college application process for years and is familiar with the desire of Deerfield parents to send their teen to a …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Reasonable expectations help avoid regrets, horror stories when seeking best fit.
"I'm in love with Missouri," said William Beaudoin, a Deerfield High School graduate and sophomore at the University of Missouri who is incredibly happy with his college choice. "I couldn't see myself going anywhere else." While in high school, Beaudoin wanted to keep his college application process simple. "I wasn't nervous, I just wanted to get in," he said. After applying to the University of Indiana and Mizzou, he picked the latter, and hasn't regretted it: "I think it was one of the best decisions of my life." But fairy-tale outcomes like Beaudoins' can be few and far between as many make the transition from high school graduate to college student. A DHS report found that 94 percent of its 413 expected graduates for 2011 planned to …