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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Alan B. Shepard High School is a highly rated, public school located in Palos Heights, IL. It has 1,753 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.

Alan B. Shepard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
220 responses
Average ACT
25
244 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$60,052
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • Homecoming, Prom, Football games,
    32%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Anything Band
    10%
  • Being apart of our St.Baldricks Fundraiser
    10%
  • Homecoming festivities
    6%
  • Band and choir concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,753
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,217
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$26,381/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I value the experiences and academic courses that I was able to take and prosper in that prepared me for the next four years of my education at the University of Michigan. There are a plethora of AP courses, honors courses, Arts courses, Music courses, and everything in between including foods, home ec., and even child care.
Additionally, the programs for students in the special education programs are wonderful. Opportunities for the special education students include horse therapy, real world skill exposure such as handling money at Target, working at the local Double Tree, and taking fun academic trips to downtown museums and sports domes all motivate and prepare the students very well! The diversity and differences within the school are very wide and discipline is handled appropriately.
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I transferred to Alan B. Shepard my sophomore year of high school, so, the building and the people inside were unfamiliar to me initially. Many of the teachers had an obvious passion for teaching, there was a plentiful of resources available to students in need, and the atmosphere was welcoming for the most part. The staff especially tried to create an inclusive classroom environment for students of color. I am a minority and I must admit that I did initially struggle with what I considered to be a lack of diversity. Prior to moving to this school district, I was accustomed to a certain representation in the classroom, and I did not find that at Alan B. Shepard High School. It may have been a projected obstacle at first, but I found that the friendliness of fellow classmates and students made for an easier transition than expected. Like any other school, this one can use improvements in several different areas, but it's certainly not at a bad place to start at and improve from.
I really loved going to such a diverse high school. I felt like I grew a lot as a person, and after feeling like I was in a bubble of the same people, seeing new, fresh, different faces was great for me and my peers to realize that the world is much more diverse than the small town of Palos Heights. The student body is extremely diverse. There was a plethora of academic choices from advanced placement to modified courses. There was also a plethora of extracurricular activities to choose from sports to clubs. I believe that my school was racially, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse because we had students from every area around my school. Many different languages were spoken in the hallways, and different faces were seen each day.