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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,768 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
About Alan B. Shepard High School...
Address
13049 S Ridgeland
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Telephone
(708) 371-1111
Website

Alan B. Shepard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1060
69 responses
Average ACT
25
202 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,981
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,500
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, Prom, Football games,
    32%
  • Basketball games
    14%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Being apart of our St.Baldricks Fundraiser
    10%
  • Anything Band
    8%
  • Homecoming festivities
    5%
  • Band and choir concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,768
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,217
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$22,329/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Alan B. Shepard High School Reviews

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My experience at Alan B. Shepard Highschool was amazing! I got to meet new people and make new friends. One thing about this high school I enjoyed the most was the diversity of people in this high school. I loved how everything was organized and the clubs were awesome. I joined an art class which made me feel like I had accomplished something inside of me. The teachers made me feel welcomed and I soon became comfortable with them to talk about anything. One thing that I would like to see a change in this high school would be to have had a longer lunch break! Otherwise, I loved every minute!
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I personally really enjoyed to be part of this school, I enjoyed each and every single moment of it. The one thing I mainly enjoyed was being part of the soccer team, I was able to share my skills with other players and leave on a victory for the school. The only thing I recommend to be changed or at least apply more time into would be find different tutoring times; since many students are not always available the times teachers have open. Other then that it is a very well put together school, my respect!
Shepard is very diverse which was excellent for me coming from a white middle school. While attending I was first introduced to the idea of socializing and working side by side with people of all different colors, shapes, and sizes. The academics were outstanding for honors and standard level classes, however I noticed that the classes offered for lower average classes didn't improve my peers' education level. However starting from freshman year, this school does very well on prepping students for college. I was very ready!