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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Alton High School is an above average, public school located in Alton, IL. It has 1,987 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
4200 Humbert Rd
Alton, IL 62002
Telephone
(618) 474-2700
Website

Alton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1130
56 responses
Average ACT
26
143 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,845
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
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.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
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  • Homecoming week!
    27%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • Aftergrad
    11%
  • Senior Day
    7%
  • Football games
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,987
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,952
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,333/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Alton High School provides an environment where teachers are focused on college preparedness for their students. Teachers are always willing to help students in any way that they can, and constantly push students to work to best of their ability and beyond. AHS strives to make sure students reach their full potential; however, would be more successful if it had the resources to do so. There are different ways for students to be active at AHS, whether it be student council, organizational clubs, or sports. The school also provides many opportunities for vocational experience, AP and Dual Credit college courses, and internship work.
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I loved the engineering program and AP physics courses! The exposure to real-world technology has advanced me well past the collegiate level and allowed me to further myself in undergraduate research. I am majoring in physics and Spanish thanks to the challenging foreign language department and rigorous science and engineering programs. I love my instructors and still communicate with them. I am very appreciative of their support and encouragement!
I like how Alton High offers many different classes as well as extracurricular activities. I also like how the teachers here are always willing to help you in your studies or in life. Also, I appreciate how Alton High offers many dual credit, honors, and AP classes and courses that can smoothly transition to surrounding colleges. Something I wish would be changed is more acknowledgement and celebration of the succeeding students rather than focusing on the more disciplined individuals.