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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cowden-Herrick Jr/Sr High School is a public school located in Cowden, IL. It has 225 students in grades PK, 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
About Cowden-Herrick Jr/Sr High School...
Address
PO Box 188
Cowden, IL 62422
Telephone
(217) 783-2125

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$650
National
$949
Median Home Value
$62,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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Students

Diversity
C
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Students
225
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,474/ year
National
$12,239
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My experience with Cowden Herrick High School is one of indifference but also enjoyable. Both of my parents and most of my aunts and uncles have all gone here. So have most of my cousins. I feel like this is my home in a way because most of my family is here. The education on the other hand is sub-pare. We don't have much money so some things are broke and out dated but we are getting better. In time a feel that this school will improve tremendously. However; our clubs are great; particularly FFA. We are a rural community so the student see agriculture every single day. Most students have a farmer in the family or knows of one. I have been a FFA chapter officer for 3 years. i feel that FFA has helped my a lot in building leadership skills, personal growth, and in finding a career that best suits me. Being in FFA made my high school career great. My high schools FFA chapter is a great one. I'm so happy to be a part of it.
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The school is super small with very little opportunities. We don't even have any ap classes. That alone majorly hurts the students to be taught by someone who is trying to teach themselves as we go along. Though I do like most of my teachers very much and I know they try hard, however there are some teachers that shouldn't be teaching. One is particular is so bad at teaching that I have no idea how they are even allowed to teach the class. They are constantly going off of topic and when a student complains to the principal or something the teacher will give a huge packet without even going over how to do it, plus i don't think they've graded a single assignment because they are too lazy. Although that is bad I still like most of my peers and the faculty, well most of them, because they do try hard to give us the best opportunities that they can give us with limited funding.
I have liked my high school experience, I love high school it has been some of my best memories. I just wish my school had more to offer, I do not feel like I'm as ready for college as I should be. I have met some great people and been able to know them better through sports.