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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
East High School is a public school located in Aurora, IL. It has 3,854 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.
Address
500 Tomcat Ln
Aurora, IL 60505
Telephone
(630) 299-8000
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East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1070
72 responses
Average ACT
22
114 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$66,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,800
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
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
31%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Pep Rallies
    25%
  • Sports events
    20%
  • East vs West basketball games
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Snowball Events
    5%
  • We don't really have many events.
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,854
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,156
Teachers in First/Second Year
48.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
$12,585/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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I personally had a great experience at this school, my counselors and teachers always seemed to care very much about their students and encouraged them to go to college. However, I was always enrolled in Honors/AP classes. I would see other teachers (the ones in charge of kids that performed poorly and were overall uninterested in bettering themselves) give up on their students. I would like to see all of the staff be more involved and encouraging, I understand that it's easier to focus on the students that are driven but the ones that lack drive should be just as cared for. I must also say that the dean's assistants at this school are unprofessional. I overheard too many unprofessional conversations between dean's assistants and students. The assistants at this school are overall pretty young and although it is crucial to maintain a good relationship with the students, this section of the school staff did so in a completely irresponsible and careless manner.
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The school gives many opportunities for you to succeed, but it gets its bad reputation because a lot of the students simply don't care for school and don't even attempt to come to class. However, if you try to apply yourself and work hard, then the teachers will help and support you.
East High School is a place where I found myself discovering new ways to make myself better. It's a school where most students come from lower-middle class families, where most students have a job. It's a place where most of the students will be 1st-generation or 2nd-generation graduates. For these reasons, it makes our teachers more understanding and encouraging. The school offers many ways to get involved or find academic help. We do lack some things that could put us up to par with other more financially prosperous schools. We also do need a change in our school's lunch system, as I do believe that it is not all nutritious nor appetizing. Other than that, I couldn't see myself anywhere else for high school.