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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fenton High School is an above average, public school located in Bensenville, IL. It has 1,428 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
About Fenton High School...
Address
1000 W Green St
Bensenville, IL 60106
Telephone
(630) 860-6250
Website

Fenton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1160
68 responses
Average ACT
25
107 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,286
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,021
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,100
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
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 49 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Athletic Events
    14%
  • Fall play and Spring Musical
    10%
  • Hoops for Hope
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,428
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,565
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,982/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Fenton High School is a well-rounded public high school. There's an abundance of classes in each department including, science, math, English, foreign languages, engineering, music, arts, and much more. Each class has multiple resources including Bison Time, a specific time in the day for students to receive academic help extra study time. The administrators, staff, counselors, and teachers are very educated and open to going the extra mile for students. The classrooms, meeting rooms, and resource rooms have been renovated recently and provide efficient learning spaces. I have a been involved in various activities and sports all four years of being at Fenton and for the most part there is something for everyone. Overall, I'm extremely pleased attending Fenton High School, and I believe that the school has properly prepared me for college. The only things I'd wish Fenton would consider more is, more SAT/ACT prep courses and new foreign language courses such as Chinese or Italian.
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Overall Fenton High School has been a very good comforting place to grow academically. I was scared to start off as a freshman, but once I started off the year I knew that I could call Fenton my home. The atmosphere is great surrounded by welcoming and friendly faculty. I have had many great experiences learning about subjects that I never had any interests in. Fenton is full of amazing teachers and counselors that will be willing to help with any problem. Senior year has been a very stressful year because of preparation for college, its a very scary process to go through but my counselor encouraged me and was constantly checking up on me to push through. One thing I would change about Fenton would be the requirements for community service. I personally think that not everyone has the time to complete twenty-five hours of service due to school work, athletics, and family-related business. Fenton has made me into a more responsible independent person.
Teachers are overpaid for what they do. The administration is not sensitive to the needs of the students. The school pushes AP courses on the students in order to make the school look academically superior, but, the students do not benefit from the courses. The sports programs / coaches are inferior. The staff are not at interested in quality of education of the students. The best aspect of the support staff is the security and custodial personnel who are very friendly and helpful at all times. The counselors just go through the motions rather than offering any real guidance and assistance to the students. Nice enough people, but, make don't generate any serious results. The special ed department is laughable. The some of the teachers can't even understand the courses they teach. There is very little respect between the teachers and the administration.