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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Geneseo High School is a highly rated, public school located in Geneseo, IL. It has 828 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Geneseo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1170
69 responses
Average ACT
26
91 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$61,971
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$665
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friday night football
    42%
  • Choir concerts
    21%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Madrigal
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Marching band
    4%
  • My Dungeons and Dragons Club!
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
828
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,361
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
$18,510/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I liked the fact that this school offers a lot of Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. These were great opportunities to prepare me for college. However, I disliked the fact that I felt awkward walking into the building every day. One other student and I were the only two people that weren’t white in our graduating class. You could tell we were constantly being judged. The diversity of the school and the narrow mindset of the individuals here must change. I didn’t like this and it affected my time here at Geneseo High School.
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Geneseo High School is an amazing educational facility. Your well being and education is always held in high regard. The teachers are kind, caring, and always willing to help you with problems in or out of the classroom. The atmosphere is always good and I always feel safe on school grounds. The only problem with our school is that it’s pretty secluded from the rest of the world and there is very little diversity, but with a small town this is very common.
My experience at Geneseo High School has been amazing. All of my teachers are there for me and want me to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Along with our intense curriculum, they have greatly prepared me for college and my future. There are also so many opportunities to get involved with the school. There is something for everyone to join and if you want to make a new club it is very easy to do so. The only thing I would say is poor in GHS is the fact that we are a very small rural town, so we are very enclosed in our small community and don’t have the experience of larger more diverse cities.