Illini Central High School
- MASON CITY, IL
Illini Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.2 out of 5 41 reviews
It was a wonderful academic experience. The teachers showed daily their commitment to student success and taught many varying classes to accommodate for student's interests.
I like that it is a small school. Everyone knows each other so it is a friendly environment. Most of the teachers will go out of their way to help you and I like that. If you need help they will make sure you get help.
They have a lot of good teachers. However their are not many opportunities. I feel like the education itself is lacking because they have a hard time finding teachers. Their is no school spirt.
Had a lot of good memories wish the administration was better though to be honest. I tried to do my best with every class I was given.
I loved my teachers when I attended. They kept me intrigued but would not overload me with homework. The quality of the education prepared me fairly well for my current college courses. There was a surplus of sports and school organizations to get involved in for how small the school is. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Illini Central and I have gone back to visit with teachers at least once a year.
Very nice small school with a good community surrounding. Friendly faces and a strong support system.
When attending the school they said that they was a zero tolerance for bullying yet everyday there was bullying happening and the school said it was nothing but teasing
It is a decent school overall but with administration changing practically every year I think many students' educational careers suffered. Also, some of the surrounding school districts have a much more advanced curriculum and are a semester to a year ahead of IC.
Overall, all of the teachers here want you to succeed. If you need any help with any subject that you are enrolled in, the teachers are always open to helping out any student. Subjects get increasingly difficult throughout the four years that you are here, which is a nice transition into college classes. I feel that I am ready for whatever comes my way.
I've moved a lot and settled at one school for the rest of my years in school at IC when I was in 4th grade. I automatically made friends on the first day. The students and staff are very friendly and know what they are doing, of course, there are some days that they may be worm out but we've all been there and teachers aren't perfect. Food isn't bad, and classes are well organized. I do wish there was a little more offered but we do have a lot of options. There is drama, varying on what 'group' you are friends with. Drugs are somewhat common outside of school however. I tried to hit everything that people look at in a school.
This school is terrible for providing safety policies for those being bullied at the school. If it isn't caught on camera, the situation is ignored and not addressed for the student that is being bullied. Students constantly get into fights with other students and the bare minimum is done to rectify the situation. The school is terribly unsafe inside the building. The doors do not lock unless you go up to them in the classroom and lock them.
Very limited amount of extracurriculars. There extracurriculars that are supported are only Farming-related ones. After school activities have been cut back due to the lack of transportation the school (no longer supplies students rides home to neighboring towns from the main town). Administration is rarely supportive of extra-curricular actitivies and prefer that extracurriculars do not interfere with school days.
The overall experience at the school was awful. The school is way too focused on athletic school events more than anything else. They have cut back the art department so much that it barely exists in the school in any of the following forms (music, art, theatre). As a small rural school, there is so much focus in one club only, Future Farmers of America (FFA). All other clubs barely have a chance at raising funds or having any impact in the school environment.
Even though there isn't a ton of different sports, the ones we have are really great. There is great school spirit for every sport and everyone works very hard to do their best.
I really do love this school. It's going to be very hard to leave this year. It's a very small school and everybody knows everybody which I love. If I could do it all over again I would go back to this school. I've had a lot of great memories there.
The teachers at Illini Central all work very hard when doing their job. They help the students as best as they can, when a student asks for help. There has been a lot of teachers that leave and new ones that come in, but they all seem to fit in very well with the school and get along very well with the students.
We have lots of clubs to join.