A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1500 Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
Telephone
(630) 907-5000
Website

Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1450
253 responses
Average ACT
33
229 responses
AP Enrollment
55%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Clash of the Halls
    42%
  • Cultural shows
    22%
  • Fall carnival
    18%
  • Day of service
    4%
  • Gutter Splits
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Sporting events
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
650
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Reviews

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IMSA is a boarding school so there are many responsibilities students take on along with academics. The challenge of the school was definitely a combination of both living and curriculum although the advanced curriculum was the greater of the two. Countering these challenges, the school offers on site tutoring, many places to study quietly, a writing center, and interactive preparation for college. These resources help students academically while its many clubs and on campus activities create a memorable and positive living environment.
The campus is very serene and wide and the tight-knit community is accepting of students of all backgrounds and experiences.
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I love IMSA! There is a great balance of academic and social opportunities. The people that you meet and the opportunities/experience you will gain is priceless Personally, I feel like the academic support for minorities could definitely be stronger, nevertheless it's still a great institution.
Transferring to this school was probably the best decision I made in my high school career. Most of the teachers have very engaging class structures, and they are all open to meeting with students in their downtime. While the classes are very challenging, there is enough of a support structure between other students and teachers that you should be able to keep up. The residential aspect of the school does well in preparing you for college and promotes a stronger student community by keeping everyone together. Just don't expect any good sports teams.