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
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an elite, public school located in Aurora, IL. It has 650 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1.
Address
1500 Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
Telephone
(630) 907-5000
Website

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Rankings

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Academics

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

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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Clash of the Halls
    40%
  • Cultural shows
    22%
  • Fall carnival
    16%
  • Day of service
    4%
  • Gutter Splits
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Residential Programming
    4%

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.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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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.
I like the school very much! Teachers are knowledgeable and students are friendly.Illinois Math and Science Academy provide a lot of opportunities to student for practice their skills and knowledge learning from Class.