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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
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  • Public, Magnet
  • AURORA, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The health, safety, and care of the community is our top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us and we are doing our part to bend the curve in our community and in the state while continuing to fulfill our mission. Please visit https://www.imsa.edu/student-life/health-services/coronavirus-covid-19-response/ for live updates and FAQ's. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
    grade C
  8. Sports
    grade C minus
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A

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1500 SULLIVAN RD
AURORA, IL 60506
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Established as a public STEM academy for Illinois students, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is internationally recognized for inspiring, challenging, and nurturing students who use their exceptional abilities to improve people’s lives. IMSA’s academically advanced residential program enables exceptional students in grades 10-12 to reach extraordinary levels of achievement.

Our mission is to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition. We are a diverse community that promotes curiosity and exploration. We’re about more than great college prospects and great jobs, we’re about making our families proud. We’re about a better world for everyone through immersive learning experiences.

At IMSA’s residential Academy, you will be part of a community of around 650 diverse students who are passionate about learning. When you live alongside others, you create life-long friendships. You build your confidence and self-reliance.

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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
No data available  
Percent Proficient - Math
No data available  
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1440
662 responses
Average ACT
33
388 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

Student Inquiry and Research (SIR)

Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) supports student investigations conducted on and off-campus. The SIR department provides a framework for students to conduct original investigations on compelling questions of interest, collaborate with other students and professional researchers, and to share their investigation results through public presentations and publications.

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$74,659
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,274
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$194,100
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 39 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
  • Clash of the Halls
    34%
  • Cultural shows
    21%
  • Fall carnival
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Residential Programming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Day of service
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
631
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 37 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 48 responses

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Reviews

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