Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Illinois Valley Central High School is an above average, public school located in Chillicothe, IL. It has 639 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
1300 W Sycamore St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Telephone
(309) 274-5481
Website
Work Here? Claim Your School

Illinois Valley Central High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1240
25 responses
Average ACT
27
44 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
Do You Work at Illinois Valley Central High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,047
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$668
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Choir
    25%
  • Marching band
    25%
  • The school's dances. Homecoming, Swing, and Prom.
    25%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Parades
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
639
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
14%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,689/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Schools like Illinois Valley Central High School
More

Illinois Valley Central High School Reviews

42 reviews
All Categories
I feel that this school prepared me very well for my time in college. The classes that I took here were equivalent to the lectures I have taken in fairly upper level college classes, especially for the science and mathematics sections. There were not an excessive amount of clubs to join, but I feel that there were fairly enough of them to make my time at the school interesting and entertaining. The teachers were always very caring and were incredibly intelligent. Plus, with all the AP courses offered at the school, the overall academic experience was fantastic.
Start Your Review of Illinois Valley Central High School
Rate It!
Overall kind of terrible, people are rude and we have major drug problems. Other than that it's still bad, not good quality education and there's not enough money to give to anything other than football. So if you break a beaker in science, you're fresh out of luck because they won't buy another one to replace it. Oh and don't even think about having funding for the music programs, there's literally none. A thousand a year maybe? Kind of awful
The thing that I love most about Illinois Valley Central is all of the activities you can be in and the people that attend. I have learned that what you put into the school is what you get out of it. The more that I am involved, the more fun it is!