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  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 598 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
1300 W Sycamore St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1210
35 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$46,739
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
  • Choir
    23%
  • Marching band
    23%
  • The school's dances. Homecoming, Swing, and Prom.
    23%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Parades
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
598
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
13%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 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
$11,689/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Illinois Valley Central High School Reviews

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I was new to the district my Freshman year. Although it was a little difficult to find friends, I eventually started to find my rhythm and become friends with some amazing people. The school has a good variety of clubs and activities available to students. I myself am part of Book club, Scolastic bowl, and JOI club to name a few. They really encourage students to be involved and make it easy for freshmen/ new students to join clubs and sports. For students who wish to go into an artistic field or into the trades, IVC is an amazing school. They offer a wide range of classes and even prepare them for the future through work based learning and advanced classes focused on assembling portfolios to submit into colleges. On the downside, the district makes it hard for students to truly get ahead because they don't start foreign language or advanced math until high school. Personally, this caused problems for me and my schedule because I was in advanced classes at my old district.
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I graduated from Illinois Valley Central in 2019. My experience at this school was good but not great. The school cannot seem to keep teachers, for example I had five different Spanish teachers in the span of four years. Education wise, I do believe that I received a good education but teachers/administration don't seem to strive for kids to go beyond their potential. The school for the most part is very safe and comfortable, as safe as any school can be in the current days of school systems in America.
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.