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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Illinois Valley Central High School is an above average, public school located in Chillicothe, IL. It has 630 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
About Illinois Valley Central High School...
Address
1300 W Sycamore St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Telephone
(309) 274-5481
Website

Illinois Valley Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1230
16 responses
Average ACT
26
40 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,325
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$639
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,100
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.
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  • The school's dances. Homecoming, Swing, and Prom.
    30%
  • Choir
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Marching band
    20%
  • Parades
    10%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
630
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
17%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$11,296/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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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!
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The sports at IVC are slowly decreasing, there are a few players on every team that are very committed and love their sport, but the majority seem to just be on the teams because that's what they've always done. They act like going to practice is a waste of time. Few of the coaches are genuinely liked and it seems like they easily get sucked into petty high school drama. But the ones that are are really great people who care about each individual athlete. The music department is incredible, its always been very strong and feels like a family. However, there is a massive divide between the "jocks" and the "geeks." Not that there isn't overlap between the two but neither groups support the other in any way.
IVC is overall a positive experience, the students are outgoing and fun, but there is a lack in school spirit that shows with the attendance at activities. By the second half of a football game the stands are empty and the sentence, "lol IVC sucks at everything" is not unheard. But there is an odd sense of community throughout Chillicothe that supports the school and keeps the clubs and music department strong.