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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
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mattoon High School is a public school located in Mattoon, IL. It has 1,047 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
2521 Walnut Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Telephone
(217) 238-7800
Website

Mattoon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
26 responses
Average ACT
25
110 responses
AP Enrollment
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,182
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$611
National
$949
Median Home Value
$80,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Prom
    40%
  • Team Massive
    30%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • FCS Club
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,047
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,012
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,608/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I believe my high school has grown a lot over the years that I have attended and I would love to see it grow even more. Since we have recently gotten a new principal, the school has been friendlier and it has opened eyes in the school system and community to be kind to one another. I think we can grow even more and be more technologically advanced like some other schools since most kids respond to things like that. But overall I am glad I grew up in such an environment and wish the best for any other student that will attend Mattoon High School.
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Mattoon High School has a large and well-funded athletics department, but it falls behind in the field of academics. Many sports are offered, but few extracurriculars are present. State funded programs are decent, but student organizations fall apart quickly due to little support. Funding goes mainly to new computers that are seldom used- despite the fact that our textbooks are falling apart and some ceilings have had leaks for years. The teachers are very friendly and most of them know much about what they teach. This school feels safe and bullying is seldom witnessed. However, many students are insecure about their chances of getting into a college. This is due mainly to poverty in the area, though it can be also attributed to what many students consider a poor education as compared to other schools. Overall, this high school is decent and does not present any major problems, but most students and many teachers feel that the school could be doing better.
My high school has decent teachers that seem to care, but also has some that just want to fail you. I didn’t hate my school, but the environment was more about sports than learning. On top of that there was a lot of bullying and not enough enforcing of the dress code. I would like for the teacher that don’t want to be there, not to teach there. I would also like to see someone do something about the bullying instead of blaming the victim. I would like to see students actually want to be there rather than run out screaming.