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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mendota Township High School District No. 280 is a public school located in Mendota, IL. It has 571 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Mendota Township High School District No. 280...
Address
2300 W Main St
Mendota, IL 61342
Telephone
(815) 539-7446

Mendota Township High School District No. 280 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
25 responses
Average ACT
26
26 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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
$44,625
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$539
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,700
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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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Attending the football homecoming games
    44%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Show Choir Choreography week
    11%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
571
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,611
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,632/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Mendota Township High School District No. 280 Reviews

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I was highly involved in the music department, Interact club, tennis, Spanish club, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and more! I found the facilities and food to be exactly what I would expect from a well-functioning high school. I also strongly feel that we were given the tools and time needed to perform well on the SAT, and other required exams. MHS did a fantastic job of preparing us, whether we said we wanted it or not. Additionally, the variety of clubs that were offered was a huge plus for me. For a school of roughly 600 students, the options are vast! I appreciated the system that is in place requiring coaches and club sponsors to split time evenly if there is a conflict.
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Mendota High School was a great place! Everyone there is very helpful and will help you with anything. The teachers there truly care about how you do in their class and the 4 years there was amazing, I was I could go there for one more year. Also the food is excellent and the administration does a great job of keeping the rules in place and was to make Mendota High School and great experience!
No school can really be defined as being "the best" but when discussing my high school, it is most definitely great! Our new "pulley system" focuses on everyone in the school helping each other out in order to achieve. With it being in a small town, everyone knows everyone so I believe that pushing this point of view has helped other students realize what it means to be empathetic. The teachers put their heart into this attitude in the sense of applying it in the classroom as well. With my experiences, no teacher has ever truly given up on a student that wants to overcome an obstacle in the class. The tutors are always there to provide support. Participation was becoming more of a requirement in a lot of classes too. It was said that by doing so, more students will be more comfortable in engaging in speeches and acquire better social skills.