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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Metea Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Aurora, IL. It has 2,841 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
1801 N Eola Rd
Aurora, IL 60502
Telephone
(630) 375-5900
Website

Metea Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
233 responses
Average ACT
28
512 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$63,967
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 152 responses
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  • Extracurricular competitions
    22%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Specific dress days- schoolspirit,hippy, sock hop
    20%
  • Pep Assemblies
    16%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • School Dances
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,841
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,860
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,021/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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The majority of teachers at Metea Valley really do care about students. While I was a student at this high school, the teachers I've had were respectable and would cater to the varying learning preferences of students: visual, auditory, hands-on, etc. As of 2017, US News and World Report Best High Schools National Rankings lists Metea at 23rd in Illinois. During my time at this newly built school, I was consistently impressed with how well it is kept up by the janitors; the school is always clean and the environment is conducive to learning. Personally, I was heavily involved in the music department and I cannot thank my instructors enough for their skill and dedication to each student. The music department is even recognized on a national level. In 2016, the Grammy Foundation recognized Metea Valley's music department as one of the top three music programs in the country. In retrospect, I am very thankful to be a graduate of Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois!
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Metea is a new school that was started just ten years ago, it recently was ranked 19th in the state of Illinois. This ranking is incredible considering how young the school is, however, many students don't enjoy the school culture and feel as though the administration creates rules that are too constricting for its students. Many students ditch pep assemblies, don't participate in spirit week, and leave sporting events early or don't go at all. It costs over $100 to park at the school and the school has a dog that walks the halls sniffing for drugs. Sometimes the school can feel like a prison, students are always questioned when walking in the halls, can't leave campus for lunch, and many bathrooms and classrooms are locked so that students can't enter them. Many teachers teach so that students score highly on tests rather than teaching so that they fully understand topics and can apply them to daily life. Metea needs to focus more on the well being of its students than on its rank.
My best experiences at Metea Valley have come with some of the amazing teachers on staff. Although I have had my share of teachers who didn't quite live up to the standard the school has set, the vast majority have been kindhearted, intelligent, and involved people who enjoy making connections with their students and learning as well as teaching. They love to go to sports and music events as well as laugh along with their students, creating a school community which includes both adults and adolescents. My teachers have made me feel loved and valued as well as capable of learning and fulfilling my potential during my years at Metea.