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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School is an above average, public school located in Paxton, IL. It has 462 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
29 responses
Average ACT
27
42 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,241
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$603
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,600
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.
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  • Homecoming parade
    27%
  • Football Games
    18%
  • Pep assemblies
    18%
  • Powderpuff Football
    18%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
462
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,633
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,799/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Reviews

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Paxton Buckley Loda is a well rounded community in which the community supports its school and extracurricular activities. The high school has undergone some renovations within the past year and has really made some improvements. The faculty and staff treat you like family and are around for questions and concerns, whenever you need them. The non sports extra curricular activities are abundant and well diversified. Most students are involved in at least one extra curricular activity. The physical sports have been pretty exciting the last few years. The football team made it to the final 16 teams of the state in class 3A. We even have a special Olympics team for the students with special needs. They placed in the state championship game this year! Overall, Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district has a well rounded curriculum and is welcoming to new and old students.
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I was in PBL school district from the very beginning. It's a good, rural school. Most of the teachers grew up there. Everyone knows everyone. And those are both good and bad things. On one hand, you always know someone when you need a helping hand, and the teachers are connected to the school. For most of them, it's not just a job. But, on the other hand, people will always know your business and some of the teachers may or may not have just been handed the job, which leads to lower quality education.
My early experience in high school started off ok. I had a good experience with my teachers and I felt like I was respected by them to the same extent that I showed respect towards them. When I got into my junior year my high school experience started to become worse. I felt like I wasn't treated with the amount of respect I treated my teachers with and I wasn't able to get as much help and assistance with my homework assignments in the areas that I struggled with as I would have liked to. Through some hard times in my life these past two years I was not treated with the level of help and assistance of getting through school and navigating through how to complete my assignments and receive help as I would have liked to which has only made my senior year of high school worse.