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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Washington Community High School is a highly rated, public school located in Washington, IL. It has 1,212 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
About Washington Community High School...
Address
115 Bondurant St
Washington, IL 61571
Telephone
(309) 444-5501
Website

Washington Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
75 responses
Average ACT
28
110 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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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
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$71,930
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$846
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,500
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Football, bass fishing, and track (high jump)
    12%
  • Marching band/color guard
    12%
  • Proms
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Homecoming Assembly and Game
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,212
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,579/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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We are so thankful for the outstanding education and enrichment our son received from Washington Community High School. Of course you will hear and read about their athletic programs - and they are outstanding - but, the value that this school and community place on the arts is phenomenal. From theatre to marching band to art to choir to multiple band categories, you name it, the experience is unparalleled in the Peoria area and rivals the best in the state. There truly is something for everyone at Washington. The opportunity to find your passion and grow tremendously in that field is the greatest attribute of this school. We are forever grateful!
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Washington Community High School provides students a tight-knit community. The high school is a very safe environment. The lunch ladies are constantly upgrading the foods in the best ways possible, the students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible, and administrators make sure that parents are involved. However, some of the teachers do not seem qualified to teach the courses that they teach. Also, the athletic department is not a fan of going outside the circle of teachers to find more qualified coaches.
Washington Community High School is a school where you can go and be yourself. When you first enter the building you are always greeted by someone saying "Good Morning," and it's easy to find a friend to engage with. The classes are generally small depending on the class. Teachers are knowledgable and flexible on when you can come in to finish tests, and if you need to come in early to get extra help on a particular subject they are reasonable. The facilities are fairly clean, the only time they are affected is if the kids treat them without respect. Thankfully, I do not participate in such endeavors. All in all, WCHS is a school that students enjoy being in, even when it may seem like the days never end.