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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Waubonsie Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Aurora, IL. It has 2,572 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
2590 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504
Telephone
(630) 375-3300
Website

Waubonsie Valley High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1270
286 responses
Average ACT
28
497 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 151 responses
Report
  • After school sport events
    26%
  • Prism
    17%
  • Pep Assemblies
    13%
  • Band concerts, band trips,
    9%
  • Link Crew
    7%
  • War of 204
    7%
  • Veteran assembly
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,572
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,065
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 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
$13,973/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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Waubonsie Valley High School Reviews

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Waubonsie Valley High School has offered me an excellent selection of Honors and AP courses to enrich my knowledge and prepare me for the workload of college. In addition to that, there are a lot of other interesting courses that allow people to explore their interests, such as Public Speaking, Broadcast Communications and Technology, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Childhood Education, etc. I have never had a problem choosing my class schedule for the upcoming year because there is so much to choose from!
I have to thank the teachers who are so passionate about what they do for my success. Of course, I have had some teachers who I would not recommend to others, but you encounter some unpleasant people in every situation.
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I’m all about diversity, and if you are too then Waubonsie is the place for you!
They prepare you for college, and challenge you to the best of your ability.
They don’t stress you too much, but I mean it is high school. I moved here last year and I found that it’s really easy to find my classes. Making my schedule has never been a problem, if I want to be in a certain class and I am qualified to take it, my councilor puts me in that class. The academics are great and the teachers really teach you things you will use in the future.
Most of the teachers are great, some don’t do their job well, but the ones that do are so friendly and helping. The students are not terrible, but they just need to learn not to judge people. And the only other bad thing would be lunch. The lunch is okay at first but then everything goes downhill after the first few weeks.
Anyways, everything at WVHS does take some getting use to, but once you get the hang of it, it is a great overall experience!
Overall I had a great experience at Waubonsie. I was so prepared for college and I truly believe it was because of the wonderful teachers and support I received during my time at Waubonsie. If I could back and tell myself something, it would be to get more involved as soon as possible and be open to any and all opportunities that come my way because high school only happens once so you should make it a great experience. Great school though and even better teachers, get ready for a great high school experience!