Washington Community High School

Summary:

Washington Community High School is a public high school serving 1,484 students in grades 9-12 in Washington, Illinois, which is part of the highly-ranked Washington CHSD 308 district. The school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Illinois, with strong academic performance that exceeds state averages and a high graduation rate.

Washington Community High School's academic excellence is evident in its 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and its ranking of 66th out of 699 Illinois high schools. The school's students significantly outperform the state averages on standardized tests, with 47% proficient or better in SAT Mathematics and 44.7% in SAT English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 26.7% and 31.6%, respectively. Additionally, 67.2% of students were proficient or better on the End of Course ISA Science assessment, surpassing the state average of 52.2%. The school's four-year graduation rate has remained high, ranging from 86.5% to 92.6% over the past five years, and its dropout rate is lower than the state average.

While Washington Community High School's academic performance is impressive, the school's student population is predominantly White, with relatively low percentages of minority students. This lack of racial diversity may be an area for the school to address. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, at 22.51%, which suggests potential socioeconomic disparities. However, the school's strong performance for low socioeconomic status students, ranking 51st out of 644 Illinois high schools in this category, indicates that it is able to effectively support and educate these students. When compared to nearby high schools, such as Peoria Heights High School, Eureka High School, East Peoria High School, Morton High School, and Metamora High School, Washington Community High School stands out as a consistently higher-performing institution.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 115 Bondurant St
       Washington, IL  61571-2448


(309) 444-3167

District: Washington CHSD 308

SchoolDigger Rank:
66th of 699 Illinois High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,186 Help


Feeder schools for Washington Community High School:

Elementary:    Central Primary School
    J L Hensey Elementary School
    Lincoln Grade School
Middle:    Beverly Manor Elementary School
    Central Intermediate School
    Washington Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2 Help
Number of students:  1,484

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.7%
Two or more races:
4.6%
Hispanic:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Washington Community High School ranks better than 90.6% of high schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.54. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Washington Community High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.7%), two or more races (4.6%), Hispanic (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Community High School is 17.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Community High School is $13,186.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington Community High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Community High School 66th of 699 Illinois public high schools. (See Washington Community High School in the ranking list.)

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Washington CHSD 308:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington CHSD 308 66th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington Community High School

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Rank History for all students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 69.74 164th 586 72.0%
2004 74.14 133rd 592 77.5%
2005 74.68 137th 590 76.8%
2006 70.33 165th 596 72.3%
2007 68.65 193rd 612 68.5%
2008 72.29 163rd 624 73.9%
2009 80.24 102nd 632 83.9%
2010 78.86 117th 643 81.8%
2011 73.50 177th 655 73.0%
2012 80.92 108th 665 83.8%
2013 75.27 158th 670 76.4%
2014 79.38 133rd 670 80.1%
2015 54.78 235th 614 61.7%
2016 66.88 128th 643 80.1%
2017 81.03 97th 642 84.9%
2018 74.91 132nd 647 79.6%
2019 79.87 112th 701 84.0%
2021 89.05 72nd 688 89.5%
2022 92.65 43rd 699 93.8%
2023 88.54 66th 699 90.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.97 101st 165 38.8%
2021 66.54 45th 160 71.9%
2022 39.63 99th 170 41.8%
2023 73.15 44th 163 73.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.29 111th 374 70.3%
2019 39.07 220th 473 53.5%
2021 39.08 215th 453 52.5%
2022 31.21 286th 493 42.0%
2023 58.15 136th 476 71.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.32 213th 585 63.6%
2019 71.43 115th 639 82.0%
2021 74.43 96th 611 84.3%
2022 87.77 40th 626 93.6%
2023 85.74 51st 644 92.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.76 160th 620 74.2%
2019 78.11 121st 665 81.8%
2021 82.84 99th 639 84.5%
2022 94.06 30th 658 95.4%
2023 85.09 82nd 656 87.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.76 160th 428 62.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.17 134th 619 78.4%
2019 78.81 110th 675 83.7%
2021 91.24 62nd 653 90.5%
2022 87.96 60th 664 91.0%
2023 89.09 58th 668 91.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.54 213th 291 26.8%
2019 28.89 233rd 317 26.5%
2021 41.19 161st 317 49.2%
2022 89.49 28th 335 91.6%
2023 79.87 45th 333 86.5%
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Rank History for White students at Washington Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.65 177th 548 67.7%
2019 68.42 145th 552 73.7%
2021 79.99 94th 553 83.0%
2022 87.24 58th 560 89.6%
2023 77.95 97th 557 82.6%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Washington Community High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1229 5 12 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 1247
1989 1182 3 14 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 1200
1990 1111 1 14 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 1128
1991 1151 3 11 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1166
1992 1146 3 13 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1165
1993 1125 2 12 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1144
1994 1124 4 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1140
1995 1070 3 7 5 5 n/a n/a 0 1090
1996 1070 3 7 5 5 n/a n/a 0 1090
1997 1063 5 7 9 9 n/a n/a 0 1093
1998 1015 5 7 4 9 n/a n/a 0 1040
1999 1026 5 11 7 11 n/a n/a 0 1060
2000 1009 6 12 6 11 n/a n/a 0 1044
2001 1023 5 10 8 11 n/a n/a 0 1057
2002 1036 4 10 11 3 n/a n/a 0 1064
2003 1036 4 10 11 3 n/a n/a 0 1064
2004 1017 9 12 7 9 n/a n/a 0 1054
2005 1029 11 12 6 5 n/a n/a 4 1067
2006 1043 8 12 8 3 n/a n/a 5 1079
2007 1088 8 5 14 4 n/a n/a 7 1126
2008 1124 5 9 18 2 n/a n/a 8 1166
2009 1097 5 6 14 1 n/a n/a 15 1138
2010 1139 2 6 17 2 n/a n/a 30 1196
2011 1108 35 9 26 3 0 6 0 1187
2012 1096 25 16 28 5 3 7 0 1180
2013 1086 13 16 38 3 3 21 0 1180
2014 1062 11 21 28 3 3 27 0 1155
2015 1088 14 18 28 6 1 35 0 1190
2016 1128 12 13 29 6 1 23 0 1212
2017 1224 17 11 34 4 0 28 0 1318
2018 1232 18 17 36 2 0 35 0 1340
2019 1226 8 19 48 2 0 54 0 1357
2020 1219 16 24 48 4 1 58 0 1370
2021 1262 24 27 53 5 0 61 0 1432
2022 1310 26 23 65 4 0 70 0 1498
2023 1302 21 25 63 4 0 69 0 1484

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Washington Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1247 76.8 16.2 n/a
1989 1200 77.4 15.5 n/a
1990 1128 74.3 15.1 n/a
1991 1166 70.0 16.6 n/a
1992 1165 67.0 17.3 n/a
1993 1144 67.0 17.1 n/a
1994 1140 66.0 17.3 n/a
1995 1090 65.8 16.6 n/a
1996 1090 65.8 16.6 n/a
1997 1093 68.0 16.1 n/a
1998 1040 69.0 15.1 n/a
1999 1060 70.0 15.1 n/a
2000 1044 67.0 15.6 n/a
2001 1057 65.7 16.1 n/a
2002 1064 65.7 16.2 5.5
2003 1064 65.7 16.2 5.5
2004 1054 66.1 15.9 6.3
2005 1067 66.0 16.2 7.1
2006 1079 64.2 16.8 8.3
2007 1126 77.0 14.6 10.5
2008 1166 60.0 19.4 10.2
2009 1138 68.0 16.7 9.7
2010 1196 73.0 16.3 14.8
2011 1187 73.2 16.2 16
2012 1180 74.2 15.8 16.9
2013 1180 n/a n/a 17.9
2014 1155 74.0 15.6 n/a
2015 1190 74.0 16.0 30.6
2016 1212 74.0 16.3 20.8
2017 1318 77.7 16.9 21.4
2018 1340 79.1 16.9 21.5
2019 1357 81.0 16.7 21.7
2020 1370 81.5 16.8 20.9
2021 1432 n/a n/a n/a
2022 1498 85.0 17.6 20.9
2023 1484 86.0 17.2 22.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Washington Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1247 76.8 16.2 n/a
1989 1200 77.4 15.5 n/a
1990 1128 74.3 15.1 n/a
1991 1166 70.0 16.6 n/a
1992 1165 67.0 17.3 n/a
1993 1144 67.0 17.1 n/a
1994 1140 66.0 17.3 n/a
1995 1090 65.8 16.6 n/a
1996 1090 65.8 16.6 n/a
1997 1093 68.0 16.1 n/a
1998 1040 69.0 15.1 n/a
1999 1060 70.0 15.1 n/a
2000 1044 67.0 15.6 n/a
2001 1057 65.7 16.1 n/a
2002 1064 65.7 16.2 5.5
2003 1064 65.7 16.2 5.5
2004 1054 66.1 15.9 6.3
2005 1067 66.0 16.2 7.1
2006 1079 64.2 16.8 8.3
2007 1126 77.0 14.6 10.5
2008 1166 60.0 19.4 10.2
2009 1138 68.0 16.7 9.7
2010 1196 73.0 16.3 14.8
2011 1187 73.2 16.2 16
2012 1180 74.2 15.8 16.9
2013 1180 n/a n/a 17.9
2014 1155 74.0 15.6 n/a
2015 1190 74.0 16.0 30.6
2016 1212 74.0 16.3 20.8
2017 1318 77.7 16.9 21.4
2018 1340 79.1 16.9 21.5
2019 1357 81.0 16.7 21.7
2020 1370 81.5 16.8 20.9
2021 1432 n/a n/a n/a
2022 1498 85.0 17.6 20.9
2023 1484 86.0 17.2 22.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201598.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.1%98.2%
201698.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.6%22.1%
201798.4%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.4%98.1%98.4%20.2%
201897.9%97.8%97.8%97.7%97.7%97.2%97.9%21.4%
201998.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%51.6%
202299.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%98.7%
202398.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Community High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $103 (0.8%) $13,030 (99.2%) $13,133
2020 $172 (1.4%) $12,544 (98.6%) $12,716
2021 $257 (2.1%) $12,022 (97.9%) $12,279
2022 $257 (2.1%) $12,022 (97.9%) $12,279
2023 $308 (2.3%) $12,878 (97.7%) $13,186

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Community High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 112th of 701 High schoolsRanks 66th of 699 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Washington Community High School)4247
 5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Washington CHSD 308)4247
 5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)34.826.7
 8.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Community High School)44.144.7
 0.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Washington CHSD 308)44.144.7
 0.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.731.6
 5.1%
End of Course Science (Washington Community High School)46.567.2
 20.7%
   End of Course Science (Washington CHSD 308)46.567.2
 20.7%
   End of Course Science (Illinois)36.452.2
 15.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13571484
 9.4%
African American821
 162.5%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian1925
 31.6%
Hispanic4863
 31.3%
Pacific Islander00
White12261302
 6.2%
Two or More Races5469
 27.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.7%22.5%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Community High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,484 students attended Washington Community High School.

Students at Washington Community High School are 88% White, 5% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% African American.

Yes. Washington Community High School ranks in the top 9.4% of Illinois high schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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