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Encyclopedia > Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Image:Stevenson Main.jpg
Name Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Address 1 Stevenson Drive
An aerial photo of Adlai E. Stevenson High School
City Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Phone 847-634-4000
Established 1965
Type Public secondary
Superintendent Dr. Timothy D. Kanold
Principal Dr. Douglas Domeracki (since 2004)
Religion None
Students Coeducational
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 4573
Students per teacher 16.2
Average class size 20.7
District District 125
Mascot Patriot
Colors Green and Gold
Distinctions 1987, 1991, 1998, and 2002 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 1998 New American High Schools Award, ranked among the top 100 high schools (#86) in America by US News and World Report
Average SAT scores Overall: 1,267
Verbal: 614
Math: 653
Average ACT scores Overall: 25.1
Math: 26.1
English: 25.2
Reading: 24.7
Science: 24.0
School website Home Page
The staff of Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Adlai E. Stevenson High School, located in Lincolnshire, Lake County, Illinois, United States, is one of the largest schools in its state and is well known as one of the highest academically ranked schools in the nation. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence in Education to Stevenson in 1987, 1991, 1998 and 2002, making it the only school in Illinois to receive four such awards. Both Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report ranked Stevenson among the top 100 high schools within the United States. An aerial photo of Adlai E. Stevenson High School. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Public education is schooling provided for the general public by the government, whether national or local, and paid for by taxes, which leads to it often being called state education. ... Secondary education is a period of education which, in most contemporary educational systems of the world, follows directly after primary education, and which may be followed by tertiary, post-secondary, or higher education (e. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up green in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The SATs (pronounced S-A-T, not the action sat), formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, are standardized tests frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming students. ... Look up Act on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Act may refer to: in law, a written document that attests the legality of the transaction. ... A picture of Adlai E. Stevenson High School staff. ... Lincolnshire is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Official languages English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 4. ... High school is the name used for the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China), the United Kingdom and the United States. ... The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ... The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Stevenson High School is the only school within Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125.

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History

Stevenson High School was established in 1965, and was named after Adlai E. Stevenson II. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Portrait of Adlai Stevenson Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory. ...


Its superintendent is currently Timothy D. Kanold, and its principal is Douglas Domeracki.


Fame

In the March 30, 1998, edition of Newsweek magazine, Stevenson was named one of the top 100 schools (#16) in the United States, based on a ratio, the number of Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests taken by all students at a school in 2004, divided by the number of graduating seniors. Stevenson was the highest rated Illinois school in the Newsweek study. Stevenson was also selected by Redbook magazine as one of "America's Best High Schools" in 1992, 1994, and 1996. In the January 18,1999, edition of U.S. News and World Report listed Stevenson among the country's best high schools. In 2005, Stevenson was ranked #86 based on AP student scores. Adlai E. Stevenson is widely considered to be one of the best non-magnet public high schools in Illinois and is also one of the best in the country. (Visit source.)


Statistics

Here are some statistics about Adlai E. Stevenson High School. The source is greatschools.net (see external links below.)


Ethnicity

The ethnicity in percentages for Adlai E. Stevenson High School, on the left, and the state of Illinois, on the right, for grades nine through twelve are: State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Official languages English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 4. ...

Ethnicity Adlai E. Stevenson High School State of Illinois
African American 1% 17%
American Indian <1% <1%
Asian 12% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
White 84% 72%

Standardized testing

According to the Prairie State Achievement Exam in 2003, 88% of 11th graders met the state standards in mathematics, 85% in reading, and 91% in writing. The results of a passing score on the PSAE in this school according to race and economic status are shown below:


The state average for mathematics was 53%, reading 56%, and writing 59% in 2003. At Adlai E. Stevenson High School, the statistics were as follows: State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Official languages English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 4. ...

Group Mathematics Reading Writing
Total 88% 85% 91%
Asian 96% 85% 93%
African American 50% 67% 92%
Female 85% 84% 93%
Hispanic 56% 59% 63%
Limited English Proficient 86% 50% 64%
Male 91% 86% 89%
Not Economically Disadvantaged 88% 85% 91%
Students with Disabilities 51% 47% 53%
Students without Disabilities 93% 89% 95%
White 89% 86% 92%

Athletics

Stevenson has a wide range of sports available, from the commonly found football, basketball, and baseball, to the much more rare, such as fencing and even intramural cricket. Stevenson is one of the six major fencing high schools, along with New Trier, Maine West, Marian Central, Catholic Memorial in Wisconsin, and Culver Military Academy in Indiana. The 2004-05 season is of note as Stevenson won the Men's Midwest Championships, the first time in a long time. Football is the name given to a number of different team sports. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls attempts to score. ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... Russian Ivan Tourchine and American Weston Kelsey fence in the second round of the Olympic Mens Individual Épée event at the Helliniko Fencing Hall on Aug. ... Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players each. ... New Trier is the name of several towns in the United States: New Trier Township in Illinois, New Trier in Minnesota. ... The Culver Military Academy was founded by Henry Harrison Culver in 1894 in Culver, Indiana as an all-boys school. ...


Student activities

Publications

  • The Minuteman is the magazine of Adlai E. Stevenson High School. It is distributed monthly to all of the households of its current and incoming students, save for summer, when only the incoming freshmen receive magazines for information on the upcoming school year. The magazine also has calendars of the current and upcoming months. In addition, it has many school- and student-related advertisements.
  • The Wit and The Half-Wit are the school's literary magazines. Both are put together by students with teacher supervision. The Half-Wit, however, is open only to underclassmen and is published in the winter while The Wit is open to all students and is published in the spring.
  • The Scriptor is the school's faculty literary magazine. This, unlike The Wit and The Half-Wit, is put together by faculty.
  • The Statesman is the school's student-run newspaper. It documents goings on within the school, along with happenings in the area.

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See also

Portrait of Adlai Stevenson Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory. ... Public education is schooling provided for the general public by the government, whether national or local, and paid for by taxes, which leads to it often being called state education. ... Secondary education is a period of education which, in most contemporary educational systems of the world, follows directly after primary education, and which may be followed by tertiary, post-secondary, or higher education (e. ...

External links

  • Other
    • Microsoft Terraserver satellite image of school campus

 
 

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