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Washington Community High School
115 Bondurant Street
Washington, IL 61571
Voice: 309.444.3167
Fax: 309.444.7620
www.wacohi.net 

2016-17 PROFILE

Demographics
Washington Community High School is a grade 9-12 comprehensive high school located in the northern section of Tazewell County, six miles east of the city of Peoria, Illinois. Washington prides itself on having the conveniences of a self-supporting community with a small-town environment (population of approximately 14,000), yet it serves as a suburban community for the Peoria area industry and is also a major marketplace for the surrounding area.

Accreditation
WCHS is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.

School Year and Work Days
WCHS operates on a 36-week school year divided into two semesters of approximately 18 weeks each. Most class periods are 50 minutes in length. Block classes in American Studies, Algebra 1, and PE are  90 minutes in length.

Graduation Requirements
Class of 2017 – 22.5 units

 

English

3 ½  units

Health

½ unit

Speech

½ unit

Social Studies

½ unit

Math

3 units

Physical Education

Each semester except when opposite Health or Block PE

Science

2 units

Driver Education

Classroom only

Consumer Economics

½ or 1 unit

Music, Art, Foreign Language, or Vocational

1 unit

U.S. History

1 unit

Orientation to Technology

½ unit

American Political Science

½ unit

 

 

Curriculum
WCHS offers courses in business, art, English, drama, speech, foreign languages (Spanish and French), family and consumer sciences, driver education, industrial technology, mathematics, band, chorus, science, and social studies. Advanced Placement courses are offered in American Political Science, United States History, European History, Calculus, Art and English. Work-training programs include Interrelated Coop and Cooperative Work Training (CWT). Additional work-based learning programs are provided through Peoria and Tazewell County regional educational delivery systems. Dual credit courses are also offered at WCHS through Illinois Central College.

 

Ability Grouping
WCHS groups students according to their ability in English, math, science, and social studies. The letter “H’ after the course title indicates honors and no letter indicates the course is standard.

Grade Weighting and Class Rank
Rank in class for each student is based upon a cumulative grade point average and is calculated at the end of each semester. Grades in all classes are used to calculate grade point average except for physical education, driver education, band, concert choir, treble choir, and chamber ensemble. Students may opt to have physical education counted in their grade point average. Students may select additional courses to be exempt from calculation of grade point average if the courses are not used to meet graduation and/or college pattern requirements and provided the student meets the minimum criteria for the number of courses taken for grade point average calculation. 

Grades are averaged and GPA is determined according to the following evaluations:

 

Grade

Score

Honors

Standard

General

A

94-100

5

4

3

A-

90-93

4.666

3.666

2.666

B+

88-89

4.333

3.333

2.333

B

84-87

4

3

2

B-

80-83

3.666

2.666

1.666

C+

78-79

3.333

2.333

1.333

C

74-77

3

2

1

C-

70-73

2.666

1.666

.666

D+

68-69

2.333

1.333

.333

D

64-67

2

1

0

D-

60-63

1.666

.666

0

F

0-59

0

0

0

  Pupil Enrollment: (as of August 18, 2016)

 

Class

Males

Females

Total

2017

138

158

296

2018

145

181

326

2019

158

179

337

2020

180

211

391

Total

621

729

1350

 

National Testing Results: ACT

 

Class

N

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

2014

258

20.5

21.7

21.4

21.4

21.4

2015

268

21.2

21.2

21.5

21.4

21.4

2016

277

21.0

21.0

21.4

20.6

21.2

**Several students also take the SAT.


College Readiness Scores – ACT

 

A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher at the college level.

Benchmark Score

English

Math

Reading

Science

 

 

18

22

22

23

 

Class

Local/State

% Meeting

Local/State

% Meeting

Local/State

% Meeting

Local/State

% Meeting

Local/State

% Meets All

2014

69/62

49/41

43/41

38/35

26/26

2015

72/63

46/41

43/41

42/37

27/26

2016

75/64

49/41

48/42

41/36

26/26

Of the 269 students from the Class of 2016, approximately 33% are attending a 4-year college, 56% are attending a two-year college or technical school, 3% are enlisted in the military, and 8% are entering the workforce.


Additional Programs
Students can get approval to take evening or online college courses or leave campus during the school day to take college courses for the purpose of additional academic enhancement.

Washington Community High School is a member of the Washington Township Special Education Group and offers a full program of special education instruction and services.

WCHS offers athletic interscholastic programs for boys and girls as well as intramurals. Fine arts activities include art and drama clubs, fall play, spring musical, marching, pep, and jazz bands, chorus, and show choir. Other activities include student government and a wide variety of clubs and conference/area competitions in areas such as art, speech, math, and technology.

Other services include: school and crisis counseling services, hot lunch program, nurse, psychological services, Saturday detention, CARE Program, speech therapy, transportation, tutoring, Panther Academic Coaching, summer school.

 

Counseling Staff Information:

 

Voice: 309.444.3167
Fax: 309.444.7620
www.wacohi.net

Student Services, Counseling

Laurie Ryan, Registrar

M. Michael Damery, Counselor for Students A-E

Deanna Zehr, Department Chair, Counselor for Students F-La

Molly Drenckpohl, Counselor for Students Le-R

Patrick Coughlin, Counselor for Students S-Z

Ext. 5571

Ext. 5572

Ext. 5573

Ext. 5574

Ext. 5575

 Washington Community High School District #308 does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

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