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Welcome to Elgin High School
- Cook, Jerry
- Associate Principal
- Flota, Alan
- Assistant Principal
- Melendez, Josefina
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Here at Elgin High School we are currently undergoing an innovative change. Our long term goal at Elgin High School is to provide a quality education for all students to better prepare them to enter the workforce or post-secondary education/training. A part of this change is teachers and administrators reflecting on instruction and grading processes. As a whole the school district is moving towards a standards-based instructional and grading model that reflects Illinois’ adoption of the Common Core State Standards. Our elementary schools have already made this change. Currently, middle and high schools are undergoing this, sometimes challenging, transformation.
This transformation requires several shifts in teacher and student behaviors. For students, the most obvious shift has been in the increased expectation for students to demonstrate their skills based on the content being taught in class. Now more than ever, we are asking students to be actively engaged in the work instead of sitting passively as teachers lecture or present. The most difficult shift for our students is the reduced impact of homework (formative assessments) on grades and the increased importance of tests, papers, and projects (summative assessments). It is through the use of summative assessments that students will be able to demonstrate growth and mastery of the skills and content that we expect our students to learn.
We are raising the expectations here at Elgin High School in an effort to allow us to more accurately base grades on real understanding of the material; therefore, we are implementing the following policy effective immediately for Elgin High School:
Students are expected to complete all summative assessments (tests, papers, projects, etc.) that are assigned by classroom teachers. Any summative assessment not completed will result in a mark of Incomplete (IC) being placed for that grade. *If there are any incomplete summative assessments remaining at the end of the semester, the student will not receive a passing grade. This policy does not imply that students have an unlimited amount of time to complete a summative assessment.
*Students will not receive a passing grade for the class because they would not have provided the teacher enough evidence of understanding to warrant a passing grade.
Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to providing the best education for all students here at Elgin High School.
The City of Elgin has recently implemented an Adjudication Court. In conjunction with the City of Elgin, Elgin High School will begin issuing truancy citations to students who violate the city’s truancy statute. Students who habitually miss class and or school will be given a written warning, and may be issued a $100 fine and notice to appear in court.
One of the Nation’s Best Schools
Elgin High School was recently recognized as one of the Nation’s top schools by US News and World Report! We are currently ranked 56th out of over 600 high schools in Illinois for college readiness. The number of students we have taking Advanced Placement classes, and scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement exams helped determine that ranking. We prepare students for college.
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Mission Statement: It is our purpose to create and sustain a safe and positive educational environment that will help each student grow to his or her potential intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically, to become a lifelong learner who is a responsible, conttributing member of our community.
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