School Report Card
The Illinois Report Card is an annual report compiled by the Illinois State Board of Education to show how the state, each district and each school is progressing on a wide range of educational goals. These report cards offer multiple indicators and show comparative information about student achievement, school finances and school demographics. Each school receives one of four designations based on performance. District 204 was designated as Commendable, which is the second-highest rating on the scale of designations.
Academic achievement is based on English language arts and math scores on the SAT, which is taken by all junior students in the spring; the Illinois Science Assessments for students enrolled in biology; and the Dynamic Learning Maps assessment for students with cognitive disabilities. Student performance is measured overall and for any subgroups of more than 20 students per school. Subgroups include five major ethnic groups, economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities and English Learners.
LT’s average SAT score of 1131.4 is significantly higher than the state average. LT continues to focus on improving the academic achievement of all students, while working to add academic and social-emotional supports.
Below are some highlights from this year’s report card; you can find the complete report by clicking LTHS 2019 School Report Card.
- LT’s Class of 2019 had a graduation rate of 94% with more than 84% of students attending two- or four-year colleges and universities
- Last year, more than 2,000 students took more than 2,300 early college credit courses (Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses)
- Freshman classes continue to perform well with 96% on track towards graduation
- Overall, LT’s student teacher ratio is 19:1
- More than 86% of teachers hold at least a master’s degree