The 2015 University of Chicago’s nationally regarded Illinois 5Essentials report uses survey data from over 80% of LVHS students and teachers – as well as a large sample of parents – to report year-over-year changes in U of C’s five essential components for school success. At LVHS, the anonymous survey showed major yearly increases across the board, in some cases matching or exceeding scores given to local selective enrollment high schools.
2015 highlights include:
- 89% of teachers would recommend the school to parents
- 95% of teachers feel respected by other teachers
- 93% of teachers believe the staff works hard to build relationships with parents
- 90% of students believe that teachers work hard to make sure everyone is learning
Of the 5 essentials for an effective school, LVHS increased between 11 and 28 points in each of these categories between 2014 and 2015:
- Effective Leaders
- Ambitious Instruction
- Collaborative Teachers
- Supportive Environment
- Involved Families
“While these numbers demonstrate the incredible progress our school-wide team is making across the board, we’re just getting started,” says Principal Scott Grens.