St. Edward School Profile 2018-2019
Superintendent/Principal: Mr. Paul Herrmann
St. Edward is a private four-year college preparatory high school enrolling 342 students in grades 9-12. The school opened in the fall of 1941 and graduated it’s first senior class in the spring of 1944. St. Edward is accredited by Advance ED and the Illinois State Board of Education.
The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 20% Hispanic, 1% African American, 44% White, 9% Asian and 3% Multi-Racial.
The academic program consists of eight class periods in which there are 50 minutes of instruction. Seven credits per semester is the maxim course load.
The school offers 24 different honors classes. Student placement in honors courses is dependent upon teacher recommendations. There are seven AP classes currently offered: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Language Composition, Literature, Psychology. AP is an open enrollment program.
Grading System – Weighted
School policy eliminated class rank beginning with the Class of 2016
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 24 credits are required for graduation. In addition, each student must complete 40-hours of community service and participate in a three-day spiritual retreat.
The school administers the PSAT for juniors and the Pre-ACT for sophomores and freshmen.
Standardized Test Results
- 93% of the Class of 2018 (85) took the ACT with middle 50% Composite of 23.2
Advanced Placement Results
- A total of 69 exams were taken in 7 subjects
- 54 of the AP exams received score of a 3 or higher
(A minimum of 24 Credits.)
Required credits include:
• Theology 4.0
• English 4.0
• Mathematics 3.0
• Social Studies 3.0
• Science 3.0
• Languages/Fine Art 2.0
• Physical Education .50
• Health .50
• Electives 4.0
Class of 2019
There were 91 graduates in the Class of 2019
- 29 earned 4.0+
- 19 earned 3.5 – 3.00
- 17 earned 3.0 – 3.4
- 9 earned 2.5 – 2.99
- 10 earned 2.0 – 2.49
- 7 earned less than 2.0
POST HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT
- 97% enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS, 2018-2019
- 1 National Merit Finalist
- 15 IL State Scholars
- 24 Kairos Leaders
- 19 NHS members