St. Edward School Profile 2018-2019


Superintendent/Principal: Mr. Paul Herrmann
Enrollment: 342


The School

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 STUDENTS

The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 20% Hispanic, 1% African American, 44% White, 9% Asian and 3% Multi-Racial.


CURRICULUM

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

Value Honor/AP
A-Excellent 93-100 4 5
B-Above Average 85-92 3 4
C-Average 76-84 2 3
D-Above Average 70-75 1 2
Failure 0-69 0 0

RANK

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.


ACT/SAT

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


Graduation Requirements

(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