St. Edward School Profile 2017-2018

Superintendent/Principal: Mrs. Barbara Villont
Enrollment: 382

The School

St. Edward is a private four-year college preparatory high school enrolling 382 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 seven class periods in which there is 45 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 eight 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 4.0 5.0
B-Above Average 85-92 3.0 4.0
C-Average 76-84 2.0 3.0
D-Above Average 70-75 1.0 2.0
Failure 0-69 0 0

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 2016

There were 106 graduates in the Class of 2016, nearly all of whom chose to enter some form of higher education. There were 14 Illinois State Scholars. 67% of the class will attend a four year college or university, 29% will attend a two year college, one student registered at a vocational institution and three joined the Armed Forces. Students will attend 42 different institutions in 13 states. Average ACT scores for the class were; English 22.9, Math 21.6, Reading 23.1, Science 22.7, and Composite 22.7 (1.9 points higher that the State avg.)