AQUIN JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH PROFILE
Medium sized city of 28,000. County seat of Stephenson County and located in the gentle rolling hills of northwestern Illinois.
TYPE OF SCHOOL
College preparation day school for grades 6-12. Member of Aquin Catholic Schools system. Part of the Diocese of Rockford for the Roman Catholic Church. Established in 1923 with the first graduation class in 1927.
Located in Freeport, Illinois, serving Stephenson, Carroll, Jo Davies and Winnebago Counties
Total enrollment 139: grades 6-8: 41 and grades 9-12: 98
Junior High 6-8th grades
Senior High 9-12th grades
North Central Association; 1920 to present
State of Illinois recognition
National Catholic Education Association
Senior High: $5,835 1st student . 2nd student $4,279 . 3rd student $2,445 . 4th student $1,834
Junior High: $5,195 1st student . 2nd student $3,810 . 3rd student $2,177 . 4th student $1,632
Aquin Open Grants, Colby Smith Grants, Guardian Angel Fund
Over fourteen religious denominations are represented in the school system. Students attend daily religion class, weekly Mass, and other liturgical celebrations.
139 students in 6-12th
♦ 22 students/15% minority population (Asian, African American, Hispanic, Multi-Racial)
*Junior High- 7 minority students
*Senior High- 15 minority students
♦ Ratio of Male/Female:
*Senior High- 57 males/38 females
*Junior High- 27 males/24 females
60% to 4-year schools; 40% to 2-year schools.
93% success rate of graduates completing post-secondary education within five years of high school graduation.
Religion 4 credits, English 4 credits, Speech .5 credit, Mathematics 3 credits, Laboratory Sciences 3 credits, Social Sciences 3 credits, Physical Educations 3 credits, Driver’s Education .5 credit, Computer Applications .5 credit, Health .5 credit, Fine Arts/Foreign Language/Vocational 2 credits, Electives 4 credits.
Seniors may enroll at Highland Community College
Based on all graded courses. Grades are averaged on a 4.00 scale. Grades are not weighted for honors.
A = 100-90; B = 89-80; C = 79-70; D = 69-60; F = 59-0; F = Failure; W = Withdrawal; P = Pass Credit; I = Incomplete.
Average Credits Earned: 32
Average Class Size: 15.84
Student : Teacher Ratio: 11.3 : 1
MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
28 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
Religion 1 year for each year enrolled
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts or Career Tec 2
Social Studies 3
Physical Education 3
Pass US and IL Constitution tests
Computer Applications .5
Drivers Education .5
Certified Staff: 19
Full Time Equivalents: 15
Master Degrees: 11
Catholic parishes in Freeport, Lena and Shannon, Illinois
Tuition and Fees
Endowment Fund, Gifts and Fundraising Efforts
Mrs. Elizabeth Heitkamp, Superintendent of Aquin Catholic Schools
Mr. David Hawkinson, Assistant to the Superintendent of Aquin Catholic Junior-Senior High School