Batavia High School in Batavia Township, IL - Niche

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Batavia High School is a public school in Batavia Township, Illinois. It has 1,958 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 304 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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3.6 from 304 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It was high school, it's not meant to be a wonderful experience. With that being said, I think Batavia did a good job offering a lot of AP classes and overall quality education that has paid off in college. There were some teachers that I really did not like, but I had a good relationship with most of my teachers. The good teachers made everything worthwhile for me, I kept in contact with them all through high school and they wrote me great letters of recommendation. Interact allowed me to go to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, which was one of my favorite memories of high school. The principal is nice but the assistant principals and deans tend to have a bit of a chip on their shoulders. I wish that Batavia would hire more counselors because there was a 300:1 ratio between counselors and students so it was difficult to feel prepared an guided for college. Overall it was a decent school that I would attend again if, God forbid, I had to go back to high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience at Batavia High School has been very good! I have made a lot of pleasant memories! It is one of the best high schools in the tri-city area.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Taxes are high and school pushes for money for items not really needed like a turf football field. Football is given highest priority over other sports. This after millions on school additions. Then later to return to public for the staffing money. Union has strong hold on their money and benefits.

    Honor teacher are not always the best. Some never really teach and assume since it honors the student should be able to find answers....need to held accountable.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: great academic and social experience
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Attending Batavia High School has been a pleasure throughout my freshman to my junior year so far. I've been lucky enough to have had some of the best teachers in the school throughout these years, but also some of the worst. Every school has their worst and best teachers, but the only thing about the bad teachers here is that they're awful. The homework load was always extremely overwhelming and ridiculous, given the content that we learned in class that day. Some days it never applied, and other days it was extra work given to us because the teacher couldn't finish teaching it in class. On another note, our school spirit is absolutely awesome. That is something that I will forever miss when I graduate, and that is something that I will forever search for during my college searches.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Sam Rotolo Middle School Public
2.33 Goodwin Elementary School Public
4.00 Williamsburg Elementary School Public
4.00 Heartland Elementary School Public
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3.66 Hoover Wood Elementary School Public
4.00 Fabyan Elementary School Public
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St. Joseph Catholic School Private, Religious
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2.00 Jefferson Middle School Public
1.66 Mabel O'Donnell Elementary School Public
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4.00 St. Charles North High School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Geneva Community High School 3 mi. 1,975
4.00 St. Charles East High School 6 mi. 2,457
4.00 St. Charles North High School 7 mi. 2,065
4.33 Metea Valley High School 6 mi. 2,582
2.66 Community High School 7 mi. 2,093

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Batavia High School United States Community High School Geneva Community High School Metea Valley High School St. Charles East High School St. Charles North High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 41.0% 88.0% 54.0% 78.0% 86.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 49.0% 6.0% 11.0% 11.0% 6.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 2.0% 0% 14.0% 2.0% 0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 3.0% 2.0% 16.0% 5.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.0%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 23.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 27% Sports
  • 24% Course variety
  • 20% Student activities
  • 12% Facilities
  • 8% Academically is one of the best in the state
  • 8% Music

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 39% Administration
  • 29% Strong opinions of certain teachers
  • 26% Assistance in college planning
  • 6% Teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 31% Fieldhouse
  • 27% There is a great sense of school unity.
  • 15% Love for sports
  • 12% Students
  • 8% Sports
  • 4% Strong academics with great teachers
  • 4% Weightroom

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 75% Competitive
  • 12% Willing to work
  • 12% United

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 60% We have class on a block schedule.
  • 12% Some teachers are better than others
  • 12% Do your homework
  • 8% 200s upstairs 100s downstairs
  • 8% Talk to your teachers often.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.