Freeport High School (Illinois)

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Freeport High School
701 West Moseley Street
Freeport, Illinois, 61032
Coordinates 42°17′14″N 89°37′44″W / 42.2873°N 89.6288°W / 42.2873; -89.6288
School type Public Secondary
School district Freeport District 145 Schools
Principal Beth Summers
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1243[1]
Average class size 15.7[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Orange
Slogan You Can Eat Us, But You Can't Beat Us!
Athletics conference Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10)[2]
Mascot Pretzel
Nickname (Lady) Pretzels[3]
Average ACT scores 19.3[1]
Newspaper Pretz News
Yearbook Polaris

Freeport High School is a public secondary school located in Freeport, Illinois.


In the 2014-2015 school year, Freeport High School had a population of 55.2% white students, followed by 23.7% black students, 10.7% students at two or more races, 8.7% Hispanic students, and 1.6% of students grouped as 'other' (Asian, American Indian, ect.).[1] In the same year, 63.7% of the student body was classified as 'low percent income'.[1]


In 2015, Freeport had an average composite ACT score of 19.3, just below the state average at 20.5. Freeport graduated 82.5% of its senior class.[1] Freeport has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in recent years, and, as of the 2013-14 school year, has been on the state academic watch list for 8 consecutive school years. Freeport High School has been well below the state minimum AYP target in math, reading, and graduation rate.[4]


The following teams won their respective IHSA sponsored state championship tournaments:[5]

  • Basketball (boys): State Champions (1914–15, 25–26, 50–51)
  • Bowling (boys): State Champions (2007–08)
  • Speech: State Champions (1940-41, 41-42, 48-49, 49-50, 50-51, 55-56)
  • Drama: State Champions (1940-41, 42-43, 48-49, 50-51, 55-56)
  • Debate: State Champions (1949-50, 55-56)

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  2. ^ a b "IHSA School Directory". Illinois High School Association. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Freeport (H.S.)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 16 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Illinois Interactive Report Card. "FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL: AYP Report". Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "IHSA Season Summaries". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 20 November 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Records & History". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Prell, Edward (7 February 1947). "Kentucky Five Proves Rupp's a Good Coach". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 25. Retrieved 13 August 2009. Adolph Rupp is the kind of basketball coach who never forgets a defeat. In 1928, he took his Freeport [Ill.] High school kids to the state tournament ... 

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