Students' Behavior Has School as Proud as Proverbial Peacock

By St. Clair, Stacy | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 18, 1998 | Go to article overview

Students' Behavior Has School as Proud as Proverbial Peacock


St. Clair, Stacy, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer

Peacock discipline

Fewer students need to be disciplined at Itasca's Peacock Junior High. The number of students suspended or assigned to detention has dropped significantly in the past year.

First semester half-hour detentions

1994-95 146

1995-96 134

1996-97 212

1997-98 99

First semester hour detentions

1994-95 39

1995-96 42

1996-97 84

1997-98 46

First semester two-hour detentions

1994-95 10

1995-96 3

1996-97 16

1997-98 7

First semester four-hour detentions

1994-95 9

1195-96 0

1996-97 0

1997-98 1

First semester in-school suspensions

1994-95 12

1195-96 0

1996-97 0

1997-98 5

First semester suspensions

1994-95 14

1995-96 16

1996-97 6

1997-98 3

Source: Peacock Junior High

Detention hall is a lonely place at Itasca's Peacock Junior High.

The number of first-semester detentions declined by 50 percent this year, school officials said. The recently released data also boasts some of the building's best discipline statistics in four years.

"At staff meetings, the teachers are always talking about how wonderful things are," Principal Reinhard Nickisch said. "The climate has risen to a higher level."

The school meted out 99 half-hour detentions during the first semester. …

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