How does District 7 rate?
The State of Illinois does not have a formal system of
rating school districts, although it does conduct evaluation
visitations. District 7 receives highly positive comments
during such visits and is a fully accredited system.
Excellence has always been the hallmark of the District 7
schools. There are many indicators that demonstrate a
district’s level of achievement. Our commitment to academic
excellence is aptly reflected in the
district’s test scores. We have also been a downstate
leader in the annual number of National Merit Scholars and
in the performance of our academic teams.
Although such achievement is very important, a school system
should be judged not just on test scores, but rather on how
all children, whether gifted, average, or at risk, are given
opportunities to grow and learn. Specific information about
the district’s programs, as well as the most recent test
scores, may be obtained at Hadley House.
In January 1996, Money Magazine listed District 7 among the
Top 100 Schools in Towns You Can Afford. Money Magazine’s
survey identified 100 top districts within 45 minutes of the
nation’s 80 most populous metropolitan areas.
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