About District 7


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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