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District 7 has a total enrollment of approximately 7,600 students in grades K-12. District 7 has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academics, which has resulted in the District making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) according to No Child Left Behind guidelines for the fifth year in a row.  District 7 students consistently score well above the state average in all subject areas for all student groups.


District 7 currently has 16 teachers who have earned National Board Certification, and six administrators have earned doctorate degrees. 


Edwardsville High School provides a full range of curricular offerings to meet the educational needs and interests of its more than 2,500 students. EHS offers over 200 courses, including thirteen AP classes.


EHS Class of 2011 Profile

Graduation Rate: 96%
ACT Composite Score
: 22.8
Percentage of Students Attending Two & Four  Year Colleges

Four Year: 64%     Two Year: 31%


  • College Acceptances: Yale, Stanford, Penn State, MIT, University of Chicago, Northwestern, West Point, Washington University, Boston College, University of Illinois, among others. 


*Illinois incorporates an ACT test within the Grade 11 Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE).  The ACT composite score reflects the performance of ALL Grade 11 students at Edwardsville High School.

For more information on high school curriculum click here

Lewis & Clark Community College - N.O. Nelson Campus

In 1999, District 7 and Lewis and Clark Community College entered into a unique partnership to analyze current workforce needs and to develop career and technical education programming that would prepare students for today’s job market. The District 7/LC partnership took center stage in the fall of 2003 when a dual-use, high-tech career education center opened at the N.O. Nelson Campus of LC in Edwardsville. Approximately 500 students attend the Nelson Campus for one-half of their school day. Students are able to access a variety of classes, including dual-credit opportunities, on the Nelson Campus.

For more information on the Nelson Complex click here.


District 7 Middle Schools

District 7 has two middle schools, Liberty Middle School and Lincoln Middle School, which house nearly 1,700 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students across the district. Both middle schools offer a core curriculum, exploratory classes (art, computer applications, vocal music, agricultural science, and Spanish), an honors program, and academic supports.

2011 Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Scores for ALL students

Grade 6: Reading: 93% Math: 96%
Grade 7: Reading: 90% Math: 94%
Grade 8: Reading: 93% Math: 96%

For more information on middle school curriculum click here.


District 7 Elementary Schools

District 7 has six primary (PreK-2) and four intermediate (3-5) schools, serving approximately 3,400 students. All schools follow the same core curricula. Students participate in language arts, mathematics, science, social science, physical development, health, Spanish, and fine arts. Students are identified at the end of third grade for formal participation in the District’s Challenge Program.

2011 Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Scores for ALL students

Grade 3: Reading: 88% Math: 97%
Grade 4: Reading: 85% Math: 95%
Grade 5: Reading: 91% Math: 95%

For more information on elementary school curriculum click here.


Illinois Standards Achievement Test

All student scores represent the scores of all students tested including all subgroups and those students who take the Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA).

Non-IEP refers to those students without identified disabilities.

District 7 tests 100% of students in grades 3-8 and 11.  Of those students tested, 85% are general education students and 15% are students with identified disabilities.


Early Childhood Program

District 7 offers a wide range of early childhood programs for families of young children who are screened and determined eligible for services. These programs include parent services and pre-kindergarten classes.

The FACES program (Family and Classroom Educational Services) provides free developmental screenings to all families of young children. Speech, hearing, vision, language concepts, gross and fine motor skills, and cognitive skills are all evaluated.

For more information on the early childhood program click here.


Educational Partnerships

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
District 7 and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have a long-standing tradition of collaboration. District 7 serves as a field site for pre-service teachers at all levels of their training, from observation through student teaching. SIUE also offers a variety of programs that provide a significant contribution to the continuing education of current District 7 faculty.


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