District 228 is one of 85 Illinois School Districts who have earned the SchoolSearch 2012 Bright Star Award for educational excellence (out of 868 school districts). All school districts in Illinois are considered for the award and the award is based on objective factors on which all districts are judged fairly. The award criteria are based on those districts whose students’ academic performance ranks in the upper one third of Illinois school districts, but whose expenditure per pupil ranks in the lower one-fourth of Illinois school districts (based on the 2011 Illinois School District Report Card data).
Here is a link for more information and to see the entire list of schools who are recognized in Illinois. This is truly a team effort between the teachers, administrators, Board of Education, parents, students and greater school community, and can be another great source of pride for our efforts!