Niche.com recently released their rankings of the top districts in our state, with District 203 coming in at number three, and District 204 at number six, out of 406 districts ranked in the state.
It was an honor celebrated at the most recent District 203 Board of Education meeting.
“Our purpose in what we do on a daily basis is to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers and community contributors,” said District 203 Superintendent, Dan Bridges. “And that’s our mission, that’s our purpose, that’s what we strive to do everyday, and as a result of that commitment and the work we have in the district, we usually have some pretty good results. In terms of academics, social and emotionally, and it’s nice once in a while, though it’s not what we work toward, to get a pat on the back or recognition for that.
Both District 203 high schools ranked in the top 20 in Illinois, and all three 204 high schools came in the top 30.
When it comes to junior highs, all five of 203’s ranked in the top ten, with Kennedy and Madison ranked as number one and two respectively. And 204 had six of their junior highs rank in the top 30.
For elementary schools, District 203 had the top 5 in the state, with Meadow Glens coming in at number one, and most of their other schools coming in the top 25. Over half of District 204’s elementary schools came in the top 50.
District 203 and 204 also ranked 38th and 82nd nationally.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.