The Byron CUSD 226 is so very fortunate to be led by a highly-talented and dedicated team of Principals and Directors. Through their work with students, teachers, support staff personnel, parents/guardians, community members, Board members, and me, our Principals and Directors lead the advancement of programs, services, policies and practices that ensure superior educational and activities outcomes for our students. It is my very great honor to work with our team of Principals and Directors; I admire them for their achievements as professionals and for the quality of their characters as individuals. They are:
Mr. Buster Barton, Principal at Mary Morgan Elementary School
Mr. Steve Stewart, Assistant Principal at Mary Morgan Elementary School
Mr. Zack Ettelbrick, Principal at Byron Middle School
Mr. Christian Kerr, Fiscal Services Director for the Byron CUSD 226
Mrs. Petrece Klein, Assistant Principal at Byron Middle School
Mr. Jay Mullens, Principal at Byron High School
Mr. Michael Mandzen, Assistant Principal at Byron High School
Mrs. Janelle Smith, Director of Special Services for the Byron CUSD 226
Mr. Jim Kann, Activities and Athletic Director for the Byron CUSD 226
Mr. Terry Wilken, Information Technology Director for the Byron CUSD 226
Mr. Steve Walters, Director of Transportation for Byron CUSD 226
Mrs. Tania Van Briesen, Food Services Director for Byron CUSD 226
Per pupil spending is $9,462 for instructional expenses and $17,529 for operational expenses.
Sizing It Up
The district average class size is 18 students compared to the states average of 21.
Health & Wellness
Byron students average 5 days of PE per week compared to the states average of 4 days per week.
Total district enrollment for PK-12 is 1,482.
The average daily attendance across the district is 95%.
Total full time teachers in the district is 110 of which 39.2% have a Bachelor’s degree and 59.9% have a Master’s degree or higher.
Within 12 months of graduating, 64% of seniors enroll in a 2 or 4 year college.
We are a “stand alone” district meaning we house all 27 of our special need services personnel within our district. Currently 16% of our student population qualify for special services.