The 2021 Niche Rankings for Best Schools and Districts are in, and the Byron Community Unit School District is ranked 34th Best in the State of Illinois.
Byron received an overall grade of “A,” placing the District in the top 8 percent of all school districts in Illinois. The ranking system is based on a rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.
“This acknowledgment reflects the significant value our District places on providing our students with the best educational experiences possible,” said District Superintendent Buster Barton. “It also reflects the strong partnerships that have been established between our school staff and their students and families. I congratulate everyone involved in this achievement.”
Illinois law (Lawn Care Products Application and Notification Act) requires all school districts to notify students and staff when lawn care chemicals are being used in or around school facilities.
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.