We are proud to announce that Byron High School English Teacher Mrs. Angie McHale was named the Northwest Region Teacher of Year and a finalist for the Illinois Teacher of the Year through the Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Program.
McHale has spent her entire career teaching in the English department at Byron High School. She has also served the district as a speech coach, junior and senior class advisor, and department leader.
Upon hearing of her award and nomination for the Illinois Teacher of the year, McHale stated, “I am just truly thankful for all of the people who surround me and allow me to do the things that I love.”
McHale received official notification of her award by a surprise online meeting with the Illinois State Superintendent, Dr. Tony Sanders. She and the other finalists will be recognized in May at the annual Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year Banquet in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
“There isn’t a more deserving educator in the State,” stated Byron High School principal Andy Donaldson, upon hearing of McHale’s recognition. “Mrs. McHale exemplifies passion and professionalism in everything she does for our students and our district.”
Congratulations, Mrs. McHale, on this well-deserved honor!
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.