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  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • 1501 E 6th St, Sterling
  • Sterling CUSD 5
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 324
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Washington Elementary School
  • 815 W Le Fevre Rd, Sterling
  • Sterling CUSD 5
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 402
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Challand Middle School
  • 1700 6th Ave, Sterling
  • Sterling CUSD 5
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 753
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Sterling High School
  • 1608 4th Ave, Sterling
  • Sterling CUSD 5
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,026
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Regional Center For Change
  • 1001 W 23rd St, Sterling
  • Lee/Ogle/Whiteside ROE
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 13
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • 806 E Le Fevre Rd, Sterling
  • Sterling CUSD 5
  • Grades: PK - 2 · Students: 390
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • 1510 E 25th St, Sterling
  • Sterling CUSD 5
  • Grades: PK - 2 · Students: 483
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Bi-county Sp Ed Preschool Program
  • 506 W 4th St Ste B, Sterling
  • Bi-County Special Educ Coop
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 24
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1

Sterling school information

Average Test Scores29%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:118:116:1
Total public schools93,93879,221
Total private schools41,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Sterling, IL educational system consists of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Sterling public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 7% lower than than the Illinois average and 41% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sterling public schools is 16:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.9% have completed high school, 15.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Sterling

Completed 8th grade83.2%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school80.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.5%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.2%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.4%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%

Sterling, IL School Districts

Sterling Community Unit District 5

There are a total of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Sterling. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Sterling, IL schools is 29%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Sterling, IL, an average of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.9% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Sterling schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Sterling, IL schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tampico, IL62136%27%
Prophetstown, IL2,09334%31%
Milledgeville, IL1,05234%32%
Chadwick, IL58132%35%
Morrison, IL3,99232%35%
Sterling, IL15,07129%41%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clearlake, CA15,07016%67%
Cherryland, CA15,06618%63%
Otsego, MN15,06556%13%
Hereford, TX15,08668%37%
Newton, IA15,09073%49%
Sterling, IL15,07129%41%
Source: The Sterling, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.