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Our District

Overview Sterling Public Schools is the public school system for the city of Sterling, IL. It is a PreK thru 12th grade unit district of approximately 3500 students, configured into six different buildings. Franklin Elementary and Jefferson Elementary serve as the district's two PreK thru 2nd grade learning centers, while Washington Elementary and Lincoln Elementary house grades three thru five. Challand Middle School, which is centrally located in the district, encompasses a true middle school philosophy for all 6th thru 8th grade students in the district. Lastly, Sterling High School is a picturesque campus that accommodates many successful academic, fine arts, and athletic programs.

The District's Mission Statement

The mission of Sterling Public Schools is to ensure that students achieve by creating optimal learning environments.

The District's Core Values

  • Student-Driven Quality
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Public Responsibility and Citizenship
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Results Focus
  • Fiscal Responsibility