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District 308 Climbs in State and Chicago Metro Area 2017 Niche Top 100 Rankings

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Oswego, Ill. (March 7, 2017) — For the third consecutive year, Community Unit School District 308 has continued to climb in the 2017 Niche top-100 rankings, both statewide and across the Chicago metropolitan area.

School District 308 ranked 27th out of the 868 school districts in Illinois. Last year, School District 308 ranked 39th in the state, up from 52nd in 2015.

“The continued improvement of the district is a testament to the wonderful success and excellent academic achievement demonstrated throughout the years,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Sparlin. “We are a place where all students have the opportunity to grow and learn. And based on these latest rankings, it’s clear we’re one of the best school districts in the state. We are committed to continuing to provide students with a comprehensive educational experience to ensure they are ready to compete globally by the time their education is complete.”

Dr. Sparlin also added that the marked improvements once again showcase the hard work of district students and staff.

“It takes dedication by everyone to receive recognition like this, and I want to thank the staff members for their commitment to excellence for our students,” Sparlin said. “Together we are collectively making a difference throughout School District 308.”

The top-100 rankings are compiled and published by Niche, a nationwide organization focused on providing students, families, and professionals with best-in-class content and insight for making major life decisions. Niche provides rankings for 14,431 high schools nationwide, based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. Niche offers rankings and statistics on every neighborhood and city in the United States to help people find the best places to live, visit, and raise a family.

The Niche district rankings are based on a 10-part grading system that factors in academics; administration and policies; educational outcomes; extracurricular activities; food, health and safety; resources and facilities; sports and fitness; student culture and diversity; and quality and number of teachers.