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Sterling Community Unit District 5


Sterling Community Unit District 5 is located in north Illinois. Sterling Community Unit District 5 has 118.06 square miles of land area and 2.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Sterling Community Unit District 5 population is 21,850. Sterling Community Unit District 5 median household income is $49,595 in 2010-2014. Sterling Community Unit District 5 median house value is $95,800 in 2010-2014. On average, Sterling Community Unit District 5 is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (207 out of 476, top 43%)
Elementary/Middle School: (412 out of 757, bottom 46%)*
Rank: #440
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:6
Population21,850 (2010-2014), rank #191
Population Growth0.55% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:181.96/sq mi, rank #406
Median Household Income:$49,595 at 2010-2014—16.85% increase since 2005-2009, rank #570
Median House Price:$95,800 at 2010-2014—-0.93% increase since 2005-2009, rank #608
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:118.06 sq mi, rank #193
Water Area:2.02 sq mi (1.69%), rank #131
County:Whiteside County, Lee County
City:Sterling, Polo, Galt, Morrison, Como, Chadwick, Coleta, Dixon
Zip:61081, 61064, 61037, 61270, 61014, 61021
Area:Sterling, IL;Dixon, IL
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Sterling Community Unit District 5 Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

410 East Le Fevre Rd
Sterling IL, 61081, Whiteside County
Phone: 815-626-5050

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:3,4423,4493,4413,5513,6043,5543,447
English Language Learner Students:166184177179207129114
Total Teachers:185.53NA202.76207.14218.05215.40177.10
Total Other Staff:25.85122.9133.3533.2531.3532.1061.20
Instructional Aides:NA34.12NANANANANA
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:NANA0.
Total Guidance Counselors:9.8010.2510.7510.7510.7511.004.60
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:3.804.003.753.753.753.002.60
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:1.00NA1.
Library/Media Support:0.000.00NANANANANA
District Administrators:5.00NA5.005.454.003.002.00
District Administrative Support:NA7.08NANANANA2.00
School Administrators:10.05NA12.0011.0010.0011.006.00
School Administrative Support:NA15.25NANANANA3.00
Student Support Services:NANA4.605.054.605.105.60
Other Support Services:0.0056.21NANANANA35.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:18.55NA16.9717.1416.5316.5019.46


Challand Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1700 6th Ave, Sterling IL 61081
Franklin Elementary School Prekindergarten to Grade 2   1510 East 25th St, Sterling IL 61081
Jefferson Elementary School Prekindergarten to Grade 2   806 East Le Fevre Rd, Sterling IL 61081
Lincoln Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 5   1501 East 6th St, Sterling IL 61081
Sterling High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1608 4th Ave, Sterling IL 61081
Washington Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 5   815 West Le Fevre Rd, Sterling IL 61081

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2003Math3rd Grade% met std90.5%75.7%
2004Math3rd Grade% met std84.8%79.1%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std91.3%79.3%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std93.2%85.6%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std95.0%86.7%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std93.1%85.1%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std92.8%85.2%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std93.7%86.4%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std92.2%87.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std84.2%87.7%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std56.2%54.8%
2003Reading3rd Grade% met std69.3%62.0%
2004Reading3rd Grade% met std70.4%65.1%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std80.6%66.6%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std75.2%70.7%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std81.9%72.9%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std86.6%71.8%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std79.8%72.2%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std84.4%73.7%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std81.1%74.7%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std82.6%76.0%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std64.5%58.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std92.1%84.8%
2007Math4th Grade% met std93.0%86.4%
2008Math4th Grade% met std90.4%84.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std92%85.8%
2010Math4th Grade% met std89.2%85.9%
2011Math4th Grade% met std91.7%87.7%
2012Math4th Grade% met std91.4%88.1%
2013Math4th Grade% met std55.9%60.2%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std77.6%72.9%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std75.8%73.7%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std80.7%73.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std81.4%73.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std80.4%73.7%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std81.3%74.7%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std83.3%76.0%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std61.5%59.2%
2003Science4th Grade% met std74.7%66.5%
2004Science4th Grade% met std70.7%67.8%
2005Science4th Grade% met std77.2%71.4%
2006Science4th Grade% met std90.9%79.9%
2007Science4th Grade% met std82.4%79.7%
2008Science4th Grade% met std86.2%76.2%
2009Science4th Grade% met std86.5%76.8%
2010Science4th Grade% met std83.6%76.6%
2011Science4th Grade% met std85.3%79.4%
2012Science4th Grade% met std90.1%79.8%
2013Science4th Grade% met std82.8%80.9%
2003Math5th Grade% met std70.2%68.3%
2004Math5th Grade% met std78.5%71.8%
2005Math5th Grade% met std82.3%73.2%
2006Math5th Grade% met std86.3%78.6%
2007Math5th Grade% met std88.7%82.5%
2008Math5th Grade% met std87.6%81.3%
2009Math5th Grade% met std90.6%82.5%
2010Math5th Grade% met std90.5%83.4%
2011Math5th Grade% met std88.4%84.0%
2012Math5th Grade% met std87.0%83.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std57.6%59.4%
2003Reading5th Grade% met std62.0%60.4%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std67.6%60.9%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std71.1%62.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std73.3%68.5%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std80.6%69.7%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std81.1%73.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std82.6%73.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std85.3%74.7%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std78.2%76.4%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std84.7%77.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std65.6%58.9%
2006Math6th Grade% met std80.8%79.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std88.0%81.4%
2008Math6th Grade% met std89.2%82.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std84.0%82.4%
2010Math6th Grade% met std85.4%84.6%
2011Math6th Grade% met std84.5%83.9%
2012Math6th Grade% met std88.1%84.9%
2013Math6th Grade% met std53.7%59.6%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std75.1%72.8%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std72.4%73.4%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std86.7%79.1%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std83.0%79.9%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std84.3%81.2%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std91.8%84.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std87.6%81.7%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std62.3%58.9%
2006Math7th Grade% met std75.6%76.0%
2007Math7th Grade% met std78.1%79.4%
2008Math7th Grade% met std84.9%80.4%
2009Math7th Grade% met std86.7%82.7%
2010Math7th Grade% met std81.0%84.4%
2011Math7th Grade% met std84.3%84.3%
2012Math7th Grade% met std83.4%84.6%
2013Math7th Grade% met std53.0%59.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std73.8%72%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std72.0%73.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std80.8%77.7%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std78.8%77.5%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std74.7%77.4%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std80.3%78.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std81.2%78.1%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std58.0%58.5%
2003Science7th Grade% met std71.8%73.7%
2004Science7th Grade% met std75.4%74.4%
2005Science7th Grade% met std76.5%74.6%
2006Science7th Grade% met std84.9%80.9%
2007Science7th Grade% met std85.8%79.3%
2008Science7th Grade% met std82.3%79.2%
2009Science7th Grade% met std85.9%79.5%
2010Science7th Grade% met std82.8%82.4%
2011Science7th Grade% met std83.5%81.9%
2012Science7th Grade% met std82.7%79.9%
2013Science7th Grade% met std80.7%79.0%
2003Math8th Grade% met std57.6%53.1%
2004Math8th Grade% met std64.3%54.4%
2005Math8th Grade% met std58.6%54.3%
2006Math8th Grade% met std80.9%78.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std87.8%81.3%
2008Math8th Grade% met std87.0%80.3%
2009Math8th Grade% met std86.4%81.7%
2010Math8th Grade% met std86.5%83.7%
2011Math8th Grade% met std82.2%86.3%
2012Math8th Grade% met std85.9%85.0%
2013Math8th Grade% met std48.9%58.9%
2003Reading8th Grade% met std61.9%63.7%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std66.3%67.1%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std76.8%72.8%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std79.1%79.2%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std84.5%81.7%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std86.6%81.4%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std84.0%83.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std86.8%84.1%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std83.1%85.0%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std88.2%86.2%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std57.8%59.8%
2003Math11th Grade% met std54.1%53.3%
2004Math11th Grade% met std51.7%53.1%
2005Math11th Grade% met std45.2%52.8%
2006Math11th Grade% met std55.5%53.7%
2007Math11th Grade% met std54.4%52.7%
2008Math11th Grade% met std53%53.0%
2009Math11th Grade% met std50%51.6%
2010Math11th Grade% met std55.3%52.7%
2011Math11th Grade% met std52.1%51.3%
2012Math11th Grade% met std59.3%51.6%
2013Math11th Grade% met std59.7%51.8%
2003Reading11th Grade% met std60.8%56.4%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std54.0%56.8%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std53.1%59.5%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std64%58.4%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std53.1%54.0%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std49.1%53.3%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std56.0%56.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std58.8%54.0%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std49.2%51.1%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std55.2%50.6%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std53.0%54.8%
2003Science11th Grade% met std49.7%51.3%
2004Science11th Grade% met std43.8%52.9%
2005Science11th Grade% met std43.5%52.5%
2006Science11th Grade% met std53.3%50.8%
2007Science11th Grade% met std48.2%51.0%
2008Science11th Grade% met std47.9%51.2%
2009Science11th Grade% met std40.9%50.5%
2010Science11th Grade% met std50.5%52.4%
2011Science11th Grade% met std44.2%49.2%
2012Science11th Grade% met std50.2%51.7%
2013Science11th Grade% met std43.9%49.4%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$36,768,000$10,685 $38,594,000$10,868 $33,507,000$9,297 
Total Expenditures:$38,312,000$11,134 $37,330,000$10,513 $36,122,000$10,023 
Total Current Expenditures:$32,460,000$9,433 $32,002,000$9,012 $32,283,000$8,958 
Instructional Expenditures:$21,636,000$6,28866.7%$21,266,000$5,98966.5%$21,114,000$5,85865.4%
Student and Staff Support:$1,470,000$4274.5%$1,472,000$4154.6%$1,915,000$5315.9%
Operations, Food, Other:$5,540,000$1,61017.1%$5,528,000$1,55717.3%$5,819,000$1,61518.0%
Total Capital Outlay:$3,892,000$1,131 $3,252,000$916 $2,243,000$622 
Construction:$3,018,000$877 $2,563,000$722 $1,800,000$499 
Total Other:$33,000$10 $40,000$11 $69,000$19 
Interest on Debt:$589,000$171 $483,000$136 $523,000$145 
Total Salary:$17,169,000$4,990 $16,989,000$4,784 $17,161,000$4,762 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$13,421,000$3,90078.2%$13,291,000$3,74378.2%$13,188,000$3,65976.8%
Other Salary:$3,748,000$1,08921.8%$3,698,000$1,04121.8%$3,973,000$1,10223.2%
Total Benefit:$9,267,000$2,693 $8,845,000$2,491 $8,970,000$2,489 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$7,129,000$2,07276.9%$6,837,000$1,92577.3%$6,847,000$1,90076.3%
Other Benefit:$2,138,000$62123.1%$2,008,000$56522.7%$2,123,000$58923.7%

* Sterling Community Unit District 5 was rated 3.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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