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Dear Friends and Loyal Customers,

SchoolSearch™ is closing after 22 years of service. The SchoolSearch™ 2014 Edition Reports,
Handbooks & Awards (Bright Red Apple, Bright Star & Bright A+) will not be available.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

We have enjoyed the opportunity to work with many fine people over the years.
Thank you for your loyalty & kind gestures of gratitude.

With warm regards,

The SchoolSearch™ Staff

Educational Research & Online School Rankings



...dedicated to helping families find the best schools for their children since 1991
Find Your Perfect
School in Illinois

Seventy-Eight (78) Illinois school districts earn the 20th annual SchoolSearch™ 2013 Bright Red Apple™ Award ...
based on the primary areas of concern for most relocating families


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Ninety-one (91) Illinois school districts earn the 18th annual SchoolSearch™ 2013 Bright Star™ Award ...
school districts that shine in spite of low funding


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Sixty (60) Illinois school districts earn the 15th annual SchoolSearch™ 2013 Bright A+™ Award ...
school districts whose students' academic performance ranks in the top 5% of Illinois school districts


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Nine Illinois school districts earned both the SchoolSearch™ 2013 Bright Star Award™ & the SchoolSearch™ 2013 Bright A+ Award™. This is an outstanding achievement since these school districts rank in the top 5% academically, yet rank in the lower one-fourth of Illinois school districts based on expenditure per pupil. These nine school districts are:

  • Albers SD 63 (Albers, IL-Clinton County)
  • Bartelso SD 57 (Bartelso, IL-Clinton County)
  • Carterville CUSD 5 (Carterville, IL-Williamson County)
  • Dunlap CUSD 323 (Peoria, IL-Peoria County)
  • Elmwood CUSD 322 (Elmwood, IL-Peoria County)
  • Limestone Walters CCSD 316 (Peoria, IL-Peoria County)
  • Lisbon CCSD 90 (Newark, IL-Kendall County)
  • Monticello CUSD 25 (Monticello, IL-Platt County)
  • Waltham CCSD 185 (Utica, IL-LaSalle County)

Congratulations to these fine school systems! (SchoolSearch™ does not promote low funding for schools.)


SchoolSearch™ ... the Gold Standard for Illinois school information ...

SchoolSearch™ honors school districts during the school year:

  • Looking for an all around great school district based on family-favored qualities? Start Here
    SchoolSearch™ Bright Red Apple™ Award 2013  - based on the primary areas of concern for most relocating families -- based on most recent information available on date of announcement: 2012 IL Report Card Data Source. Press Release

  • Looking for a strong school district in an area with more affordable housing? Start Here
    SchoolSearch™ Bright Star™ Award 2013 
    - school districts that shine in spite of low funding (SchoolSearch™ is not a proponent of low funding for school districts) -- based on most recent information available on date of announcement: 2012 IL Report Card Data Source. Press Release

  • Looking for a school district with top academic achievements? Start Here
    SchoolSearch™ Bright A+™ Award 2013 
    - school districts whose students' academic performance ranks in the top 5% of Illinois school districts ... based on most recent information available on date of announcement: 2012 IL Report Card Data Source. Press Release

  • SchoolSearch™ Best of the Best List 2013 - top school systems academically in Illinois - based on 2012 IL Report Card Data Source.


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