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Decade Days

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Veteran's Day Appreciation!
Veteran's Day Appreciation!
Veteran's Day Appreciation!
Veteran's Day Appreciation!
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News & Announcements

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Byron CUSD 226 Scores High on NICHE Rankings

The Byron Community Unit School District ranks as the top school district in the greater Rockford area, according to the 2022 NICHE rankings.  The District was also ranked #35 across all of Illinois, placing as one of the top districts throughout the State.
 
Overall, Byron CUSD #226 was given a grade of “A.”  The District also received “A” marks in the following subcategories:  Academics, Teachers, Clubs & Activities, Sports, Health & Safety, Food, and Resources & Facilities.  The ranking system is based on a rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.   
 
Also topping the charts were Mary Morgan Elementary School and Byron Middle School.  Both schools received the number #1 ranking in the Rockford area for their respective (elementary and middle school) categories.  Byron High School was #3 in the greater Rockford Area. 
 
“Despite the challenges of the past couple years, our students and staff have continued to push forward and accomplish great things,” stated Byron CUSD superintendent Buster Barton.  “We are proud of their effort and grateful for the support we have received by our overall school community.”   
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Calendar of Events

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Aug 2

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Sep 6

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Oct 4

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Nov 1

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Dec 6

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Jan 3

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Feb 7

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Mar 7

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Apr 4

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
May 2

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Jun 6

PTA Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Mary Morgan Elementary School, 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL 61010, USA
Jul 4

Facts & Numbers

  • Enrollment Number Total number of students enrolled is 340.
  • boardoftrustees Class Sizes Average number of students per class is 17.
  • Student Mobility Student who transfer in or out of school between the first day of October and the last school day of the year is 4%.
  • applebooks Teacher Retention Of full time teachers, 88.2% return to the middle school year to year.
  • Advanced Academic Classes Advanced classes are offered in math and language arts for grades 6, 7 and 8.
  • Outside the Core In addition to core academics, courses are offered in Ag, Art, Band, Chorus, and Technology Enhanced Communication (TEC).
  • Beyond Academics Outside the classroom students participate in 10 athletic teams and 11 activities.
  • 1-to-1 Computing All students are issued a laptop for accessing curriculum, producing products of learning, and further developing 21st Century skills.

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