How are your schools are performing? The Daily Herald helps you find out

Daily Herald report
Posted1/1/2015 7:30 AM

For those of us living in the suburbs, there may be no more important local issue than the quality of our schools.

After all, good schools for our children is why many of us moved here in the first place. And even for those without kids, or whose children have graduated and moved out, schools still matter, especially when property tax bills arrive or it comes time to sell a home.


Understanding what's happening in your neighborhood school and local district, and knowing its strengths and weaknesses, isn't always easy.

Fortunately, this is where the Daily Herald can help unlike any other media outlet covering the suburbs.

We have a commitment to covering your schools -- from the board of education meetings to the athletic events, from highlighting exemplary teachers and students to exposing wasteful practices.

That commitment also extends to our comprehensive coverage of the annual Illinois School Report Cards, in which we provide readers with not only easy-to-access data on how their local schools and districts are performing, but also thorough analysis and interpretation of what the numbers mean and the trends in education they expose.

To read our stories on the the latest report cards, check out, and to search for the data by school, district, city of county, visit our unique Daily Herald School Checker at

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