Our District

Sterling Public Schools is the public school system for the city of Sterling, IL. It is a PreK thru 12th-grade unit district of approximately 3500 students, configured into six different buildings. Franklin Elementary and Jefferson Elementary serve as the district's two PreK thru 2nd-grade learning centers, while Washington Elementary and Lincoln Elementary house grades 3rd through 5th. We have recently renovated Challand Middle School, which enrolls all our district's 6th through 8th-grade students. Sterling High School is an extremely picturesque campus that accommodates many successful 9th through 12th grade academic, fine arts, and athletic programs.


The vision of SPS is that every one of our students will achieve in life 


The mission of SPS is to help each student develop the skills he or she needs to achieve