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Our Values


Our students will achieve in life by being college and career ready.



Help each student develop the skills he or she needs to achieve.


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OPENINGS for the 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Our Community


Sterling Public Schools is located in Sterling, IL in Northwestern Illinois along the Rock River. Sterling has a population of approximately 15,000 and serves approximately 3,300 students in grades PreK-12. The district maintains 6 school buildings:

Jefferson Elementary - PreK-2

Franklin Elementary - PreK-2

Lincoln Elementary - 3rd-5th

Washington Elementary - 3rd-5th

Challand Middle School - 6th-8th

Sterling High School - 9th-12th

Sterling is approximately 100 miles west of Chicago.



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Taylor Jackson, Sterling High School Teacher

"Sterling Public Schools has provided an amazing place to work and also to have my own children attend.  The experiences for our students and teachers to grow in learning is excellent.  The opportunities and support from the community also make this a great place to work!"


Jaime Blakeslee, Franklin Elementary School Teacher

"I was lucky to attend Sterling Public Schools as a student, and return as an educator. In my 22 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside and learn from multiple teachers who have helped shape me into the educator I am today. I am proud to be a part of the Sterling Public Schools family!"

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Julie LeFevre, Challand Middle School Teacher

"We have great students, amazing parents and a community that I am proud to be part of at Sterling Public Schools! School pride is the heart of our community, I feel blessed to work in a district with this strong of a support system."

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Kristie Geil, CGH Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer

"Sterling is an amazing community to raise your children.  We have excellent schools which provide rigorous academics as well as a true commitment to exploration of the arts, sports, and trades. My family loves the easy access to large city shopping, airports, and dining without having the headaches associated with traffic, safety, and cost of living.  Our community is and feels like a family."

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Jason Fargher, Challand Middle School Teacher

"Sterling Public Schools has blessed my family as an employer and also with an outstanding education for my children. The atmosphere and the willingness of others to help sets this district apart from others. I am proud to be a teacher in Sterling Public Schools!"

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Michelle Virtue, Lincoln Elementary School Teacher

"I have been blessed to be a student, parent and teacher for Sterling Public Schools. I am proud to be a part of a district that truly cares for kids and always has their best in mind. I wouldn’t want my family to live anywhere but in Sterling!"

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Jim Spencer, Sterling Schools Foundation Executive Director

"Sterling is the perfect combination of small town living with timely access the leisure activities offered in large cities.  Academically, our district also “thinks bigger” and is very progressive in its approach to student success, educational programs and facilities."

T. McGuire

Terry McGuire, HALO Branded Solutions. Senior Vice President

"We have lived in Sterling for 22 years and both our children (now 27 and 25) went through Sterling Public Schools.  Sterling and the Sauk Valley area provide an incredible environment for raising a family.  Sterling is a progressive city with a strong business base that combines investments in arts, entertainment, and recreation with a wealth of opportunities to participate in building a strong community."