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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Orion Community Unit School District No. 223 is an above average, public school district located in Orion, IL. It has 1,085 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
PO Box 189
Orion, IL 61273
Telephone
(309) 526-3388
Website
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Elementary Schools in Orion Community Unit School District No. 223

Middle Schools in Orion Community Unit School District No. 223

High Schools in Orion Community Unit School District No. 223

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
33 responses
Average ACT
26
35 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,085
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,900
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$10,774,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,055/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Orion Community Unit School District No. 223 Reviews

9 reviews
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Orion schools are part of a tight-knit community, which transitions to the school atmosphere, too. The teachers really care bout your success and are very kind. There are quite a few well-qualified teachers who enhance student's learning. However, Orion also has many under-qualified teachers. Another downside that affected me was that, since Orion is so small, they are not able to offer a large array of classes or diversity in its students. The lack of class options didn't set me up well for applying to college and scholarships because it looked like I didn't take specialized classes; when in reality, they didn't offer them. Overall, Orion school district is a great place to grow up in, with only a few setbacks.
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What I like about the school is how helpful the teachers are with your studies and also challenge you to do better. They also all know your name and can become friends with many of them. Our sports teams have done pretty great the past few years and we can say were one of the top schools in the area. We also have some very high test scores that put us above everyone else. They teach greatness here at Orion and there has been a lot of that. The only thing Id like to see changed is maybe an update to the desks and computer labs. We have new laptops for everyone and some new desks. Overall were a very good school.
Academically, good school, though people won't admit it. The grading scale is harder which is a little unfair, but it pushes kids to do better. Too focused on football and basketball, little attention to other sports or fine arts.