Primary and Secondary Education
One of the primary reasons new residents are drawn to Naperville is its two highly rated public school systems. Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 offer comprehensive curricula that provide outstanding educational opportunities for all students.
Commitment to excellence is evident both in the quality of the faculty and the achievement levels of the students. Average scores on standardized tests, such as the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) Program and ACT and SAT college entrance examinations, are consistently among the highest in the state and in the nation. In addition, graduation rates far exceed state and national averages, and college bound seniors invariably account for a vast majority of graduating students in both districts.
Confirming our status as a community offering a world class education, Naperville District 203 was ranked number one in the world for science achievement, beating out entire nations such as Japan and Singapore, and number six in the world for math achievement. These are the results of the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS-R), an international study which ranks the math and science achievements of students from 38 countries all over the world.
Waubonsie Valley High School in District 204 recently was one of 42 schools nationwide to be selected by the Grammy Foundation as a Grammy Signature School for 2006. It was the fifth time the school has received the prestigious award. The Grammy Signature Schools program was created in 1998 to recognize top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic shool year.
In addition to academics, performing arts and athletic programs are also part of the K-12 experience and are well supported throughout the community. Not-for-profit educational foundations support increased educational and instructional opportunities in both districts. Education-to-career programming allows students "real life" and hands-on instructional opportunities. For more details about public education in Naperville, visit the District 203 website at www.ncusd203.org or visit District 204 website at www.ipsd.org.
Religious, social, academic and cultural needs of a variety of students are well-met within Naperville's outstanding private schools, including Bethany Lutheran, Calvary Christian School, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, All Saints Catholic School and Street Raphael Catholic School. Nearby options include Benet Academy, Avery Coonley and Illinois Math & Science Academy. In addition, the Naperville Chinese Association operates two weekend schools within one of the District 203 middle schools.
Naperville Elementary Schools (K-5)
Mill Street Elementary
Naperville Christian Academy
Patterson Elementary School
Ranch View Elementary
Steeple Run Elementary
Welch Elementary School
White Eagle Elementary School
Kennedy Junior High
Madison Junior High
Naperville North High School
Neuqua Valley Gold Campus