• Annually, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases a School Report Card for every school in the State of Illinois. 2018 was the first year of the state's newly designed School Report Card, which features new data points and that aligns to Illinois' Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan requirements.  Additional information about ESSA and the school designation process are provided in the links below.  There are four possible school designations:

    • Exemplary
    • Commendable
    • Underperforming
    • Lowest Performing

    Both District 126's high schools were deemed "Commendable" for 2019-2020, as ISBE issued each school's 2019 designation for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and incomplete data that resulted. For information about Illinois' ESSA Plan and report card metrics, click below:

    Illinois State Board of Education ESSA Multiple Indicators

    Illinois State Board of Education ESSA School Designations


    District 126's report cards can be accessed via the following links.  

    • 2021 Zion-Benton Twp. High School Report Card:  click here  
    • 2021 New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East School Report Card:  click here    

    The ISBE also provides school report card information at www.IllinoisReportCard.com. Readers are also encouraged to review the campuses' Title I School Wide Plans for historical information regarding our schools' academic progress:

    • Zion-Benton Twp. High School Title I School Wide Plan:    Click here
    • New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East Title I School Wide Plan:  Click here

    Additional information about the District's Strategic Plan for Improvement can be found at this link: click here