Greater Freeport Partnership

Educational Attainment

What are the benefits of having a strong education system? Education can have a profound effect on health and life outcomes. Do children and adults have a fair and equitable chance to participate in lifelong learning? Are they achieving key milestones that help them succeed in life? 

When people are able to think critically and engage in the civic life of a community, they not only live longer, but they serve as a critical foundation for democracy and a thriving community. Educational attainment refers to the highest grade level or degree that an individual has completed. 

Educational Attainment by Gender

Student Enrollment

A majority of students in Stephenson County, IL are enrolled in public schools. The percent enrolled in public schools is higher in Stephenson County than in Illinois and the U.S. as a whole. 

Additionally, Stephenson County has a higher proportion of their students enrolled in Elementary and Pre-School than in Illinois and the U.S. as a whole. Please note this includes all individuals aged 3 years or older that are enrolled in any type of school from Elementary to College.

Graduation Rates

Class Size and Per-Student Spending

About the Data

Graduation rate, class size, and per-student spending for Stephenson County, IL is from the Illinois Report Card Data Library. 

Per-student spending for Illinois and the United States is from the 2016 Annual Survey of School System Finances, U.S. Census Bureau.

All other data is from the American Community Survey (ACS). The table numbers are as follows:

• Educational Attainment: S1501. Population 25 years and over.

• School Enrollment: S1401. Population 3 years and over enrolled in school.

Learn more about margin of error here.