District 116 School Information
Urbana School District is home to an early childhood center, six elementary schools, a middle school and high school. As a multicultural community committed to educational excellence, USD116 is home to students from more than 50 countries who speak more than 40 languages. Our curricular programs are developed to ensure that all learners acquire knowledge, develop skills, and build character to achieve personal greatness. By providing innovative, comprehensive programs, respecting individual learning styles and cultural differences, and fostering caring and nurturing relationships, teachers and administration strive to engage each student, every family and the entire community.
Established as the public high school for the city of Urbana in 1872 and now serving over 1,100 students, Urbana High School is the only high school of Urbana School District. Over the past three years, graduates were accepted to schools that include Yale, Columbia, Tufts, Beloit, Bryant, the University of Edinburgh, Brown, Washington, Juilliard, UCLA, Grinnell College, Caltech, and Big 10 universities. In addition, approximately 35 percent of seniors are accepted to the University of Illinois each year, and about 73 percent of graduates are accepted annually to colleges and universities.
In 2011, for the second year in a row, Urbana School District was one of fewer than 400 public school districts in the nation honored by the College Board with a place on the 2nd Annual AP Honor Roll, for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.