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Education

O’Fallon-Shiloh is known throughout the region for its excellence in education at all levels. Our students consistently score above average in state testing.

There are two public elementary school districts in O’Fallon: Central District 104 and District 90. Central School District, serving more than 550 students, consists of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, while District 90 serves more than 3,500 students, also pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The community has six elementary schools and three junior high schools.

O’Fallon Township High School District #203 serves more than 2,500 students and is ranked one of the best in the country by the U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum offered places strong emphasis on core academics, as well as provides opportunities in fine arts and exploratory coursework. Nearly 90 percent of OTHS graduates, many of whom receive academic scholarships, attend college each year.

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There are three public schools located in the Village of Shiloh: Shiloh Elementary (with 300 students), Shiloh Middle School (with 250 students), and Whiteside Middle School (with 585 students). Shiloh Village School District #85 is the only school district whose boundaries are completely within the Village of Shiloh.

Shiloh Village School District #85 was awarded the Bright Star Award in recent years. This award was given to 81 of the 869 districts in the State of Illinois whose students perform in the upper one-third academically and districts that rank in the lower one-fourth of expenditures per student. A percentage of Shiloh children also attend Belleville or Mascoutah High Schools. Mascoutah School District is building a new grade school in Shiloh.

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There are two private schools as well: St. Clare Catholic School serving 485 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and First Baptist Academy serving 228 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

A number of major universities, as well as a community college, are close-by, including Webster University at Scott AFB, McKendree University in Lebanon, Lindenwood University in Belleville, and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

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