Community Unit School District #430 Profile
In the 2013-2014 school year, Sandwich CUSD 430 enrollment in 2013-2014 was 2,263 students, including 85.2% White, 0.3% Black, 12.9% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, and 0.4% Multi Racial. Average daily attendance at all schools was 96% for the year compared to the states 95%.
61% of students met or exceeded state standards on the ISAT compared to the states 59%; and 55% met or exceeded state standards on the PSAE compared to the states 54%. Note: the downward shift was consistent throughout the state and is attributed to a greater portion of the test addressing the new Illinois Standards (Common Core).
64.7% of the budget is spent on instruction; 0.8% is spent on general administration; 24.7% is spent on supporting services; and 9.8% is spent on other expenditures. Operational spending per pupil was $10,142 compared to the states $12,045. Low income is 38% and student mobility is 10%. 68% of revenue funding is local; 25.8% of revenue funding is state; and 6.2% of revenue funding is Federal.
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Sandwich is a great place to build your career. It’s growing, financially sound, and a place where people are concerned about your professional growth. The environment combines the advantages of small town living within easy reach of major urban areas.
Sandwich Community Unit School District 430 covers approximately 52 square miles and is located in northern Illinois about 30 miles southeast of DeKalb and about 60 miles west of Chicago. The district contains two incorporated communities: Sandwich (7200+) and Millington (650+).
A comprehensive shopping center, an attraction to trading communities within a 25-mile radius, and four banks serve the area. The citizens and area doctors have established a modern community hospital. The district includes an agricultural base with some of the best farmland in the state.
Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) & CTE (Career and Technical Education) offers students from eleven area schools the opportunity to learn realistic work skills and ethics in a work-like setting to better determine future goals and career decisions. Some of the programs include automotive repair, construction, computer technology, cosmetology, drafting & design, early childhood education, fire science, culinary service, graphics, health occupations, law enforcement, sports management, and welding.
The Sandwich Park District includes sports programs and arts and crafts activities. Also, the park district hosts numerous trips to ballparks, shows, and other recreational sites.
The Sandwich Education Foundation believes in educational enrichment through community support. The Foundation supports, promotes, supplements, and enriches the educational programs and activities of students and develops links with businesses, civic organizations, and government.
Fox Valley Older Adult Services provides for older adults in the counties of DeKalb, LaSalle, and Kendall. Their purpose is to encourage and enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities in their later years.
The Sandwich Fair has been in operation since 1888 and is the final northern Illinois county fair of the season. Each year it begins its five-day run on the Wednesday following Labor Day. It’s an agricultural and family fair with more exhibits than any other Illinois county fair.
The Opera House was built in 1878. Today, the Opera House provides a modern setting for the performing arts. The full season includes classical music, country-western ensembles, student recitals, bluegrass music, dance, & Indian Valley Theatre.