Schools & Child Care

The schools in our region reflect the personalities of their home communities. Residents take great pride in maintaining education standards at levels that equal or surpass those of larger towns. Small-town schools are very much the showcase of their communities, and, therefore, benefit from the attentions of parents, graduates and those who simply wish for their town's students to shine and compete in any environment.

School Districts

Vocational & Technical Schools

  • Career Technical Education Academy - Elizabeth, IL
    950 U.S. Rt. 20 W
    Elizabeth, IL 61028
    (815) 858-2203
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  • Morrison Institute of Technology
    701 Portland Ave.
    Morrison, IL 61270
    (815) 772-7218
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Community Colleges

  • Highland Community College
    2998 W. Pearl City Rd
    Freeport, IL 61032
    (815) 235-6121
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  • Sauk Valley Community College
    173 IL Rt. 2
    Dixon, IL 61021
    (815) 288-5511
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Colleges and Universities

  • Columbia College at Highland Community College
    2998 West Pearl City Rd.
    Freeport, IL 61032-9341
    (815) 599-3585
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  • Illinois State University
    Normal, IL
    (309) 438-2181 or toll free (800) 366-2478
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  • Northern Illinois University
    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 753-1000
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  • Western Illinois University
    1 University Circle
    Macomb, IL 61455 USA
    (309) 298-1414
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Child Care

  • Galena Arts and Recreation Center (ARC)
    413 S. Bench St.
    Galena, IL 61036
    (815) 777-2248
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  • Sunny Day Preschool
    107 W Jefferson St
    Warren, Illinois
    (815) 745-2862
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  • East Dubuque Child Care Center
    701 IL Route 35 N, East Dubuque, IL 61025
    (815) 757-4198
  • Little Learner's Preschool
    27 South High Street
    Galena, IL 61036
    (563) 599-0460
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  • NICAA Head Start - St. Mary's
    701 IL 35 N, East Dubuque, IL 60125
    (815) 235-3740
  • Little Sprouts Daycare + Preschool, LLC
    200 South School Street #B
    Lanark Illinois 61046
    (815) 493-8316
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