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Sangamon County Schools

Sangamon County is located in Central Illinois with the county seat being the capital of this great state, Springfield. Springfield is known for its food and as a home to such performing arts as ballet, jazz and a carillon festival, which happens annually. Common tourist attractions include a multitude of historic sites affiliated with President Lincoln, state government sites and various food-related attractions such as the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop. Lake Springfield is a 4,260-acre artificial lake located in the city southeast of downtown. It was formed in 1931-35 by building Spaulding Dam across Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Sangamon River. The lake was created as a source of water for Springfield and to provide coolant for the City Water, Light & Power coal-fired electrical generating plant. It has also served as a focus of local recreation. Owners of high-powered motor boats enjoy the lack of a power limit on much of the lake, and the lake is known for warm-water fish such as bluegill and crappie.

Sangamon County is also home to some of the finest schools in the state of Illinois. There are eight public and private high schools in the city of Springfield alone and all of the schools county-wide make great use of the best technology and resources available. There are also multiple elementary, middle, and high schools all throughout the county, with some of the most dedicated staff and administrators around. The University of Illinois at Springfield is a small, liberal arts university located in Springfield. The school is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. With so many wonderful educational and recreational activities found in Sangamon County, its no wonder that so many people call it home.
Public School Districts in Sangamon County, IL
District Name Central Office School Count
Auburn Community Unit School District 10Auburn3
Ball Chatham Community Unit School District 5Chatham5
Capital Area Career CenterSpringfield2
Corrections School District 428Springfield39
Department Of Human ServicesSpringfield3
Divernon Community Unit School District 13Divernon2
New Berlin Community Unit School District 16New Berlin4
Pawnee Community Unit School District 11Pawnee2
Pleasant Plains Community Unit School District 8Pleasant Plains3
Regional Office Of Career & Technical Education Springfield-
Riverton Community Unit School District 14Riverton3
Rochester Community Unit School District 3ARochester4
Sangamon Area Special Education DistSpringfield1
Sangamon Regional Office Of EducationSpringfield2
Springfield School District 186Springfield35
Tri City Community Unit School District 1Buffalo3
Williamsville Community Unit School District 15Williamsville3

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