Illinois Report Card Prepared and published yearly by the Illinois State Board of Education

October 27, 2022

Today, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual Illinois Report Card, offering a deeper understanding of the academics, climate, and culture of each school and a quantitative look into Peoria Public Schools’ standing as a District.

The best word to describe PPS’s position in respect to the report card is growth. The table below details the designations for both the 2018/19 school year and 2021/2022.





1 school

2 schools


8 schools

12 schools


6 schools

4 schools


8 schools

7 schools

As shown, 56% of PPS schools are designated commendable or higher, compared to only 39.1% in 2018-2019. 9 schools improved in designation compared to 4 in 2019.

Charter Oak Primary School and Reservoir Gifted Middle School were recognized as exemplary schools, placing them in the top 10% of schools state-wide. Franklin Primary School, Harold B. Dawson Jr. Middle School, and Manual High School, 3 schools located in some of the most distressed zip codes in the State, rose from the lowest designation to commendable.

The growth of Peoria Public Schools is a testament to our skilled educators, dedicated board members, resilient students and families, and critical/constant support from community partners and the wider Peoria community. With a clear vision and well-demonstrated strategies, we will continue to accelerate learning and provide more opportunities and growth for a remarkable future for every student.

With gratitude,

Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent