SOUTH BELOIT - Prairie Hill Elementary School is the only school in Boone and Winnebago counties to receive the designation of Exemplary School by the state.
This is the second consecutive year that Prairie Hill School has received the title. Of 85 schools in the two counties, only Prairie Hill was awarded the highest rating based on student performance and school climate. Exemplary Schools have no underperforming student groups and have testing scores in the top 10%.
Rockford's two gifted academies, Thurgood Marshall Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Middle School also earned the designation as magnet schools.