The vision of Sterling Public Schools is that our students will achieve in life by being college and career ready. Sterling Public Schools is the public school system for the city of Sterling, IL. It is a Pre-K thru 12th grade unit district of approximately 3500 students, configured into six different buildings. Franklin Elementary and Jefferson Elementary serve as the district's two Pre-K thru 2nd grade learning centers, while Washington Elementary and Lincoln Elementary house grades three thru five. Challand Middle School, which is centrally located in the district, encompasses a true middle school philosophy for all 6th thru 8th grade students in the district. Lastly, Sterling High School is a picturesque campus that accommodates many successful academic, fine arts, and athletic programs.