Bushnell-Prairie City School District is located in the town of Bushnell in west-central Illinois – an area with a rich history in manufacturing and agriculture. Formed as a unit district in 1948, it continues to offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs to students in pre-kindergarden through the 12th grade. The district boundaries encompass over 120 square miles, and yet it retains the culture of a small community; taking great pride in its teachers, students, and generous community members.
Here at MHS, we believe quality education for all youth, regardless of their abilities, should be provided. Upon graduation they should be prepared to seek jobs, enter careers, pursue additional education, and be responsible citizens. The relationships among all involved in the educational process – students, teachers, administrators, community members – should be open, positive, cooperative, mutually respectful, and supportive.
We believe Macomb Senior High School and its students have special responsibilities. The school should foster an environment for students to feel accepted, be treated impartially, have a sense of accomplishment, be recognized as individuals, have avenues to express opinions, develop career directions and goals, have opportunities for personal and social growth, and be physically comfortable and secure. Students should be regular in their attendance, diligent in their classes, and helpful in maintaining a good climate for learning.
We believe Macomb Senior High School must prepare students to be responsive to the changing world in which they live. We recognize the cultural, ethnic, racial, religious and economic diversity of our students and are committed to helping them understand, respect, and appreciate that diversity.
In 2003, Colchester and Northwestern School Districts consolidated to create the West Prairie Community Unit School District 103#. The new district currently serves 600 students in four school settings. Both South Elementary and the Middle School are in Colchester, Illinois. West Prairie High School is located in Sciota, Illinois and North Elementary can be found in Good Hope, Illinois. Students from Blandinsville and Tennessee also attend schools in the West Prairie School District.
West Prairie values the educational experiences provided in the rural school setting. Academic offerings have deep foundations in agriculture, technology, STEM, social-emotional learning and restorative practices. The West Prairie Board of Education has outlined a Vision and Mission for the school district. Both are supported with Belief Statements and areas outlining the Priority Goals of the district.
St. Paul School in Macomb was founded in 1902 under the guidance of a Pastor that wanted every Catholic child to have a Catholic education. This is still the driving force of our Pastor today. The Sisters of St. Francis operated the school and a hospital in the early 1900’s and remained at the school until the mid 1980’s. A devoted and faith-filled group of women and men have continued the academic excellence set forth by the nuns. St. Paul School is recognized within the community as a wonderful Christian choice of education. As the community sacrificed to complete a school building in the early 1900’s, generations of other families have worked to maintain, renovate, and sustain the Catholic school. The building is used by many organizations and we know our parish is thriving as the building and gym are in use almost every evening of the week by scouts, sports, Women’s Guild, Knights of Columbus, and parish activities.
Spoon River College is a friendly and safe campus with a superior faculty featuring locations in Macomb, Canton, Havana, and Rushville. SRC offers an affordable college education where earned credits will readily transfer to four-year universities. SRC also offers vocational and technical education. SRC maintains two Community Outreach Centers to increase accessibility to technology and provide training viewed as critical to success.
SPOON RIVER COLLEGE – NURSING & ALLIED HEALTH
The Nursing and allied Health program offers many opportunities for individuals to have a rewarding career in the nursing field. The high demand for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants, makes SRC a great place to start your journey to a worthwhile career.
WIU is committed to academic excellence. There are eight programs regionally and/or nationally distinctive to WIU: Broadcasting, Construction Management, Emergency Management, Forensic Chemistry, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Meteorology, Supply Chain Management, and Musical Theater. The University’s four colleges, 41 academic departments and 750 faculty members prepare students and graduates to lead in the global economy.
WESTERN ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF NURSING
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing education recently awarded the WIU School of nursing a five year accreditation, the longest possible. The exhaustive review process met the highest standards for nursing education to ensure that students receive an outstanding education to become excellent nurses.
WESTERN ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program can be completed in four years. This multi-disciplinary Engineering degree prepares graduates for technology leadership in the 21st century. The program provides the intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and successful careers.