Durand High School (Illinois)

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Durand High School
Durand High School.png
200 West South Street


United States
Coordinates42°25′58″N 89°20′03″E / 42.4329°N 89.3341°E / 42.4329; 89.3341
School typePublic Secondary
School districtDurand Community Unit School District No. 322
SuperintendentKurt Alberstett
PrincipalMichael Leskowich
Enrollment172 (2016-17)[1]
Royal Blue, White
Athletics conferenceNUIC (North Division)
Team nameBulldogs
RivalPecatonica, Dakota

Durand High School, is located in the town of Durand, Illinois. The campus is located 20 miles northwest of Rockford, 20 miles northeast of Freeport and 20 miles southeast of Monroe, Wisconsin. It is located just one mile north of Illinois Route 75. The Durand Community School District became a consolidated district in 1949 when the State of Illinois mandated that large school districts be created from small or rural unit districts, therefore, the Elton, Laona and Durand communities were consolidated into Durand's High School.[2]


Durand Community Unit School District #322 presently operates one school building with all grade levels, pre-K - 12. The Elementary School is located in the southeast portion of the building. The Middle School and High School building located on the northern portion of the building, was built in 1949 and also accommodated two additions to the original structure occurring in the 1970's. The high school complex also includes a baseball diamond and play field space for physical education classes and playground equipment for elementary students.

Within the facility, the building houses a modern library; a fine arts department, that includes graphic arts as well as chorus and band; an agricultural department; math, science, English departments, industrial technology, foreign language, and social sciences. The physical education department includes two gymnasiums, a weight room, and training room.


Based on the Illinois School Report Card for the 2018-19 school year, Durand had a graduation rate of 100%.[3] Additionally, in 2019, Durand ranked as the 11,611 best school in the United States, 360 in Illinois and 8th in the Rockford metro area based on US News & World Report.[4][5]


The Bulldogs compete in the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference. They participate in several IHSA sponsored athletics and activities, including; football, girls volleyball, boys & girls basketball, boys & girls golf, boys & girls track & field, baseball, softball, bass fishing and music. Due to their small enrollment, Durand coops with neighboring high schools for nine sports (Byron High School for boys & girls swimming & diving and Pecatonica High School for boys football, boys wrestling, boys baseball, boys & girls cross country and boys & girls track & field.).[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

External links


  1. "Durand High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  2. Illinois School Code(105 ILCS 5/10-21.2)
  3. Illinios School Report Card
  4. US News & World Report
  5. SchoolMap.org
  6. IHSA Co-Ops
  7. IHSA Baseball Records
  8. IHSA Boys Basketball Records
  9. IHSA Football Records
  10. IHSA Boys Golf Records
  11. IHSA Boys Track & Field Records
  12. IHSA Girls Basketball Records
  13. IHSA Girls Golf Records
  14. IHSA Softball Records
  15. IHSA Girls Track & Field Records
  16. IHSA Girls Volleyball Records
  17. IHSA Music Sweepstakes Records
  18. IHSA Public Speaking Records

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