BELVIDERE, IL – Belvidere District 100 was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® for a the second year in a row. District 100 earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. 

Belvidere District 100 employees completed surveys, resulting in a percent confidence level. A summary of these ratings can be found here.

About Belvidere District 100

The mission of the Belvidere School District 100  is to "empower all learners to achieve personal excellence." We provide education to over 8,000 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.


BELVIDERE – District 100 is proud to announce a tax abatement of $2,525,000. Annually, the district takes their portion of sales tax receipts to abate part of the bond and interest levy, keeping the overall school district tax rate low for the community. 

With the approval of the property tax levy and tax abatement, the tax rate for the upcoming year in the school district is projected to decrease to approximately 6.15.

BELVIDERE, IL –  Belvidere High School and Belvidere North High School will join the approximately 1,800 schools worldwide that implement the AP Capstone™ Diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. BHS and BNHS will start offering AP Seminar in the fall of 2019.

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BELVIDERE, Ill. - Belvidere North's high school students are gaining career readiness skills while working on plant and animal-based projects. The school's Agricultural class has a greenhouse and livestock, allowing students to do labs to get them ready for the future.

There's a lot going on in Emily Chamber's Agricultural class. There's an outdoor chicken coop that houses about two dozen chickens. 

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Congratulations to Perry ElementarySeth Whitman Elementary and Washington Academy on their certifications in Marzano High Relibility Schools.

Perry Elementary received a Level 1 certification for creating a "Safe and Collaborative Culture". This means without such a culture, students achievement would be compromised. 

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All District 100 Schools will be closed Monday, November 26th due to the snow storm and winter blizzard warning in effect until Monday morning. After school student activities for Monday are canceled as well. 

BELVIDERE - Belvidere High School Assistant Principal, James (Jim) Friesema was recently named Assistant Principal of the Year for the Kishwaukee region by the Illinois Principals Association. The Kishwaukee region contains schools from Boone, DeKalb, Kane, McHenry and Winnebago counties. Jim is now in the running for Assistant Principal of the Year for the entire state of Illinois.

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Winter Sports Picture Day
Winter Sports Preview, Exhibitions & Scrimmage Game



Winter sports picture day for Belvidere High School athletes is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, in the Melvin L. Brown Gym Lobby. 

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BELVIDERE, IL -  Belvidere School District 100 is pleased to announce the names of teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Golden Apple Teacher Awards. This year, the district has 76 nominated teachers. This is up from the 59 nominations the district received last year. The list of Nominees are:

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BELVIDERE (WREX) – A Belvidere Central Middle School teacher is known by the students as the math teacher that knows how to crack a joke.

One of his 7th grade students, Nick Schroeder, said his math teacher Chad McLarty keeps the class entertained while learning algebra.

“He’s really funny, he never leaves you hanging in math,” Schroeder said. “He makes algebra really make sense, which is really difficult to do, and I never leave that classroom without laughing at least twice.”

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 Over the past weekend, the Belvidere Central Eighth Grade volleyball team won the NCJC tournament. Winning the tournament, capped a perfect 14-0 season. This undefeated season adds onto an undefeated seasons this team had last year as seventh graders giving them an overall 28-0 record with two NCJC titles. Way to go Thunder!

Dear Belvidere School District 100 Families:

As we close out the 2017-18 school year, I want to extend my appreciation to you, our students, and staff for an incredible year. This month we graduated over 600 students from Belvidere High School and Belvidere North High School.

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