Genoa-Kingston Community Unit School District 424, located about 64 miles west of Chicago in the Northeast corner of DeKalb County, serves the communities of Genoa and Kingston, Illinois. These communities are predominantly composed of middle-class families and professionals who commute to suburbs like Rockford, Elgin, and Schaumburg. Because of the proximity to Northern Illinois University, Genoa-Kingston is home to numerous university professorial and support staff and their families.

Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424 is made up of five schools serving 1900 students in grades K-12. The new Genoa-Kingston High School opened in 2003-2004, and since then all school buildings have been renovated and updated with state-of-the-art technology.

Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424 Facts:

  • Five schools:
    • Kingston Elementary
    • Davenport Elementary
    • Genoa Elementary
    • Genoa-Kingston Middle School
    • Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Tax rate: 4.19%
  • Operating expense per pupil: $9,688 (2011)
  • Operating budget: $19,995,744 (2011)
  • College-bound: Over 70%
  • Curriculum: Aligned with Comprehensive Common Core Standards
  • Student/teacher ratio (elementary): 17 to 1
  • Student/teacher ratio (high school): 19 to 1
  • Teachers: 68% have a Master’s degree or higher; 6 have National Board Certification
  • Average years of teaching experience: 12

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