Amboy Community Unit School District # 272
#272 Office is located at: 11 East Hawley Street, Amboy,
Amboy Community School District #272 is primarily a rural district located in central Lee County approximately 55 miles south of Rockford, Illinois and 12 miles east of Dixon, Illinois. It is the second largest geographic district in the state. The District includes the towns of Amboy, Harmon, Eldena, Sublette, Maytown, and Walton. The populations of these towns range between 10 and 2400.
There are five major campground areas located within the Amboy school district. This tourism is a major boost to the local economy. On busy holiday weekends the local population can swell from its normal 2,400 to over 100,000.
The community derives a large portion of its income from farming or farm-related occupations. The town of Amboy has the usual small-town businesses--grocery, banks, doctor and dentist offices, pharmacy, insurance offices, hair salons, hardware, lumberyard, restaurants, car dealer, elevators, gas stations, an 18 hole public golf course, and garages. There is only one large employer--Sensient Flavors that has approximately 150 employees. Amboy also has several active churches, a public library, and a newspaper. Many community members commute to Dixon or other towns for employment.
District #272 consists of the Amboy High School (grades 9-12), Amboy Junior High School (grades 5-8), and Amboy Central Elementary School (grades K-4). Central School also houses a Preschool Program (Smart Start).
Approximately 75% of the high school graduates go on to higher education or technical schools. Approximately 61% of the students are transported to school on buses.
Amboy CUSD #272 employs 69 certified full-time employees, 29 full-time support staff, 8 part-time employees, 12 cafeteria/custodial staff, and 14 bus drivers.
Amboy CUSD #272 Freedom of Information Officers and Open Meetings Act Officers are Mr. Jeff Thake, Superintendent, and Ms. Jenny McCoy, District Secretary.
Requests for public records should be directed to:
Superintendent Jeff Thake Director of
Maintenance Ken Willey Supt.
McCoy Director of Transportation Al Quest Bookkeeper Molly
Nurse Laurie Whelchel Payroll
Wittenauer Tech Assistant Eileen Quest District Treasurer Jane McCoy Tech Assistant Roger Willey
Director of Maintenance
Director of Transportation
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