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ROE # 17 Demographics

What is a Regional Office of Education? 

Regional Offices of Education are essential support offices partnering with the Illinois State Board of Education to support local school districts.

As an intermediate agency between the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts, the office of the Regional Superintendent performs regulatory functions as directed by the Illinois School Code.

The Illinois School code states that "the Regional Superintendent of Schools:"...shall exercise supervision over all school districts in the region. ...shall act as the official advisor and assistant of the school officers and teachers in that region and... in the performance of this duty they shall carry out the advice of the State Superintendent of Education."


ROE # 17 serves four counties, 30 public districts and over 20 private schools.  


Quick Facts about Regional Office of Education # 17                                
Serving DeWitt, Livingston, Logan and McLean Counties

Population Estimates*  
DeWitt County 16,284
Livingston County 37,903
Logan County 29,746
McLean County 174,061
Total ROE # 17 Population Estimate 257,994
Area (square miles)*  
DeWitt County 397
Livingston County 1,044
Logan County 618
McLean County 1,183
Total ROE # 17 Area (square miles) 3,242
Public School Enrollment (K-12)+  
DeWitt County 2,794
Livingston County 6,717
Logan County 3,443
McLean County 25,956
Total ROE # 17 Public School Enrollment (K-12) 38,910
Number of ROE # 17 Public School Districts+ 30
Number of ROE # 17 Public Schools+ 100
Largest ROE # 17 School District McLean County Unit # 5 (Enrollment: 13,696)
Smallest ROE # 17 School District Rooks Creek CCSD # 425 (Enrollment: 52)
Licensed Teachers+  
DeWitt County 192
Livingston County 529
Logan County 250
McLean County 1,618
Total ROE # 17 Licensed Teachers 2,589
* Information from US Census Bureau  
+ Information from Illinois Report Card (2014-2015 Data)  
updated 6/24/16 VP