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French Qualifies For 2023 PGA Championships!

Congratulations to 2004 Byron High School graduate Chris French for qualifying for the 2023 PGA Championships in Rochester, New York this weekend, May 18-21. 
Chris, a standout golfer for Byron High School, contributed to four top-ten finishes in the IHSA Class A state meet: 3rd Place, 2000; 4th place, 2001; 7th place, 2002; and 4th place, 2003.  As an individual, Chris placed in the top 25 at the state meet three times, with is highest finish being 10th his senior year.  After graduating from Byron High, Chris attended and played golf for Rock Valley College where he became a two-time All-American and national runner-up for the Golden Eagles.  For the last several years, Chris has been the golf pro at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford, Il. 
You can stay updated on Chris’ progress by using the following link:
Way to go, Chris!  Good luck this weekend in Rochester!
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  • Enrollment Number Total number of students enrolled is 489.
  • boardoftrustees Class Sizes Average number of students per class is 15.
  • Student Mobility Student who transfer in or out of school between the first day of October and the last school day of the year is 5%.
  • applebooks Teacher Retention Of full time teachers, 81.9% return to the high school year to year.
  • 1-to-1 Computing All students are issued a laptop for accessing curriculum, producing products of learning, and honing 21st Century skills.
  • gradcap Four Year Graduation The percentage of student who graduate Byron High School within 4 years is 92%. The state rate is 86%.
  • Beyond Academics Outside the classroom, students participate in 20 athletic teams and 13 activities.
  • Advanced Academics & Career Development A total of 2 Dual Enrollment, 8 Honors, and 8 Advanced Placement courses are offered. As part of Illinois’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, 36 courses are also offered.

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