Illini West High School is exceeding a state standard for special education students.
The State of Illinois wants schools to place at least half of their special education students in general education classes for half the school day.
Just two years ago, the high school had only 30% of those students in regular classes. The district rate is up to 56%
Superintendent Kim Schilson said the district decided to start evaluating special education students during their first semester at the school.