Living here, Sterling IL, there are few options for a high school education. Rock falls high school has tendencies to be linked to drugs and under education their students. And Newman has a great education--I actually went to St. Mary's, their grade school. However, to pay for the private schooling, the expense is huge. I would choose Sterling High School over the other options locally. We have great, dedicated teachers whose education meets my requirements to teach us. I believe--other than the food--Sterling High School is the best option. There might be some rules that could use some student editing, but as a senior I have never seen any bullying, nor do I have too many regrets. I have enjoyed my experience here, but I am eager for college.