We believe that the key to thriving small towns is the quality of life they can offer families. And no single factor is more important to families than the quality of education that they can expect for their children. That's why in Crawford county we take the attitude that 'good enough' isn't good enough when it comes to our schools. We have four high schools in the county and every single one of them has been rated as a Commendable School by the Illinois State Board of Education. Nuttall Middle School in Robinson has been designated an Exemplary School placing it in the top 10% statewide.
And our commitment to your children's futures doesn't end when they throw their caps at their high school graduation. We believe that in the face of soaring college expense for families and a labor market future for everyone that's harder to predict than ever, that's there's never been a more important time to invest in quality, affordable education. That's why we're so proud of Lincoln Trail College which in 2019 was recognized for the fourth time by the Aspen Institute as one of America's best community colleges.
In small communities like ours, we understand roots. There's no more important decision than where you choose to grow your family, your company and your future. Whether you're an individual weighing where you want to raise your kids, or an employer looking for a home where you'll be able to attract and retain great employees, we want you to know that every young person in Crawford county is important to us. That's why local donors have endowed foundations in the county with millions of dollars that we use to provide exceptional opportunities to students every year and to do it without burdening them with a lifetime of student loan debt.
In Crawford County, we believe that our future depends on providing opportunity to every young person. We graduate about 200 students from our schools every year, and our commitment to you is that if your kids are part of that 200, then they matter to us all.