If you have any real estate questions about Aurora then you may contact me at 630-802-5825 or email me at MikeCluck@remax.net.
I live in Aurora and work in Aurora so I know the area well.
All my children attended 204 schools from K-12, and they were fortunate to experience academic opportunities, that are not always available in other districts. For example, they had great access to newest technology, computer labs, lap tops for each student in the class from a well equipped LMC. The high schools have pools, Waubonsie High has a planetarium, so the children have annual field trips to the planetarium as early as first grade.
The negative is you will pay high property taxes *roughly a third will be to schools* I was employed in the district, so I experienced quite a bit of waste. However, times are tighter now and I suppose there is a need for more accountability, but that does not necessarily mean the cuts will be in appropriate areas.
The special education program was touted as "cutting edge" for many years within 204.
As far as the other districts, I assume East Aurora district now has more revenue since the outlet mall has been a great success.
In any case, overall if you purchase a house in Aurora 204 chances are your overall satisfaction will be high.
As well as using the Illinois Report Card I would ask people that have kids in the schools how they feel about them. I would get multiple opinions to get a more accurate set of datea.
I live in the 60505 zip code and could put in touch with other parents that also live here.
If you need my help please feel free to call me anytime - 630.492.1284
One more thing...there are also several private schools in the area giving you more options to choose from.