Ranked 3rd Best City in Illinois for young families

Elementary & Secondary Staff to Student Ratio: 18:1

2nd Safest College Town in America

Average Teacher Salary: $45, 769


Staff/Student Recognition

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Special Olympics

The Charleston High School Special Olympians particiapated in the Illinois State Games in June and three of our students placed at state! They are pictured here with Pricipal Aaron Lock and Coaches Angel Warman & Amy Jackson.

- Aaliyah Blair-Pugh placed 2nd in the Softball Throw, Spencer Myserscough placed 7th in the 50 M Run and 5th in the Softball Throw, and (not pictured) Connor McQueen placed 5th in the Softball Throw

IL Central Busing

Illinois Central Bus Company was recognized for Illinois Bus Driver Appreciation Day, October 17, 2022. Thank you, bus drivers, for always going the extra mile!

- Leann Jones, Illinois Central School Bus Site Manager accepting the award from Assistant Superintendent Chad Burgett


Principals were recognized for National Principals month/week/day at the October Board meeting. We are incredibly thankful for our phenomenal school administration staff!

- Aaron Lock (CHS), Jim Wood (CHS), Robert Lynn (CMS), Kristen Brown (AES), Beth Anne Morgan (CSES), Rob Ulm (JES), Jeff Marlo (JES) Not pictured: Abbie Schmitz (CSES) & Denise Titus (MTES)