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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Carbondale Community High School is a highly rated, public school located in Carbondale, IL. It has 987 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
About Carbondale Community High School...
Address
1301 E Walnut St
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone
(618) 457-3371
Website

Carbondale Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1250
56 responses
Average ACT
28
121 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$20,873
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$674
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Athletic events
    34%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Plays or musicals
    14%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
987
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,662
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,780/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Carbondale Community High School Reviews

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CCHS has great programs for students of all interests. Truly a place that has something for everyone, CCHS has a diverse student and faculty population. Whether you are a high achieving student that is looking for AP courses or someone who needs help catching up to grade level, CCHS has it for you!
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I personally enjoyed high school, and I think CCHS was adamant about having all students enjoy it as well. CCHS was a very diverse and beautiful campus; it’s a pleasure for anyone to experience that. There were multiple things and reasons that I truly loved Carbondale, and then there were things that I didn’t care for as much. Cchs had a pretty strict dress code and they weren’t always the most reasonable and fair with the rules and regulations. We ran into multiple altercations with student dress code and how to effectively distribute across fairly the entire campus. Unfortunately, the dress code wasn’t altered in my four years, but has now been changed for the current students.
I have learned a lot over the 4 years of being here. My school offers many different courses that other schools might not have, like a zoology course that I'm taking this year, and a variety tech and science classes. There are so many different clubs offered, that anyone can find something that they enjoy and get involved. I also really love the faculty at our school. While walking down the hall, I am almost always greeted with a "good morning" or a smile. The teachers really do want to see their students succeed and offer help before and after school, or just whenever asked. Although I am excited to start something new, I am really going to miss Carbondale Community High School. It makes school a place I enjoy being, and a positive environment for me.