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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Charleston High School is a public school located in Charleston, IL. It has 811 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
46 responses
Average ACT
26
87 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,853
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Football games
    23%
  • Football, soccer and swim
    14%
  • Lunch
    14%
  • Marching band, musical
    14%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
811
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,780/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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My experience at Charleston High School was very good because it is a mid-sized town that does not overwhelm you as a student. You have the ability to meet and talk to people on a regular basis to create future friends for years to come. Along with the local feel of everybody being familiar with each other, which is a good thing, there seemed to be a lot of favoritism going on within the sporting department of the school based on who certain kids' parents were within the community.
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Charleston High School is falling apart, mainly due to lack of funding. The building is in disrepair- not enough to impede daily learning, but noticeable. The teachers for the most part do alright, and there are some amazing instructors in the building. However the school does heavily focus on athletics. Communication between the administration and students/parents is minimal.
It’s a pretty good school. Only problem I have is the leaking ceilings when it rains. It seems like such a simple fix, but it keeps happening. Granted the building is old, it seems to me it’s not their top priority for a comfortable environment. Overall, not too big of a problem unless it’s absolutely pouring down.