1301 E Walnut St
Carbondale, IL 62901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Carbondale Comm High School serves 967 students in grades 9-12.
Carbondale Comm High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Carbondale Comm High School's student population of 967 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
967 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
75 teachers
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School Rankings

Carbondale Comm High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Carbondale Comm High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1444 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
10%
27%
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Black
30%
17%
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White
50%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   7/5/2021
Moved to Carbondale to teach at SIU and brought daughter who finished high school at CCHS. Great experience. Very welcoming and having a higher diversity than neighboring high schools was why we picked it to avoid racist environment. Not enough AP classes, which was an issue with college admissions and scholarships, but honors classes were excellent and higher quality than the AP classes in high performing public high school she went to before we arrived. Best thing about her experience was that students were kind and normal, unlike some of the craziness of wealthy surburban areas in the US where so many students have psychological issues from the competitive stress.
- Posted by Parent - Transplant
5   1/30/2021
CCHS is a wonderful and diverse learning environment. Administration is effective and transparent with students, staff, and parents. Counselors and teachers have been amazing! Going above and beyond to ensure the students understand and succeed. Students are provided with a strong college and career readiness and are getting the opportunities they need to succeed. CCHS has a welcoming feeling from the time you walk through the doors until you leave, you are greeted with smiles and hello's. A school where students have a voice.
- Posted by Parent - Leatreasa Madison
1   3/20/2020
This school building is decent, but the teachers there don't take the time to sit down with the students that need the help and they just let them fail and the government is like Why did these students fail? Well, this is the reason.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Dakota Dirden
2   12/7/2015
Large amount of fighting + a week bullying policy, mainly among black students. I moved out of the district due to said issues solely.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - clock

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 967 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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