Top 5 Best Carbondale Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,363 students in Carbondale, IL (there are 3 private schools, serving 183 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Carbondale, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Carbondale, IL are Giant City Elementary School, Carbondale Comm High School and Unity Point Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Carbondale, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Carbondale have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Carbondale, IL Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Giant City Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1062 Boskydell Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902
(618) 457-5391
Grades: PK-8
| 246 students
Rank: #22.
Carbondale Comm High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1301 E Walnut St
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-3371
Grades: 9-12
| 958 students
Rank: #33.
Unity Point Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4033 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62903
(618) 529-4151
Grades: PK-8
| 606 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Lewis School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 S Lewis Ln
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-5393
Grades: 4-5
| 306 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Thomas Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 N Wall St
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-6226
Grades: 2-3
| 303 students
Rank: #66.
Carbondale Middle School
Math: 5% | Reading: 14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 E Grand Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-2174
Grades: 6-8
| 469 students
Rank: n/an/a
121 N Parrish Ln
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-5781
Grades: PK-1
| 475 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 968
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-6127
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
801 S Lewis Ln
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-5393
Grades: 4-5
| 272 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Carbondale, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Carbondale, IL include Giant City Elementary School, Carbondale Comm High School and Unity Point Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Carbondale, IL?
7 public schools are located in Carbondale, IL.
What percentage of students in Carbondale, IL go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Carbondale, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Carbondale, IL?
Carbondale, IL public schools minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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