A-C Central Community Unit School District 262
|A-C Central Community Unit School District 262|
|Type and location|
|Location||Ashland and Chandlerville, Illinois|
|Students and staff|
A-C Central Community Unit School District 262 brings together students from Ashland and Chandlerville, Illinois. A small, rural district, A-C Central has an elementary school (K-4) in Chandlerville, a junior high school (5-8) in Ashland, and a high school (9-12) at the same facility as the junior high school in Ashland.
A-C Central was formed in 1989 by a referendum combining Ashland Community School District and the Chandlerville Community School District. As of 2005, the school district has approximately 203 elementary students, 143 junior high students and 150 high school students.[dated info]
The future for A-C Central is a bit unclear. Like nearly all of the small districts surrounding it, A-C Central faces budget issues. In 2005, a referendum was put before the voters of A-C Central and adjacent Virginia Community Unit School District 64 to consolidate the two districts. The referendum failed, leaving the Virginia school district in a desperate financial situation. Consolidation is back on the BoE agenda for their regular board meeting 16 December 2009 though.
Ashland and Chandlerville, both known for strongly supporting school sports, have combined to form several exceptional basketball teams. In the mid and late 1990s, many of the school's teams went to State Sectionals.
Another proud contribution to the school's reputation is the A-C Central Marching Knights. This marching band has won numerous awards and has performed all over the United States. Some key performances include New York City, New York and Walt Disney World, Florida.
In March 2007, the 8th grade 2A girls volleyball team from A-C Central Jr. High won the Illinois Elementary Schools Association state girls volleyball championship.Also in 2007 the boys basketball team 7-2a got 2nd in state.
In 2008 the A-C Central Varsity lady nights volleyball team was runner at state in Bloomington. The team and individuals broke many records at the games.
- "Data Analysis and Progress Reports". Illinois State Board of Education. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-05.