Charleston High School (Illinois)

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Charleston High School
1603 Lincoln
Charleston, Illinois, Coles, 61920
United States
Coordinates 45°N 122°W / 45°N 122°W / 45; -122Coordinates: 45°N 122°W / 45°N 122°W / 45; -122
Type Public
School district Charleston Community Unit School District 1
Principal Diane Hutchins[1]
Grades 9-12[2]
Number of students 838[2]
Mascot Trojan
Team name Charleston Trojans

Charleston High School is a public high school in Charleston, Illinois, United States. It is among the few public high schools in Illinois to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 8 out of 10. Charleston High School serves grades 9-12 in the Charleston Cusd 1 district. The AP® participation rate at Charleston High School is 12 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 6 percent. The total enrollment from the year 2011 was 809. There are also 50 full-time teachers on the staff of Charleston High School. The student teacher ratio is 16:1. They are rated from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) at 84. They did not meet the education standards for 2011. Charleston High School offers AP courses in nine subjects. They meet the immunization protection levels required by the state. 61.3% of students met PSAE standards in the year 2011. The enrollment of students by grade; Grade 9: 196, Grade 10: 203, Grade 11: 202, Grade 12: 208. Charleston High School follows Illinois and Charleston CUSD 1 District guidelines. The community rating for this school is four out of five stars. This is the reported crime rate since 2006 - 0 for Assault/Battery, 1 for Weapons, and 10 for Drugs. At Charleston High School in Spring 2010, 33.7% of juniors scored high enough on at least three of the four parts of the ACT to be considered “college-ready” for key freshman classes.

Notable Alumni[edit]

During his four-year reign at Charleston High School, McInerney left no stone unturned as he dominated both the school's social sphere and its athletic arena. McInerney rose to the public eye after becoming Spirit Leader of the esteemed Charleston High School Cheering Section. Boosted by this first taste of success, McInerney carried his domination to the track where he avenged his previous jr. high letdown with a victory in the 3200m run at the IHSA Track & Field State Championships. McInerney rounded out his 4-year reign of terror with arguably his greatest achievements: his coronation as Charleston High School Homecoming King and Charleston High School Prom King.