Cuba High School (Illinois)

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Cuba High School
20325 North IL State Route 97
Cuba, Illinois, Fulton County, 61427
Coordinates 40°29′37″N 90°11′24″W / 40.49361°N 90.19000°W / 40.49361; -90.19000Coordinates: 40°29′37″N 90°11′24″W / 40.49361°N 90.19000°W / 40.49361; -90.19000
Type Comprehensive Public High School
School district Cuba Community Unit School District 3
Principal Mr. Chad Willis
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 159
Campus type Rural, fringe
Color(s)           Red, Black
Athletics conference Prairieland
Mascot Wildcats North Fulton Coop Mascot
PSAE average 35%
Feeder schools Cuba Middle School

Cuba High School, also known as Cuba Senior High School, or CHS, is a public four-year high school located at 20325 North IL Route 97 south of Cuba, Illinois, a small city in Fulton County, in the Midwestern United States, at the intersection of Illinois Routes 95 and 97. CHS is part of Cuba Community Unit School District 3, which serves the communities of Cuba, Fiatt, Marietta, and Smithfield, and includes Cuba Middle School, and Cuba Elementary School[1][2] The campus is located 9 miles southwest of Canton, and serves a mixed small city, village, and rural residential community. The school districts lies within the Canton micropolitan statistical area.[3]


Cuba High School is a small school with an enrollment at 159 students[4] annually that commute daily from the neighboring villages and rural areas.


In 2009, Cuba High School did not make Adequate Yearly Progress, with 35% of students meeting standards, on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, a state test that is part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The school's average high school graduation rate between 1999-2009 was 85%.[4]


Cuba High School competes in the Prairieland Conference and is a member school of the Illinois High School Association.[2] The CHS mascot is the Wildcats with colors of red and black;[2] however, they coop with neighboring Spoon River Valley High School for most athletics.[5] Their combined name and mascot is the North Fulton Wildcats, with colors of red and black.[2] The school has no state championships on record in team athletics and activities.[6] The varsity football team, the North Fulton Wildcats, qualified for state tournament most recently in 2007 and 2008,[6] and reached the semi-finals in 2007.[7] The 2009 Wildcat baseball team, led by twin brothers Josh and Jeremy Ellsworth, finished with an overall record of 27 wins and 4 losses, earning third place in the IHSA state tournament.


Smithfield High School consolidated into Cuba High School in the 1940s. The former Smithfield High School building then served as a grade school for the Cuba district until 1990. After 1990 the village of Smithfield then assumed control of the building and used it as a community center and private art gallery.[8]


  1. ^ "Cuba C.U.S.D. #3". Cuba C.U.S.D. #3. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "IHSA Cuba High School". IHSA. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2009" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Interactive Illinois Report Card". Illinois State Board of Education. 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "IHSA Coop Teams". IHSA. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "IHSA Cuba High School Season Summary". IHSA. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "IHSA Class 1A Boys Football Bracket 2007-08". IHSA. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "The History of Smithfield High School". Illinois High School Glory Days. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 

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