Alton Community Unit School District 11

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Alton Community Unit School District 11
1854 East Broadway
Alton, IL

United States
Type Public
Superintendent Mark Cappel
Grades PreK-12
Number of students 6788 (2007)
Average class size 18.9 (K-5)
22.3 (6-12)

Alton Community Unit School District #11 in Madison County, Illinois is a public school district consisting of seven elementary schools, one high school, one middle school, an early childhood center, and an alternative education school.


In 2006, Alton High School moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility at the site of the former J.B. Johnson Elementary School and Vocational Center. At the same time, the district's two middle schools, North Middle and East Middle, were merged to form Alton Middle School, which is located at Alton High School's former campus. The entire cost for this project was $57 million[1]

In 2009, Alton High School was recognized as a bronze medal school by U.S. News.[2] Additionally, in 2010, Alton Middle School was designated as an Illinois Horizon School To Watch.[3] Robert Wadlow (tallest man in history) went to this school.

Current Schools[edit]

  • Alton High School (9-12)
  • Alton Middle School (6-8)
  • Early Childhood Center (Pre-K)
  • East Elementary (K-5)
  • Eunice Smith Elementary (K-5)
  • Gilson Brown Elementary (K-5)
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary (K-5)
  • Lovejoy Elementary (K-5)
  • Motivational Achievement Center (K-8)
  • North Elementary (K-5)
  • West Elementary (K-5)

Former Schools[edit]

  • Clara Barton Public School
  • East Middle School
  • Horace Mann Elementary
  • Irving A-School
  • J.B. Johnson Elementary
  • Mark Twain School
  • McKinley School
  • North Middle School
  • Rufus Easton School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • West Middle School


  1. ^ River Bend Growth Association [1].
  2. ^ Bassett, Kathie. AHS recognized as one of country's best. The Telegraph, 2009-12-12
  3. ^ Association Of Illinois Middle Level Schools. Robert Wadlow went to this school. Illinois Horizon Schools: Schools To Watch Directory


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Coordinates: 38°57′18″N 90°10′07″W / 38.955007°N 90.168503°W / 38.955007; -90.168503