Cahokia High School

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Cahokia High School Main
Cahokia High School Comanches.jpg
Address
800 Rangle Ln

Coordinates38°33′55″N 90°09′55″W / 38.5653°N 90.1652°W / 38.5653; -90.1652Coordinates: 38°33′55″N 90°09′55″W / 38.5653°N 90.1652°W / 38.5653; -90.1652
Information
TypeComprehensive public high school
Established1952
School districtCahokia Unit School District 187
Grades9–12
Enrollment927 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)         
MascotComanche
YearbookCahochron
Website

Cahokia High School is a public high school in Cahokia, Illinois that is part of the Cahokia Unit School District 187.

History[edit]

In 2013 the district announced that due to budget issues it planned to eliminate athletic programs. This would have eliminated Cahokia High School's programs.[2] In June of that year the district board voted 6-0 to keep athletics and arts programs, but at the same time it voted to close two schools and consolidate other academic programs.[3] Therefore the high school retained its academic programs.[2]

Academics[edit]

Eighty percent of Cahokia's graduates enroll in college or post-graduate training programs.[4]

In 1985, CHS art teacher Robert Maguire was named the "Illinois Teacher of the Year" by the National Teacher of the Year project of the Council of Chief State School Officers.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2006, the student body of the school was 85.1% black, 13.8% white, 0.9% Hispanic and 0.2% Asian/Pacific Islander.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cahokia High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Sanders, Norm. "Cahokia turning things around; Edwardsville's record-setting quarterback" (Archive). Belleville News-Democrat. October 14, 2013. Retrieved on July 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Gillerman, Margaret. "Cahokia School Board votes to close two schools, save arts and sports" (Archive). St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thursday June 13, 2013. Retrieved on July 7, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Illinois School Report Card (2006), retrieved 13 July 2007.
  5. ^ Council of Chief State School Officers, "1985 State Teachers of the Year", retrieved 13 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Cahokia High School Alumni Assoc [2]