Community Unit School District #1
410 W. Polk Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
The School District strives to provide each student with the opportunity to acquire the very best education according to his or her needs and abilities. Upon leaving the school system, each student should have an employable skill and/or an adequate preparation for further training or education so that he or she may become a responsible, productive citizen. The schools also attempt to develop in each student an understanding of and appreciation for our American heritage.
The School District was an out-growth of Charleston Union District, which was created by special charter in 1867. In 1948, Charleston Union and 63 other school districts consolidated into Community Unit School District No. 1