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Cope Alternative School (leave a review)
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+1 (618) 684-2913

1725B Shomaker Dr

Murphysboro, Illinois


About Cope Alternative School
6th Grade - 12th Grade
Alternative/other school

Cope Alternative School is located in the Alxndr/Jcksn/Pulsk/Prry/Union ROE district of the state of Illinois. It is one of 5 schools in its district.

Cope Alternative School is an alternative/other school, specialising in 6th Grade to 12th Grade. Compared to other schools in Illinois, this is a relatively small school since it has an enrolment of 14 students.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Cope Alternative School, the average teaching salary of $36,750 is lower than the Illinois state average of $60,779.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Cope Alternative School 14$23,9657$36,7500.34
Tri-County Center (0.03 miles) 0
Murphysboro Middle School (0.63 miles) 454$24,38914$62,0530.47
Carruthers Elementary School (1.74 miles) 442$15,55116$47,2640.57
Murphysboro High School (1.85 miles) 595$5,53014$35,0190.42
Gen John A Logan Attendance Cntr (2.58 miles) 479$15,39816$46,5310.45

Cope Alternative School

Number of pupils14
Funding per pupil$23,965
Pupils per teacher7
Average teacher salary$36,750
Diversity index0.34

Tri-County Center (0.03 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Murphysboro Middle School (0.63 miles)

Number of pupils454
Funding per pupil$24,389
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$62,053
Diversity index0.47

Carruthers Elementary School (1.74 miles)

Number of pupils442
Funding per pupil$15,551
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$47,264
Diversity index0.57

Murphysboro High School (1.85 miles)

Number of pupils595
Funding per pupil$5,530
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$35,019
Diversity index0.42

Gen John A Logan Attendance Cntr (2.58 miles)

Number of pupils479
Funding per pupil$15,398
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$46,531
Diversity index0.45
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Rankings within Illinois
There are 4,241 schools in Illinois. Rankings don't always go up to 4,241 because some schools have missing data.
3977thlargest school
3999thhighest number of FTE teachers
360thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
3686thhighest average teaching salary
1sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1950thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2025thhighest diversity index
147thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

6th Grade - 12th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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