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Carl Sandburg Elem School (leave a review)
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+1 (217) 639-4000

1924 Reynolds Dr

Charleston, Illinois


About Carl Sandburg Elem School
1st Grade - 3rd Grade

Carl Sandburg Elem School is one of 6 schools in the Charleston CUSD 1 district of Illinois.

Carl Sandburg Elem School is a regular school, specialising in 1st Grade to 3rd Grade. Compared to other schools in Illinois, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 574 students.

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

At Carl Sandburg Elem School, the average teaching salary of $43,481 is lower than the Illinois state average of $60,779.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

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
Carl Sandburg Elem School 574$8,35916$43,4810.29
Mark Twain Elem School (1.43 miles) 233$9,35915$50,7070.32
Charleston High School (1.48 miles) 798$9,14517$53,9370.21
Charleston Middle School (1.57 miles) 398$9,77115$51,4280.17
Jefferson Elem School (1.62 miles) 693$6,39519$41,9280.26
Lerna Bridges (6.63 miles) 28$4,6438$46,7500.07

Carl Sandburg Elem School

Number of pupils574
Funding per pupil$8,359
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$43,481
Diversity index0.29

Mark Twain Elem School (1.43 miles)

Number of pupils233
Funding per pupil$9,359
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$50,707
Diversity index0.32

Charleston High School (1.48 miles)

Number of pupils798
Funding per pupil$9,145
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$53,937
Diversity index0.21

Charleston Middle School (1.57 miles)

Number of pupils398
Funding per pupil$9,771
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$51,428
Diversity index0.17

Jefferson Elem School (1.62 miles)

Number of pupils693
Funding per pupil$6,395
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$41,928
Diversity index0.26

Lerna Bridges (6.63 miles)

Number of pupils28
Funding per pupil$4,643
Pupils per teacher8
Average teacher salary$46,750
Diversity index0.07
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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.
1029thlargest school
1117thhighest number of FTE teachers
2826thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
3322ndhighest average teaching salary
1986thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
627thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2185thhighest diversity index
2510thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

1st Grade: 4 hours

2nd Grade - 3rd Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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