Carterville schools should be ashamed.
outraged

United States

#143 Jul 27, 2011
who cares- Sure you expect the best for all kids, you just aren't willing to pay for it. right?
lives in Carterville

Brookport, IL

#144 Jul 27, 2011
Our old high school was in terrible shape but not really that old for a public building--I mean, we expect cheaper made houses to last longer! The school was not well-maintained. I wonder how long they expect the new school to last--will they be calling it "old" after only 35 years like many school districts do?
Test scores are deceiving in Carterville--up until this year the high school was NOT making adequate yearly progress but they conveniently did not mention this in the literature they sent home. The lower grades were doing okay but not the high school. What gives? Well, from what I can see TOO many of the high school teachers are not teaching. Our experience has been that the math and science teachers do a fairly good job but some of the history/econ teachers do not teach at all and the English classes are woefully missing meaningful writing assignments.
outraged

United States

#145 Jul 27, 2011
cville resident- In 2005 the high school had an enrollment of 495, in 2011 they have 498. Did you mean the enrollment triped or they added 3 students?
Cartervillian and PROUD

Herrin, IL

#146 Jul 27, 2011
Well guess what? Freaking celing tile was falling on students, rain going through the ceiling, holes in the walls. So Carterville does deserve a new school because WE work. And unlike you 'Northeners' we have to actually get off our butts to earn, make, and prosper. So whenever you 'northerners' decide to complain about your schools, be careful. Cause us 'southerners' might through a fit, on an online website. This isn't the freaking civil war, so get your head out of your butt this is 2011, and the health of the kids is what matters. Not your pride. So stop your hating, and be happy that some kids were blessed with this.
Who Cares

West Frankfort, IL

#147 Jul 27, 2011
Oh We're willing to pay for it alright! We're going to have to! It's already been built!
Who Cares

West Frankfort, IL

#148 Jul 27, 2011
What are you going to do about it... really?
outraged

United States

#149 Jul 27, 2011
Cartervillian and PROUD to be on welfare, putting the state into an even deeper hole because of the "we deserve" mentality
Who Cares

West Frankfort, IL

#150 Jul 27, 2011
I'm willing to do anything to help our kids!
Who Cares

West Frankfort, IL

#151 Jul 27, 2011
You really should be ashamed of yourself outrage really!!!!
Who Cares

West Frankfort, IL

#152 Jul 27, 2011
What good comes out of belittling others?
Jodi

Carbondale, IL

#153 Jul 27, 2011
outraged wrote:
Spent some time in your area a few weeks ago, saw the new high school and hear you have plans to build a new junior high. On the surface, it looks nice, until one looks at the school financials and you clearly couldn't afford to build the type of building you did. YOur district relies heavily on tax dollars from northern Illinois, last I checked only about 25% of your revenue comes from local taxes, the rest comes from state aid.. the district looks like the guy on food stamps driving around in a new car!! No wonder the state is in the condition it is.
I am a citizen from Carterville and maybe this is just my town pride talking, but I am both interested in and confused my your comment. I am curious to know where you got your numbers from? As a close friend of those directly involved with the new school and its construction, I have seen both the plans and the figures for it and I can assure you that this will not hurt the community in any way, shape or form. We have been saving up for this for many years and we have not dipped into any other savings other than the ones directly meant for the new building. Knowing this, I am worried about what others are thinking about the subject because it seems like some were possibly misinformed?
Cartervillian and PROUD

Herrin, IL

#154 Jul 27, 2011
Well whenever your kids are gettimg hurt in their school, don't complain. Wee if you ever get kids, because I'm assuming that with your stupidity, you live in your Mom's basement. And since you're all 'high and mighty', I hope your schools fall apart. Maybe you'll get a taste of your own medicine.
Who Cares

West Frankfort, IL

#155 Jul 27, 2011
The Entire United States is in a hole if you haven't noticed!!!
Hmm

Middletown, CA

#156 Jul 27, 2011
Carterville High School is part of the Carterville Community Unit #5 School District in Illinois. It has an enrollment of approximately 550 students, but is continuing to grew every year. The school is a member of Illinois High School Association as a Class 3A member of the River to River Conference Mississippi Division. Carterville's mascot is the Lion and the school colors are orange and navy blue. The high school is currently housed in an 80+ year-old building, but is moving to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility for the 2011-2012 school year. This is from wikipedia so get the enrollment number right please. Thank you.
outraged

United States

#157 Jul 27, 2011
My numbers came directly from the ISBE website, there for everyone to see..
Jodi

Carbondale, IL

#158 Jul 27, 2011
I thank you for your concern, Cartervillian and PROUD.:) I hope you are wrong. After all, I would like to enjoy my last three years of high school but difficulties, whether they be directly related to any school or not, are bound to happen so I will take whatever is thrown at me. And Who Cares,I do agree with that but then again, most of the world is, no?
Oh, and I'm not trying to sound egotistical, "high and mighty," or anything else. I am mearly statng my own opinion just like everyone else :)
Your Conscious

West Frankfort, IL

#159 Jul 27, 2011
I am so ashamed of you outrage... how outrageous to be outraged. It is absolutely pathetic.
Jodi

Carbondale, IL

#160 Jul 27, 2011
Hmm is right. They built the building to help accomodate this years incoming kindergarten class for when they enter high school. I am not sure what the exact numbers are, but last I heard, they topped 200
Hmm

Middletown, CA

#161 Jul 27, 2011
http://www.cartervillelions.com/district_repo... <--- please check this out and tell me how not amazing Carterville is. Then, shut your mouth. Thanks.:)
outraged

United States

#162 Jul 27, 2011
hmmm- My numbers are from the IHSA website, which gets their numbers directly from the ISBE. Mine are the official numbers!

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