School Details

Coal City High School

655 West Division Street, Coal City, IL 60416
(815) 634-2396

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 611 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Coal City Community Unit School District 1 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Coal City High School is a public high school in Coal City. The principal of Coal City High School is Mr. Mitch Hamann. 611 children attend Coal City High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Coal City High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 611 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Coal City High School is 18:1. Reed-Custer High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 91%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 22%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 10% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 years ago)

    Our experience has not been good. Lots of inexperienced teachers students treated with little respect very limited course offerings very cliquey. Heavy emphasis on sports not alot of other types of extracaricular activities (very few dances limited theatre no dance programs.) High school is in need of expansion library area very poorly equipped. We were looking for a smaller friendly community with a nurturing environment in the school system and that is not at all what we feel we have found. Also school report card grades should be much improved...our schools are in the state average range pretty consistently.

  • (9 years ago)

    Coal City's High School Speech Team has put out a very creative and comprehensive newsletter even if it is not totally PC. I appreciated its creativity which helped me understand what is going on when my own students don't tell me the details. Thank you for your free expression!

  • (10 years ago)

    We used your invaluable service to help decide where to move recently. We cannot tell you enough how pleased with our choice. We could not have picked a better high school for our daughter. She just loves it and we do to! We also have children in Coal City Intermediate and Elementary schools and are equally happy with our choice. Thanks again.

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