I am an alumni of 2002. I believe Paola is great atmoshphere for raising a child. There is a great deal of parental involvement and support toward the schools. The school and population are big enough to have a variety of extracirricular activities yet still having a hometown feel. I can not remember a time that a teacher was not there to help if needed. I believe much of my groundedness and ambition was directly from my growth through the Paola system. I think Paola would be a great educational attribute to any student.
Paola High School is a public high school in Rantoul. 638 students attend Paola High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 29% of the 638 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Paola High School is 14:1. Lakemary Center is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.2%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||29%||36%|
This school was awful for my son. There were so many problems with drugs. The teachers did not care about the education that my son received or that he was struggling to adapt to a new school. My son is an eagle scout and a straight A student but at Paola he received ISS on several occasions from teacher for activities that he had previously done at his last high school- without punishment. I would recommend that anyone considering this school to seriously look elsewhere.