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Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 is dedicated to meeting needs of EVERY student no matter where they are on the academic scale or where their interests and abilities lead. We offer challenging academic courses, as well as innovative programs for children who are academically at-risk. Our students and faculty earn honors in and out of the classroom. Our schools focus on character education, promote volunteerism and encourage community involvement.
Our mission in the Collinsville Unit 10 School District is to create a school environment where children are intellectually challenged in ways appropriate to their individual strengths, needs and experiences. We are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of our students to their fullest potential by providing a variety of innovative experiences, a caring progressive staff and an involved community. In doing so, we strive to develop thriving individuals, responsible citizens and lifelong learners who will actively participate in their local and global communities.
Education in Collinsville dates back to the mid-1800s. Jefferson Elementary School now resides on the site of the first school opened in Madison County. Webster Elementary School was opened in 1873. In the early 1950s, Superintendent D.K. Darling oversaw the conversion of Collinsville’s separate dual elementary and high school districts into the unit district of today.
Today, Unit 10 covers 57 square miles, providing educational services to students from Collinsville, Caseyville and Maryville, as well as portions of Glen Carbon, Fairmont City and Granite City. The school district is comprised of eight elementary schools (grades K-4), one intermediate center (grades 5-6), one middle school (grades 7-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). Servicing over 6,500 students, Unit 10 employs a staff of approximately 470 certified and 290 non-certified staff members.
The district has a rich tradition of offering a quality learning experience to its students. Outstanding extra-curricular programs, including athletics, music and foreign language, as well as a multitude of student service organizations, help provide opportunities for students to develop skills and talents beyond the classroom.
Collinsville High School provides an excellent college prepatory program, including Advanced Placement and dual credit courses that offer challenging, undergraduate level curriculum where eligible students can earn credits and accelerated placement in college. Adjacent to CHS, the Collinsville Area Vocational Center offers a two-year, public vocational training center for junior and senior high school students from Collinsville as well as surrounding communities.
Our 1:1 technology initiative means all students in grades 5-12 receive individual Chromebook computers for use in the classroom. Middle and senior high school students take them home to use as tools to complete homework and research projects. Elementary students have access to classroom computers, computer labs and iPads. Classrooms use state of the art technology including interactive projection systems and digital resources.
Together with parents and the community, Unit 10 is working to ensure all students have the opportunity to meet their goals and aspirations. We celebrate the diversity reflected in our schools. We have several bilingual classrooms, translators to help families and special programs for English Language Learners.
Collinsville schools have a culture that encourages volunteerism and community service among students at all levels. We partner with local groups and organizations to teach responsibility, patriotism, care and concern.