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About Tuscola CUSD #301

 

Tuscola Community Unit School District #301 is conveniently located off I-57 and 25 minutes south of Champaign.  It serves a 96.5 square mile area with a low tax rate.

The community of Tuscola has a population of 4,480 and is the county seat of Douglas County.   Tuscola is a Cherokee word that means “digging in many places”.

The community offers a wide range of activities from the Tanger Outlet Mall to Ironhorse Golf Club.


Three schools make up the district: North Ward Elementary, East Prairie Middle School, and Tuscola Community High School.


The schools are located one mile apart making it convenient for parents and schools to communicate, coordinate, and educate young people.

 
District enrollment is stable at 1,000 allowing small classes with individual recognition and attention to foster self-esteem and enhance learning.


The community and school district both have high expectations for academics and extracurriculars.


A state-approved technology plan is in place to provide preparation in the use of technology.   A range of curricula is offered at the middle school and high school levels.


Several extracurricular activities are available for students as well.


A highly professional staff commits daily to the mission statement and the empowerment of young people toward a successful future.
In a sentence, Tuscola is a great place to live.


More about the Tuscola CUSD #301:


Tuscola CUSD #301 is conveniently located from:

Champaign

Illinois

25 minutes

Decatur

Illinois

30 minutes

Springfield

Illinois

1 hour 30 minutes

Chicago

Illinois

2 hours 45 minutes

Indianapolis

Indiana

2 hours 45 minutes

St. Louis

Missouri

2 hours 30 minutes


Located near colleges and universities

University of Illinois

Champaign

Illinois

25 minutes

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston

Illinois

30 minutes

 

Illinois State University

Normal

Illinois

1 hour 20 minutes

Indiana State University

Terre Haute

Indiana

1 hour 20 minutes

Millikin University

Decatur

Illinois

30 minutes

Lake Land Junior College

Mattoon

Illinois

30 minutes

Parkland Junior College

Champaign

Illinois

30 minutes


The district has a student population of 1,000 students Pre K-12


North Ward Elementary is a nationally awarded Blue Ribbon School


District consistently ranks high compared to area schools in overall test scores


Average class size of 13.8 students


A variety of opportunities for parental involvement including Pow Wows and PTO


Tuscola offers the following activities:

Band
Chorus
FBLA
FCCLA
Musical
Scholastic Bowl
Student Council
FFA
Art

 

Tuscola High School offers the following athletic programs:

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Track and Field
Softball
Volleyball
Golf
Cheerleading
Dance

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