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Carrier Mills, IL
Students enrolled: 129

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7071 U.S. 45
Carrier Mills, IL 62917

(618) 994-2392
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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 06, 2015
Students will not respect a system that does not come off as having their best interests in mind. When teachers tell students not to miss school "because they are needed for state testing" that student doesn't feel like student, or human for that matter.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
August 06, 2015
Students will not care for their fellow peers. When I was growing up, there was strong cohesion between the student body. Now, you can see that they are fractured. The only quality that unites all of them is their push towards graduation and the conclusion of their education at the school. Some do not even finish their senior year, moving away at the conclusion of their junior year at the behest of their parents and family. Some leave even earlier than that once they see what is offered.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2015
In short: - Under-qualified Teachers When a position once held by an experienced instructor is open, the school takes the easy way out by looking for and hiring the cheapest teacher they can who also happens to have the least ability to teach. - Rampant Drug Problems School administration is voluntarily ignorant of the drug trade happening right inside the school. The random drug testing designed to weed out drug users miraculously chooses students who would never be suspected of using. Sure, you can say that one such instance would be random, but amongst such a small student population, the same sampling of the student population should at least yield a few users after months of testing. - Quality of Education Very substandard. It's a sink or swim environment for students. Too heavy of a focus is put on test scores, which arguably is out of the school's hands. - Inspections The true problems within the school will never be found as long as the state notifies the school ahead of time. I've been a member of the community for many years, and I myself was a graduate from it. When I was growing up, CMHS produced pilots, doctors, attorneys, teachers, and other positions. As I have grown older, I have only seen the quality of education go downward. Very rarely will people with potential graduate from that school and move on to do great things. It only produces dead-beats, baby makers, burger flippers, and the occasional college graduate.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 06, 2015
Most teachers within the school create a semi-hostile atmosphere in which students feel the need to cheat the system in order to survive. The school administration does nothing to monitor the true problems within the school. They are too busy making sure kids don't have their hats on in school instead of reprimanding them for the clearly visible chew cans and pocket knives on their person. The administration has managed to convince itself that the school is drug-free, despite numerous students being connected to known drug users and drug sellers, with a few students themselves even getting arrested. They choose to be ignorant of the many issues that are apparent in the school. They have even went as far as ignoring the heavy mental issues within one student, letting him continue to attend despite him almost killing his step-father with a kitchen knife during a physical altercation. There is very little honesty behind those walls. The school doesn't instill such values in its students. The school itself cuts corners by hiring substandard teachers that have no place in any educational institution on this planet. The teachers that they do have are forced to teach numerous classes, with some teachers even taking on the workload of three teachers in one day to keep the budget "balanced" while the superintendent makes six figures. Any person who choose to enroll their child into such a school should be made aware of the environment they are about to put their children in. What I have just said above applied not only to the high school, but to the grade school as well.

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2014
As an alum of CMHS, I appreciate the quality of education I received there and it set me up to accomplish many things in life.

- submitted by a community member

April 03, 2013
I would like to contact you coach for the fishing Team if you could help.

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March 19, 2011
I knew this school sucked. I never went there but I knew people who did though.

- submitted by a community member
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Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School
7071 U.S. 45, Carrier Mills, IL  62917
(618) 994-2392
Last modified Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top