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Dongola, IL
Students enrolled: 73

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Po Box 190
Dongola, IL 62926

(618) 827-3524
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August 01, 2012
My daughter graduated from this school 2 years ago, and I currently have 2 sons attending this school. This school is not on the track to prepare our children for college. My daughter has struggled for the last 2 years at the local community college and has to repeat some of the basic classes at the university that she is now attending because Dongola school did not do their job to help her succeed beyond hs. Most girls graduating from this school are pregnant by the time they are 20 years old, and they are going no where with their lives besides working locally in a low paying job. I want more for my kids. It is a very rural area and the education is seriously lacking from what the majority of others schools in the state have to offer. I would not send my children here if I had any other choice. The test scores of this school are proof of what I am saying.

- submitted by a parent
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December 30, 2009
For years the high school needed to be consolidated for the students educational benefits. Unfortunately the parents don't mind if their kids don't get the skills that larger high schools give.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2009
I am one of the current students of Dongola School. I think, in my opinion, Dongola is a good school. As the others have said, it could use some change, but you can't judge it all on the test scores. Our testing scores aren't the best, but it's not due to lack of teaching, it's due to the lack of the student's interest in where their life goes. The teachers here offer as much help as they can give, but some students refuse to take it, or even care about it. Dongola is my High school, and I wouldn't go to any other school if I had the choice.

- submitted by a student

July 13, 2009
Dongola School is by far, the worst school that my children have attended. Look at the testing scores and you can see for yourself. If I would have known that this school was so bad, I would have never moved here. I am afraid that my kids will not be college ready when graduating.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2009
This school could be a great school,with just a few changes. The school board needs some members that are not on 'power' trips, but really want what is best for the students.

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2006
I think Dongola Unit School is a great school! The students and teacher have a good relationship and they are always striving to improve and make the school even better. Learning is the primary goal, but the band has won numerous awards, competing with even larger schools. Softball, baseball, basketball and track are sports offered at the school. With smaller schools, students know all of the other students. So they have much better relationships with each other. The teachers have a genuine interest in the well being and education of each student. I think anyone would receive a great education at Dongola Unit School. Even though they are small, they are mighty!

- submitted by a student

March 08, 2006
I went to Dongola School from K-Senior year. I would definitely do it all over again if I could and would love to send my children there. It is one of the best high schools in Southern Illinois.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2006
I think Dongola School is a great school. I am proud my children attend Dongola. The teachers are great and really care about their students. Many students who have graduated from Dongola have went on to have impressive careers. Like any other school there is always room for improvement. I know that the administration, staff and board are all committed to making Dongola School even better. The community also is very supportive of our school.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2005
All schools have thier problems and Dongola has a few but this school in my opinion as a parent is GREAT! They have terrific programs to where kids can go to places during the summer for getting good grades (like six-flags and Holiday World!). Just knowing this makes my kids work a lot harder knowing the rewards! This works! I would not recommend closing this school at all because this one is the best my kids have ever gone to and they tell me this all the time! My kids actually tell me they LOVE school! They are easy to get up in the morning because they want to go. When I was a kid I hated school! This should tell you something about this school. I would recommed shutting other schools down like Anna before Dongola ANY DAY! Please reconsider ever closing this school. Dongola is A+ in my book.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2005
Dongola isnt a bad to school to go to, some of the teachers arent the best, but we still have a good school. The children here are all pretty much friends, they get along pretty good. There's not alot of fighting and if there is its taken care of. We have pretty strict rules to follow and make sure that they are followed. over all our school is just as good and just as important as anywhere else. one last thing most of the kids that go to this is love Dongola and would hate for it to be shut down. Thanks.

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2004
This school isn't that bad. Some of the teachers are bad and don't too much care for their students if you get rid of the less careing teachers the school would be very good. They need to single out the kids that need extra help and really help them. Not just the teachers pets.. The principle is good.. There could be worse. Most of the others that are on the school board are fine. They just need to change a few things and they would be great.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2004
This school has been a big disappointment. We need a new Principal & Superintendent. Their has been times our new principal doesn't allow our children to eat lunch if they are behind in payment. Well they do get a cheese sandwich. They take our fund raisers to pay their school bills.Their requirements for each student is different, no one is treated the same, it depends on your last name and how you are. The school board is not any better, we voted these people in and should be able to vote them out.Things have to change. I think the state needs to take a better look at Dongola. If your child needs special needs you can forget it at this school.Last year we had black mold that still makes a few parents worried. The best that could happen is to have the state close Dongola School.

- submitted by a parent

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Dongola High School
Po Box 190, Dongola, IL  62926
(618) 827-3524
Last modified Dongola 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.
Dongola High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top