UNITY POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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4033 S ILLINOIS AVE
CARBONDALE, IL 62903
Phone: 618-529-4151
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Unity Point Ccsd 140
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 60
  • Number Students: 600
  • Number Teachers: 42
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6236
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 300
  • Principal: Ms April Haar
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (26 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-19
    "GREAT school. So glad we moved to the best school district around. The principal left to further her education and we'll miss her but they have a great superintendent and acting principal. the ladies in the office are great. the school is organized. the education is fabulous. your children are lucky if they go to this school, it would stand up against any large area school in any state. your kids will be well-prepared for highschool and beyond"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-24
    "I attended Unity Point School K-8, and received a fantastic education. I never felt lost in the shuffle of other students. The teachers were strict, yet fair. The school did well incorporating fun into a learning environment. I have recently graduated college and started a career, and basically all of my achievements, I can attribute to the education from UPS!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-27
    "we have been at UP for three years and loved the school until this year...a first grade teacher resigned two days before school and theschool board elected to notreplace this teacher even though they had the funding -- this resulted in class room sizes of 30 (yes THIRTY) for each first grade class. The school board then ignored the concerns of both teachers and parents at school board meetings and declined to hire another teacher even though the had the funds stating "our teachers are veterans, they can handle it." Makes me wish I hadn't worked so hard to stay in the school district and with this kind of attitude I expect that my kids will be moving to a new school...a 1:30 ratio for teacher to student is RIDICULOUS."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-19
    "I am a parent of children who have attended Unity Point for the last 12 years. During that time they have had the best, most compassionate teachers to learn from. These teachers are very dedicated and knowledgeable, putting in long hours to keep up on technology training so that the students could have the use of computers and tablets from grants to help them. Administrators from the last several years have been a source of tension in the school but the historic Unity Point pride has prevailed and the staff continues to offer the large school activities in a small school atmosphere where every child is valued."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-23
    "I have two kids at Unity Point, that have been there since Pre-K. Due to the constant influx of university families, there is a lot of change in the faces of the kids from year to year, while at the same time, maintaining somewhat of a small-town feel from the local families as well. I do not respect the principal, and the tension between teachers and principal is often palpable, however I absolutely love every teacher my children have had, and their dedication to their students and families. The music program could use a LOT of improving, but the science and history programs are amazing-look at how many people we send every year to the state competition for science and history fairs! I don't like the shortness of the lunch period, as many of the older kids have an extremely short time to swallow their food, but this has also improved in the last couple of years. Don't bother trying to talk to the principal about your concerns, though. Your best bet is someone on the school board. The special education program could certainly benefit from tapping into the university more than they currently do, but if your child is bilingual, average or above average, they will succeed here."
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