Education / Libraries
Regional Office of Education #11
730 7th Street
(217) 348-0151

Community Unit School District #1
401 West Polk Avenue
(217) 345-2106
Charleston has a strong and effective school system with an enviable reputation. Three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school provide a solid educational foundation for the children of the community. Charleston schools consistently rank high in comparisons with other schools throughout the region. Active parent and community support helps insure academic excellence and assists with a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Mark Twain
1021 13th Street
(217) 345-6018
Grades Preschool-Kindergarten

Charleston Christian Academy (Private)
2605 University Dr.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 345-4479

Carl Sandburg
1924 Reynolds Drive
(217) 345-2215
Grades 1-3

Jefferson School
801 Jefferson Avenue
(217) 345-7078
Grades 4-6

Charleston Middle School
920 Smith Drive
(217) 345-2193
Grades 7-8

Charleston Senior High School
1615 Lincoln Avenue
(217) 345-2196
Grades 9-12

Lake Land College
5001 Lakeland Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5253
Public community college offering career programs which lead to immediate employment, transfer programs which lead to a baccalaureate degree, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs.

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
(217) 581-5000
Founded in 1895, Eastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students and is well known not only for excellence in academics by also for top-notch sports and richness in culture.


Charleston Carnegie Public Library
712 Sixth Street
(217) 345-4913

Eastern Illinois University, Booth Library
600 Lincoln Avenue
(217) 581-6061