The mission of Carbondale Elementary School District No. 95 is to prepare its students to live harmoniously, cooperatively, and productively in a global community.
All children can learn.
All children have the right to learn.
All children are of inherent and infinte worth.
Everyone has the right to a healthy and safe physical/mental environment.
The mind is the greatest resource.
Cultural diversity is enriching and vital to individuals and society.
Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
Education is the shared responsibility of the school, home, student, and community.
Carbondale Elementary School District 95 has an enrollment of approximately 1400 students served by 135 highly qualified teachers and 40 support staff. District 95 curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and/or Illinois Learning Standards in all core areas. Strong teacher preparation in conjunction with programs such as Reading Recovery, Fountas and Pinnell, Comprehensive Literacy Mondel, Cognitively Guided Instruction, and hands-on-science have been responsible for students' strong test performance.
School-wide practices of Responsive Classrooms and Restorative Practices are in place to reinforce positive behavior and build conflict resolution skills. The approach creates an environment where students are treated fairly, but flexible enough to address a student's individual needs, thus enhancing the learning environment.