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Giant City Elementary School

Public School | Grades PK-8 | Giant City CCSD 130
1062 Boskydell Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902
(618) 457-5391

About This School

Giant City Elementary School is located in Carbondale, IL and is in Giant City Ccsd 130. It is a public school that serves 304 students in grades PK-8. See Giant City Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Giant City Elementary School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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School in decline

By a Parent on

All my children attended Giant City. Due to a decline in student population and funding, several classes are being combined to create multi-age classrooms with two grade levels per classroom. This tactic increases classroom size and complexity. I believe it hinders learning for some students. It also makes it harder on those children who need extra attention to keep up with class. The 2013 tax referendum did not pass, and the school is financially stressed. Last school year, the heat in the school was not turned on until December. Students and teachers wore coats in the classroom. Families are leaving the district to go to schools with better teaching and extra-curricular opportunities. Many are leaving because of the politics. It is my opinion there is a serious lack of leadership with the new [position retracted].  

By a Parent on

I have been a part of this school for many years and the last few have been heartbreaking.  A new administrator may help, but many of the issues there are too far gone.  One very serious issue is that the school is ran by the school board and their children--not the principal.  The morale is rock bottom and it's a very cold and backstabbing place.  Academics take a backseat to school board members wishes and kids.  Sad.

By a Parent on

So many things have happened in the last few years to cause this school to loose its vision.  There are hopes for the new superintentent, but the board is a lost cause--some of them don't even have children at the school, but continue to be controlling micromanagers.  Good luck.

By a Parent on

My daughter attended this school since Kindergarten and is now going into 8th grade.  I would highly recommend this school.  We have great teachers, staff and parents.  Our academics are rated high and we have a very active PTO and Booster Club doing some great things for the school community.  I'm so glad we made the move into this school district.

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