Welcome to Pope County School District

District Mission

Pope County CUSD #1 is a county-wide pre-K-12 school district that serves the residents of the county all their public education needs.  Our mission is to provide all students with opportunities to develop to their maximum potential to become effective life-long learners and to actively participate in our democracy and society.

Flying the Jolly Roger
Flying the Jolly Roger
by Chuck Bleyer, Superintendent

I hope everyone is pulling through another southern Illinois summer. The only things consistent about our summers are the mosquitoes. For school districts, summers are all about steady and important work. In the offices, the paperwork never ends as we close out one school year and ready for the upcoming year. Additionally, there are numerous meetings to attend that deal with new regulations and guidelines. Most of this work is never noticed, but it is crucial to the operations of the Distict. The summer is another busy time for the custodians. They have to deconstruct the entire school, clean, wax, and reconstruct the school. While completing this monumental task, they are also remodeling rooms, painting walls, and repairing broken or deteriorated parts of the building. I must also add that they also have keep the grounds mowed and groomed. As in the case of the office work, few actually see the work that goes into getting the buildings ready for the upcoming school year. One thing is for sure, the custodians will have the facilities in great shape for when the students return. Enjoy your summer, stay cool, and as always, Go Pirates!

Recent News

Bottle Caps
Caps and Lids for a Bench
Pope County School District will be working with Green Tree Plastics out of Evansville, Indiana this year. Through their ABC Promise Partnership, we will be collecting plastic lids and caps to turn in towards a bench for our playground.
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Laptop Grant Awarded
Pope County CUSD #1 was awarded a grant for twenty-five laptops worth nearly $15,000. I would like to thank State Farm for awarding the District the grant.
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5 Essentials Survey
Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Students are asked to complete the 5 Essentials Survey for our District. This survey will be reflected on our School Report Card from the State Board of Education. The survey will be available until January 16, 2017. Click "Read More" for the link to the survey.
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Locate Us

125 State Hwy 146 West
Golconda, Illinois 62938
Phone: 618-683-2301
Fax: 618-683-5181