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

Recent News

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Notice to Parents and Guardians
Over the month of December, the high school gym roof will be replaced. The current roof, which is almost 40 years old, has deteriorated and can no longer keep rain from leaking onto the gym floor. Of course, this a hazard to the students and the facility. As the roof is being replaced, we are not anticipating any altering of our sports and after-school schedules. I appreciate your patience in this important and necessary upgrade to our facilities.
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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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Notice of Public Hearing
Pope County Community Unit School District #1 will hold a Public Hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the J. H. Hobbs Memorial Library at 125 State Hwy. 145 W, Golconda, IL 62938 for the purpose of hearing testimony concerning reapplying for a waiver/modification to the Illinois School Code concerning tuition for children of faculty and staff.
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Elections Officers
Government Class Presidential Election
On October 21, Pope County High School’s Government class, taught by Krysta Graves, hosted a school-wide mock general election. The class agreed to plan and organize a mock general election for the student body. In preparation, these seniors created campaign posters that included biographical information, credentials, and candidate platforms for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in order for their peers to be able to make educated votes.
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Allie Hughes on WSIL News Channel 3
Our very own Allie Hughes was on the Morning Show talking about Donkey Basketball. Click on Read More to view the clip.
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Locate Us

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