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Taylorville Schools

Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 is 272 square miles in size making it one of the largest school districts in Illinois (17th). Although the district is distinctly rural with nearly 90% of the land area in agricultural production, it is also heavily influenced by two metropolitan areas, Springfield and Decatur.

The district houses approximately 2,682 students in five buildings. Students in 9th – 12th grade attend Taylorville High School, 5th – 8th grade attend Taylorville Junior High School, K – 2nd grade attend North Elementary School, Pre K, 3rd and 4th grade attend Memorial Elementary School, and Pre K – 4th grade residing in the Stonington boundary will attend Stonington Elementary.

Taylorville Private Schools include:
St. Mary’s Catholic School 
Visionway Christian School 

Taylorville High School
Taylorville Junior High
Memorial Elementary School
Central School
North Elementary School
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Pana Schools

Pana Community School District No. 8 includes two elementary schools, a middle school, a junior high school, and a high school. Washington Elementary School houses an Early Childhood Special Ed. program, a pre-k program, as well as kindergarten and 1st grade. Lincoln Elementary School houses 2nd – 4th grade. Jefferson Middle School, located in Tower Hill houses 5th and 6th grade students. 7th and 8th grade students attend Pana Jr. High. 9th – 12th grade students attend Pana High School.

There is also a Pana Learning Center, an alternative school for students to earn a GED. Lake Land College Western Center satellite campus is also located in Pana. There are four private schools in the area.

Pana Private Schools include:
Faith Bible Christian Academy
Pana Christian Academy
Sacred Heart School 

Pana High School
Pana Junior High
Washington Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
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Assumption Schools

Central A&M Community Unit District 21 offers comprehensive educational programs from PreK – 12th grade with a student-teacher ratio of 11:1. 

The district serves a student population of 730 across several schools:
Bond Elementary in Assumption (PreK-1)
Gregory Intermediate in Moweaqua (2-5)
Middle School in Assumption (6-8)
High School in Moweaqua (9-12)
Kemmerer Village in Assumption

High School
Junior High
Elementary School
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Kincaid Schools

South Fork School District No. 14 is a public school district situated in Kincaid, IL. Currently, it enrolls approximately 301 students spanning from Pre-K – 12th grade, maintaining a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. Our mission is dedicated to fostering life-long learners by offering extensive academic, athletic, cultural, and extra-curricular opportunities to the children within our community.

The district’s vision emphasizes collaboration with the community to cultivate a stable, safe, and nurturing “hometown” learning environment. We are committed to adapting to the evolving needs of our students and achieving educational excellence.

High School
Junior High
Elementary School
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Edinburg Schools

Edinburg Community Unit School District No.. 4 is a public school district located in Edinburg, IL. Currently, it enrolls approximately 244 students spanning from Pre-K through 12th grade while maintaining a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. 

The staff, faculty and Administration are committed to producing globally competitive citizens who are prepared for line in the twenty-first century and who are lifelong learners. We seek to enhance and promote education, and to provide a safe and positive environment for all students. 

High School
Junior High
Elementary School
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Morrisonville Schools

Morrisonville Community Unit School District No. 1 is a public school district located in Morrisonville, IL. It enrolls approximately 311 students in grades Pre-K – 12th grade with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. It is our mission to focus on student success at all levels academically, emotionally, physically, and socially.

Schools Include: Morrisonville Grade School and Morrisonville Jr./Sr. High School 

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Junior High
Elementary School
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Higher Education

Lake Land College

Lake Land College is proud to partner with the Pana School District to offer educational opportunities to Christian County residents and businesses. At the Lake Land College Western Region Center, located at 600 E. First St. in Pana, students can take general education, computer and technical/vocational courses. The 6,000-square-foot center hosts a nursing program and shares space with Pana Adult Education.

A community resource area is available to residents who need access to a computer. Community organizations and businesses are welcome to use the Western Region Center for meetings or training opportunities. Lake Land College officials are also active in community organizations and serve on the Christian County Economic Development Corporation. Lake Land partners with businesses throughout the district to offer customized training through the Center for Business and Industry.

Lake Land College is a community college that serves 20,000 students a year. Located in Mattoon, the college offers transfer degrees and technical degrees and certificates. With tuition at about one-quarter of the state universities, the college is an excellent value for those who wish to upgrade skills for promotion, begin a bachelor’s degree or retrain for a new career. The college is recognized nationally for its outstanding academic quality, renewable energy program and its dedication to one-on-one interaction and service to students. 

To learn more about the Western Region Center call 217-562-5000 or to enroll at Lake Land call 217-234-5434

Lincoln Land Community College in Taylorville offers educational opportunities close to home! With science, nursing, welding and construction labs, contemporary classrooms and comfortable student gathering spaces, LLCC-Taylorville offers a variety of classes, services and events, and is an important part of LLCC’s sustained commitment to making educational opportunities accessible throughout its 15-county district.

At LLCC-Taylorville students have day and evening options for general education transfer classes and career training. They can also meet with their student success coach, receive enrollment and financial aid assistance, purchase textbooks and participate in student activities. Adult education programs are also offered to help individuals work their way up into college level coursework.

LLCC’s mission is to transform lives and strengthen our communities through learning. This is accomplished through partnerships – with local businesses, who help shape workforce programs to fit their needs, mentor and employ our students; with community organizations, who help with programming and benefit from student philanthropic and volunteer programs; and with schools, to help show students and prepare them for their future possibilities.

Area high school juniors and seniors can get a jump start on earning college credit through LLCC-Taylorville with College Now. Five high schools participate: Taylorville, Nokomis, Morrisonville, Edinburg and South Fork; and nearly 1,000 students have participated since the program’s inception. College Now classes are held during both the fall and spring semesters at LLCC-Taylorville, usually Monday-Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

LLCC’s Springfield campus is conveniently located 30 miles from Taylorville for additional opportunities. The Workforce Institute at LLCC features short-term, hands-on, affordable training for high-demand, high-wage occupations in auto technology, aviation mechanics, commercial electrical maintenance, construction, electrical distribution lineman, hospitality and culinary, HVACR, truck driver training and welding. Training is held in state-of-the-art facilities with convenient start dates. The certificate classes focus on only the trades, and personalized assistance is provided with enrollment, training and job placement.

The Workforce Institute is also home to occupational safety training including OSHA 10, forklift certification, CPR and aerial/scissor lift certification. Individuals can register on their own, or employers can contact LLCC to send a group of employees.

Local businesses looking to invest in their staff can work with LLCC to build customized training programs with real-world applications. The college can conduct an assessment and create programs based on those unique needs. Topics include leadership, soft skills, Microsoft Office, occupational safety, business writing, Auto CAD, QuickBooks, Unmanned aerial systems and more. Training can be held at one of the college’s facilities or at your business.

LLCC is eager to partner with area employers to meet the diverse needs of our communities. 

Please contact Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, at 217-786-2778 or by email.