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Superintendent's Message

On behalf of Coal City Community Unit School District #1 Board of Education, administration, faculty staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to our district.  It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you to the 2023- 2024 school year.  The 2023 – 2024 school year marks my 26th year with District #1.  I have been fortunate enough to have spent all of my years as an educator with District #1, raised my family in the community, and had both of my children graduate as Coalers!  I hope that you and your students find the same success that my family has found in the community and the district.


If you are new to District #1, welcome and I encourage you and your child(ren) to become involved in the school and community.  Our school district offers many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for our students to participate in.   Being an active member of the school and community has shown to help students be successful in school and life.  If you are returning, welcome back and I wish you a successful school year.  Whether or not you are new to the district, I would encourage you to review our website and learn about the variety of opportunities we provide for our students.


Coal City Schools provide educational services to the communities of Carbon Hill, Coal City, Diamond, and Goose Lake.  We have five buildings that provide excellent education opportunities for our students. 


Early Childhood Center – Grades: PK-1

Elementary School – Grades: 2-3

Intermediate School – Grades 4-5

Middle School – Grades 6-8

High School – Grades 9-12


I look forward to working with the community, students, staff, and Board of Education to provide the safest environment possible and “to prepare todays learners for tomorrow’s challenges.” 




Educationally yours,

Christopher T. Spencer


Mr. Chris Spencer, Superintendent
Mr. Chris Spencer