|Thompsonville Community Unit School District 174|
| Thompsonville, Illinois |
|Type||Community unit school district|
|Grades||Pre-K – 12|
|Established||July 1, 2007|
|NCES District ID||1701382|
|Students and staff|
|Student-teacher ratio||13:1 (2012–2013)|
|Schedule||175 days/year (2012–2013)|
Thompsonville Community Unit School District 174 is a public unit school district in southeastern Franklin County and a smaller portion of Hamilton County, Illinois. It was formed in 2007 by the consolidation of Thompsonville School District 62 and Thompsonville Community High School District 112.
Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,561. Its county seat is Benton. It is located in the southern portion of Illinois known locally as "Little Egypt".
Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 8,457. Its county seat is McLeansboro. It is located in the southern portion of the state known locally as "Little Egypt".
For the 2012–2013 school year, the district provided 175 school days of instruction, had a 13:1 student–teacher ratio, and spent $5,152 per student counting only instructional spending, or $8,871 per student counting all operational spending.
Student–teacher ratio or student–faculty ratio is the number of students who attend a school or university divided by the number of teachers in the institution. For example, a student–teacher ratio of 10:1 indicates that there are 10 students for every one teacher. The term can also be reversed to create a teacher–student ratio.
Thompsonville School District 62 was a grade school district.
The district of one-room Old Cantrell School was annexed by Thompsonville in 1957.When Logan Community Consolidated School District 110 was dissolved in 2005, part of its territory was annexed to District 62.
Thompsonville Community High School District 112 was a high school district.
Since at least 2002, District 62 and District 112 shared a superintendent and a principal, and were mostly in the same building.They also shared transportation. A reorganization study in the early 2000s, sponsored by a $4,500 Illinois State Board of Education grant, found that the two districts were not eligible to consolidate under the state laws at that time.
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School district consolidation was passed by referendum in the April 17, 2007 Illinois consolidated election, on the question "Shall Thompsonville Grade School District 62 and Thompsonville Community High School District 112 establish a Community School District?" It was the only consolidation on the April 2007 ballot in Illinois.The tax referendum for the new district also passed in the same election, on the question "Shall a unit district levy taxes at the rate of Education Fund 2.00%, Operations/Maintenance 0.05%, Transportation 0.24%, etc., each upon all of the taxable property of the district?" The consolidation took effect on July 1, 2007.
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