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Mattoon Education - Lifelong Learning

Mattoon Education

tudents of Mattoon are served by one main school district—the Mattoon Community Unit School District 2. The school district caters to the educational needs of more than 3,300 students in six schools throughout the Mattoon area. Riddle Elementary School and Williams Elementary School, two newly built grade schools, provide education for grades kindergarten through fifth. Students are afforded one newly remodeled middle school, Mattoon Middle School, and one newly renovated high school, Mattoon High School. The Armstrong Center, a school meeting the special needs of students in the area, is located in Hawthorne Elementary.

For those in search of a private education, two parochial schools are available—the newly expanded St. John’s Lutheran School (preK-8th) and St. Mary School (preK-5th).

Lifelong Learning

Several higher education facilities are located in and around the Mattoon community, offering two-year and four-year degrees. Lake Land College, located in the southern part of Mattoon, is a public community college that enrolls approximately 8,200 students each year. The college offers a wide selection of two-year degree, short-term certificate, transfer and technical programs, both on campus and online. In addition, LLC presents various continuing education and community learning programs, along with more than 150 online learning courses.

Ten miles to the east of Mattoon is Eastern Illinois University at Charleston. With an enrollment of over 11,000 students, the university offers a variety of degree programs, intercollegiate sports, organizations and more.

Additional colleges and universities within a 50-mile driving distance include: Parkland College in Champaign, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Millikin University in Decatur, and Richland Community College in Decatur.

One of the main local educational resources in the area is the Mattoon Public Library. After a vast renovation and expansion in 1995, the library now offers residents around 80,000 books, 2,000 videos, 3,000 audio recordings, 244 periodicals, several newspapers and a technology center.

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