There is one elementary school and one junior-senior high school as well as the William Bennett Early Learning Center in the Cannelton City Schools system. Cannelton is located in Perry County in southern Indiana, along the Ohio River. The Cannelton City School Corporation has had a rich tradition of high student academic achievement, and this tradition continues today.
Cannelton schools recognize the importance of "unpacking" the benchmarks so that students are taught how to learn with meaningful strategies and motivation. Through TopHat teacher clinics, McREL has provided research-based professional learning guides to ensure success for students.
Cannelton Schools staff believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect and that everyone can learn at different rates and in different ways. Thus, programs are adjusted so that all have a chance to succeed and feel good about their accomplishments. It is the responsibility of all to hold education in high priority to ensure that there exists an atmosphere where success can occur. Learning occurs best when communication is open and when the environment is exciting, non-threatening, conducive to creativity, and mutually supportive.
Students at Myers Grade School begin to develop the skills they need to move into the highly advanced technological world. They learn how to work cooperatively and to solve and analyze problems. Classroom and community opportunities are provided for inquiry, creativity, and the demonstration of problem solving skills. In past school years, 90% of students in Grades 3–8 passed the language arts section of the state mandated ISTEP+ test, and 85% of students passed the mathematics section of the test. To have test scores above the state average is typical here.
Cannelton High School was selected as “One of America’s Best High Schools” by U.S. News and World Report. This is a great honor for a school that has the fewest number of students of any public high school in Indiana. The curriculum, geared toward the needs of a 21st century world, is rigorous and comprehensive. Instruction is individualized to meet the needs of each student. Student weaknesses are addressed with additional instruction that is tailored to student needs. Academics are enhanced with extracurricular activities. For those interested in sports, the Cannelton Bulldogs compete in volleyball, basketball, track, baseball, and softball.
If you are interested in small class sizes, individualized instruction, state-of-the-art technology,and a proven track record of high student academic achievement, Cannelton City Schools is a great school system to enroll your children in. And we can help you find a great home in the Cannelton area. There are many well-kept homes available on the real estate market ready for you to move in. Regardless of your budget, we can find a home to suit your needs. Make your move an easy one. Give us a call today.