The 2,700-plus students enrolled in the Canton Union School District benefit from the experience and dedication of a well-trained staff, who present a comprehensive and high-quality instructional program.

The District offers six well-maintained and handicapped-accessible buildings. Eastview Elementary, Westview Elementary and Lincoln Elementary provide facilities for children in early childhood education through grade four, while Ingersoll Middle School houses children in grades five through eight. Canton High School, home of the Little Giants, is the educational home for students in grades nine through twelve. McCall Developmental School provides instruction for those students with special needs in grades kindergarten through twelve. There are computer labs and a Library/Media Center in each school, and a full range of vocational laboratories.

In addition to an outstanding academic curriculum, which includes special education classes as well as programs for gifted students, Canton Public Schools offer a wide variety of extracurricular programs, including athletics, music, drama, and many academic and vocational clubs and activities.

Canton Union School District #66 offers families a high-quality educational program in a caring, supportive community. For more information, call 647-9411, or visit the district web site at


Spoon River College, founded in 1959 as Canton Community College, reorganized as SRC in 1968 and moved to its present campus in 1974. Its diverse student population represents enrollment from throughout Fulton County, as well as McDonough County, Mason County and Schuyler County, where there are additional instruction centers.

SRC offers more than 30 career and technical programs, with course work leading to an AA degree or career certificate. Two-year transfer programs are designed for each student to transfer smoothly, with no loss of credits, to the four-year college of his or her choice.

Student activities are many and varied, including athletics, academic fraternities, the Student Senate, and drama. SRC offers financial aid, and transportation for students traveling from Canton to the Canton campus.

Diverse partnerships throughout the SRC district promote the health and progress of the communities it services, including the SRC Literacy Project, Apple Tree Preschool, and the Teen Parent Initiative. More than $2.5 million per year in financial aid is brought into the district through SRC programs. The Business and Community Services area of the college offers training programs for business and industry, continuing education courses, and Zenger-Miller certified instructors.

With more than 3,700 students (ranging in age from 15 to 86!), Spoon River College offers academic, professional, and non-credit/enrichment opportunities for everyone. For more information, call 647-4645, or visit our web site at



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