Award Year: 2018

Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130

1062 Boskydell Road
Carbondale, IL, 62902-7743

(618) 457-5391

Mrs. Belinda C Hill, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130

School Website


Giant City School, in partnership with families and the community, encourages students' active participation and ownership in lifelong learning, inspires students to develop confidence to explore new ideas, and supports the social, emotional and academic success of every student.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 43%
Giant City School Makerspaces

Giant City School Makerspaces

Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130 is located in Southern Illinois. Giant City is a family oriented school that boasts high academic standards with opportunities for personal growth. Serving a diverse body of students from age 2 through 8th grade, teachers know each student by name while embracing innovative learning styles, a familiarity with technology, and serving as a community partner for foundational success.

Over the years, Giant City's main focus has been on improving student learning and providing the support conditions to facilitate that goal. A major part of that effort has been establishing the conditions where professionals and other stakeholders can create the sense of community as a learning organization, develop personal relationships and take risks academically.
The school board and administration sustain necessary changes and scaffold acceptance and exploration by encouraging leadership roles among staff, expanding communication and re-enforcing a positive school climate. At Giant City, we never let a problem become an excuse for why we can't do something. Giant City has so many extraordinary staff, students and parents that we know there will be a way to solve any problem.

Our largest, and most important initiative is Response to Intervention. Giant City has the identification, selection, and goal setting for students down to an art. Each staff member carries the responsibility of helping our students excel. By making personal connections and developing quality lessons, we help ALL students demonstrate academic success. Our staff's deep commitment makes learning fun and attainable.