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The Alton Community Unit School District #11 in [[Madison County, Illinois]] is a public [[school district]] consisting of seven elementary schools, one high school, one middle school, an early childhood center, and an alternative education school.
Alton Community Unit School District #11 is in [[Madison County, Illinois]]. It is currently the largest of the Madison County school districts with seven elementary schools, one middle school, an early childhood center, an alternative school and a new {{convert|387000|sqft|m2|adj=on}} high school. The new Alton High School has 90 new classrooms, a performing arts auditorium, gymnasium and many other amenities for students. The Alton School District recently invested $57 million in the construction of the state-of-the-art high school and a renovated middle school. The District’s comprehensive academic program is targeted to provide all students with a high-quality education and post-secondary success. The District’s fine arts program is one of the finest in the State with the Alton High Music Department winning the IHSA State Championship in both 2004 and 2005<ref>[http://www.villageprofile.com/illinois/riverbend/11siue/topic.html Education: Learning the Fundamentals], 2009.</ref>.
 
==History==
In 2006, Alton High School moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility at the site of the former J.B. Johnson Elementary School and Vocational Center. At the same time, the district's two middle schools, North Middle and East Middle, were merged together to form Alton Middle School, which is located at Alton High School's former campus. The entire cost for this project was $57 million<ref>River Bend Growth Association [http://www.villageprofile.com/illinois/riverbend/11siue/topic.html].</ref>
 
In 2009, Alton High School was recognized as a bronze medal school by [[U.S. News]]<ref>Bassett, Kathie. [http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/schools-34083-school-gillian.html| ''AHS recognized as one of country's best'']. The Telegraph, 2009-12-12</ref>. Additionally, in 2010, Alton Middle School was designated as an Illinois Horizon School To Watch <ref>Association Of Illinois Middle Level Schools. [http://aimsnetwork.org/stw/directory|''Illinois Horizon Schools: Schools To Watch Directory'']</ref>.
 
==Current Schools==
*Lewis & Clark Elementary (K-5)
*Lovejoy Elementary (K-5)
*Motivational Achievement Center (K-58)
*North Elementary (K-5)
*West Elementary (K-5)
 
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