To create a safe, orderly learning environment
conducive to preparation of highly motivated students;
To work to ensure that all students achieve to the
maximum potential of their abilities; and
To prepare students to be successful in their
career/technical training or higher education and in the workplace.
Central to this area’s
economy is the Herrin Community School System, which has an annual budget of
about $18 million. The School System is one of the community’s largest
employers with approximately 300 employees, each playing a vital role in
providing quality education for all students by offering complete academic
programs with the flexibility to meet students’ individual needs.
Our schools remain the
main emphasis for our community. There are 4 school sites within the
Herrin School System in grades PreK-12. There is a Primary PreK-1 (Northside),
Elementary 2-5, Middle School (Southside) 6-8, and High School 9-12.
Additionally, the Herrin School District is a voting member of the Special
Education, Vocational Education, and PreK Cooperatives of Williamson County.
Evening and adult classes are available through a joint agreement with John A.
Logan Community College to those wishing to advance their education. All
schools maintain high scholastic and academic standards and are accredited by
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Our
students today face a multitude of
challenges. Herrin educators know that they need the support of
everyone—volunteers, businesses, families and the entire community—to assure
that all students are provided with the opportunity to be well prepared to
successfully enter the workforce, career/technical training, or higher
Mark G. Collins, Ph.D.