Welcome to MPCUD #23

Interim Superintendent: Mr. Phil Shelton 

Update from the Superintendent (11/12/2018):


With the approval of the tax referendum for $10 million in building bonds, a new chapter in the history of Mt. Pulaski High School has begun.  On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank the staff, students, parents, & all community members who worked to gain support for the referendum, as well as (of course) all who voted for passage of this initiative.

There will be challenges in the coming months as construction begins and arrangements are made to conduct school during the project.  As we have done in the past, challenges will be met and solutions developed to meet those problems.

Illinois School Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education has developed 4 new tiers of designating schools in regard to academic performance.  The four tiers:

Tier 1= Exemplary

Tier 2= Commendable

Tier 3= Under Performing Schools

Tier 4= Lowest Performing Schools

MGPS & MPHS are both in Tier 2 “Commendable”.  Test scores and graduation rate are key factors in determining the tier designation.  As an example, the High School graduation rate for 2018 was 93%.  The Illinois School Report Card was released by ISBE last week.  The report card for Mt. Pulaski CUD #23 can be found online.

MPCUD #23 Mission

  • District #23 will commit itself to establishing a well balanced, challenging curriculum including coordinated technology curriculum to ensure students will develop the skills they will need to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.

  • Our  goal is to combine learning with understanding for a better future.


  • The bus barn phone number is 217-792-5687. This number receives text messages and calls.

Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI)

PARCC Testing

  • Unlike current state assessments, the PARCC assessments will provide information on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to be career and college ready or on track toward that goal. These improvements from current tests will help teachers guide instruction and give more information to students and their parents. This assesement will be given in grades 3-8 for the 2018-19 school year. Find out more:
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