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Murphysboro CUSD 186, where “P.R.I.D.E” means being Punctual, showing Respect, exhibiting Integrity, and practicing Discipline ultimately to display Excellence in all we do.

Murphysboro CUSD 186 in active partnership with family and community shall empower individuals to become part of a larger learning community and develop confidence in their skills in order to meaningfully participate in a changing society, utilizing cloud-based computing, Murphysboro extends their learning opportunities beyond the traditional school structure assisting in the development of personalized learning networks for each individual.

Murphysboro CUSD 186 is a progressive district that is unified in our commitment to educational excellence. As a team who looks at data for improvements we challenge ourselves, each other and our students utilizing technology to leverage our goals allowing our students to reach their highest level of achievement.

Remote Learning

about 1 month ago

The State Board of Education has provided additional guidance to schools during this pandemic.  

You can find some of their info at and also

The district plan is HERE.

Packets of materials for GJAL is at

Links the students at GJAL use can be found at 

Packets of materials for CARR is at

Also, we are still serving lunch to any student that wants a meal.  This meal program is funded by the USDA, Administered by ISBE and Sponsored by Murphysboro CUSD 186.

Murphysboro CUSD 186 will be changing meal delivery days  beginning Wednesday April 15th.  Deliveries will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  Two days worth of meals will be distributed on those days.  

Pick-up locations are:

Murphysboro Middle School 11-12

Bocce Ball Court 11-12

20th and Wall 11-11:30

United Methodist Church 11:30-12

Murphysboro Youth and Rec 12-12:30

Gorham Fire Department 11-12

Pomona Town Hall 11-11:45

Old Rome Parking Lot 11:35-12

Murphysboro Food Pantry (breakfast & lunch) 9am-11am

The district will also be using two white activity busses to deliver food from 11:00 to 1:00 along the following routes:

Bridgewood, Valley Ridge, New Horizons

New Hill, Old Brick Road

Hoffman Road

Mobile Ranch

Happy Ours

Cinnamon Lane

Area North of Hardees

If you see the bus, you are welcome to come to the bus and pick-up a meal.  If there are other regions that we have overlooked, please call the district office at 618-684-3781 and leave a message.

By Steve Carrington