The Illinois Art Education Association is pleased to recognize Cobden High School as
a 2020 School of Distinction.
This recognition celebrates schools with rigorous art, design, and media education
programs. To earn the School of Distinction Award Cobden High School evidenced
practices directly reflecting the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, the Illinois
Fine Arts and Media Standards, and Social-Emotional Learning Priorities. For how
this award aligns with these markers, please follow this link.
Participating in high-quality art, design, and media courses develops student
creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills in valuable ways.
Students in these programs gain social and emotional skills along with college,
career, and citizenship readiness. Research indicates that schools with successful
programs like that at Cobden High School experience increased student
attendance, engagement, and academic performance when compared with schools
The IAEA is proud to honor Jeremy Crawford for the distinguished programming
and the significant opportunities offered students. Cobden High School is led by Mr.
Shoemate, principal, and Edwin Shoemate, superintendent.