Carmi-White County High School was founded back in 1885. "Failure is not an option" is the school's adopted motto, by which we provide all feasible means available to administration and staff members to prepare students for not only the real world, but also provide the tools they will need to be successful in the future careers.

The mission of C-WCHS is to encourage social development, improve life skills and to strive to meet or exceed state and local standards through active learning and diverse teaching strategies. Timely and consistent data will be used to monitor student progress. Guided support and instructional interventions will be provided for each student.

The enrollment at C-WCHS is approximately 380 students.

The 'Bulldogs' and 'Lady Bulldogs' compete in various athletic events, being involved in the Black Diamond Conference located in primarly in southern Illinois. Our school colors are maroon and white.