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The East St. Louis School District is committed to providing educational experiences for students Pre-K through twelfth grades. The experiences will ensure that students are afforded the broadest range of opportunities to reach their academic potential and thus become productive and contributing members of society. Opportunities are inclusive of, but not limited to, community-based programs and post-secondary options that focus on reading and mathematics strategies which ensure that each child is proficient at every grade level.

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING PROPOSED WAIVER APPLICATIONS on January 28, 2014 in the Board Room at 1005 State Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201.  See details here.

    School Supply List for 2014-15

East St. Louis School District 189 School Supply Lists for the 2014-15 school year.

Miles Davis

School Supply List for Officer, James Avant, Dunbar Katie Wright 2014-15

Gordon Bush

New Student Registration will be held July 28, 29, 31 and Aug 1: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July 30: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parents of students in K-12 who are new to East St. Louis School District 189 must register their children. Registrations will be held at East St. Louis Sr. High School. Vision screenings will also be available. For more information, please see the enclosed flyer.

New Student Registration K-12 for the 2014-15 School Year

  New Student Registration K-12 for the 2014-15 School Year (Spanish)

Vision Exams English

  Vision Exams-Spanish

  Registration Health Forms   Child Health Exam-English

  Child Health Exam-Spanish

  School Medication Authorization Form

  Registration Form Spanish

  State of Illinois Dental Exam Form

  State of Illinois Eye Exam Form

  State of Illinois Eye Exam Waiver Form

Calling All Freshmen! East St. Louis Sr. High School Faculty Hosts Jumpstart to Success: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 30-31 at the 9th Grade Center (Wyvetter Younge), 3939 Caseyville Ave. Students will be provided with breakfast and lunch, as well as transportation to and from the program.

Freshmen Jumpstart Letter 2014

  Dear Parents and Guardians of School District 189:

East St. Louis School District 189 will offer Kindergarten, first, fifth, and eighth grade students who attend a district school a free school physical or immunization. Immunizations will be offered 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday at Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center, 501 Katherine Dunham Pl. Parents must accompany children. Walk-in appointments are available for immunizations. Physicals are done at Vivian Adams by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 618.646.3296 to schedule a physical. Parents or guardians must fill out a “Consent to Services” form and the primary parent or guardian must be present at the appointment. This is a service offered only to school district 189 students.

  School physicals and immunizations can also be done from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. only on Fridays at the school-based health clinic at East St. Louis Sr. High School, 4901 State Street. A “Consent to Services” form must be filled and a parent/guardian must be present during the appointment. The health clinic at the high school requires a payment of $15 or a medical card.

      Superintendent's Update: Teacher Evaluation Update Thank you to teachers and administrators at East St. Louis Senior High School and at James A. Avant Elementary School, who are piloting our new teacher evaluation process. Teacher Evaluation Update

    Consent Decree Between East St. Louis School District 189 and ISBE       Dear Parents, Patrons, Staff, and Community Members,       Attached is the Consent Decree agreed upon by the East St. Louis School District 189 Board of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The Board and ISBE will work collaboratively to meet the goals of the Decree, which are targeted at increasing academic achievement for our students and establishing financial stability. I am privileged to lead the important work of facilitating this improvement process. If you have questions, please contact me at arthur.culver@estl189.com. Consent Decree May 7 2013 Resolution Consent Decree

    East St. Louis School District 189 Learners Creed The Learners Creed sets the tone for the school day and is recited daily by all District 189 students. The East St. Louis School District's Learners Creed


District 189 Points of Pride from the 2012-2013 School Year

  East St. Louis School District 189 Points of Pride

    Learn about Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards Initiative will provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Get the facts. Learn more about the core here. Specific information on the Common Core for Illinois can be found at www.commoncoreil.org, which includes resources for parents and educators.

District Participates in New Assessment Called PARCC: Twenty-six states are working together in the  Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The new assessment system will greatly increase the number of graduating students who  are ready to succeed after graduating. Illinois is one of 11 states serving on  PARCC’s governing board, helping to lead the way. PARCC Letter 2014

PARCC FAQ 020414Parent's Guide to New Illinois Assessment

Three East St. Louis School District 189 Schools Recognized for Exemplary Performance The Illinois State Board of Education announced in late January that three schools within the district made the 2012 Honor Roll: John M.D. Brown Elementary School, A.M. Jackson Math and Science Academy and James Avant Elementary School. Brown and Jackson each received the Spotlight Schools award for 2012. Brown also earned an Academic Excellence Award for 2012. Avant Elementary earned the state’s Academic Improvement Award. All students and teachers from those schools will receive certificates to honor their achievement. Honor Roll