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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.


2015 School Board Election Information

Recent legislation significantly changed school election procedures. Please follow the links to information regarding School Board Election in the enclosed file. 2015 School Board Election Information

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Students from East St. Louis Senior High School will be serving the community by providing a school-based food pantry twice per month.

FLYERS FEEDING FAMILIES will distribute food boxes to local residents at the North 51st Street (side) entrance of the high school from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, November 18. Food will be donated by the St. Louis Area Food Bank and by Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House.

Students who would like to volunteer can participate in the following ways: 1. Load and prepare boxes prior to community distribution. 2. Serve food boxes during distribution hours. 3. Help with publicity and obtaining boxes or donations. Flyers Feeding Families


Vivian Adams Recognizes American Education Week Nov. 17-21

Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center will join schools across the nation this month to celebrate American Education Week.

During the week of November 16-22 students, their families, staff, and community members will join together to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration features a special observance each day of the week:

Nov 17: Students and staff will wear football jerseys to "kickoff" the celebration. Nov 18: Parents will be invited to read and lead and activity in classrooms. Nov 19: Education Support Professionals will be recognize for their service and commitment. Nov 20: Community leaders will be invited to participate in "Educator for a Day" by reading and/or leading an activity in the classroom. Nov 21: Substitute Teachers will be recognize for their service and commitment to the staff and students. For more information or if you would like to get involved, please contact Ms. Lumas at 618.646.3290.


Job Fair at Mason Clark Middle School December 1

East St. Louis School District 189 will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Dec. 1 at Mason Clark Middle School, 5510 State St., East St. Louis, Ill. 62203. The job fair is primarily for the parents of students who attend District 189, along with an extended invitation to the community of East St. Louis. For more information about this event, contact Derrick Givens at derrick.givens@estl189.com or 618.646.3750, ext. 2025.

      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

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New Student Registration Information   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

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

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