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To cultivate the potential in every student to thrive as a global citizen by inspiring a love of learning and civic engagement, by challenging and supporting every student to achieve academic excellence, and by embracing the full richness of our community.

Illinois Report Card-ESTL SD 189


Students in East St. Louis School District 189 are supported physically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and nurturing environment to achieve academic success that prepares them for college, the workforce, and citizenship in the 21st century.

Strategic Plan-ESTL SD 189

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Mason Clark Middle School's Student Council Wins National Gold Council of Excellence Award

Mason/Clark Middle School Student Council named one of seven in Illinois to earn the 2024 National Gold Council of Excellence award. Congrats! #StudentVoices #YouthLeadership #SHINE189

5 Essential Survey

5 Essentials Survey

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

1. Effective Leaders

2. Collaborative Teachers

3. Involved Families

4. Supportive Environments

5. Ambitious Instruction

To access the survey, please contact your school and ask school staff how to participate. 

In addition to parent participation, the 5Essentials Survey is taken by all pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and all 4th-12th grade students. It usually requires no more than 30 minutes to complete. The information collected through the survey is rigorously reviewed and analyzed to generate a 5Essentials Report for each school. The 5Essentials Report provides a comprehensive picture of the school environment based on five essential areas critical for school improvement in a meaningful context of similar and successful schools.

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School Bus Tracking App

Parents and students can download the optional mobile app called "Versatrans My Stop" to track the school bus location and projected arrival from your smartphone. The app displays the actual location of the school bus utilizing GPS technology. It updates and adjusts the scheduled arrival time as the bus travels along the route. It also will show if the school bus has already passed the assigned stop.

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Fast Facts


Computer to Student Ratio

$22.3 Million

Class of 2023 Scholarships    

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