School Hours

  • Bell schedule for school year 2017-2018:

    • Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Avant, Dunbar, Officer & Wright Elementary Schools: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Bush Elementary School: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Mason/Clark & Lincoln Middle Schools: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • East St. Louis Senior High School: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Younge Alternative Center: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    HALF DAY dismissal times for school year 2017-2018:

    • Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center: 12:00 p.m.
    • Avant, Dunbar, Officer & Wright Elementary Schools: 12:00 p.m.
    • Bush Elementary School: 11:45 a.m.
    • Mason/Clark and Lincoln Middle Schools: 11:00 a.m.
    • East St. Louis Senior High School: 10:30 a.m.
    • Younge Altnerative Center: 11:00 a.m.


Featured News and Headlines

  • Building on East St. Louis Arts Legacy

    The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded District 189 and its community partners a $75,000 grant to educate more than 700 students about the rich artistic history of East St. Louis -- and help them discover their own talent. Called East St. Louis Performs, the partnership includes the Katherine Dunham Center, Sunshine Cultural Arts Center, House of Miles, East St. Louis Housing Authority, Catholic Urban Programs - Griffin Center, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, Sinai Family Life Center, Christian Activity Center and the SIUE East St. Louis Center.

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  • District 189 to Join Great American ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

    East St. Louis District 189 staff and students will join schools across the country Thursday, Oct. 19 by participating in the Great American ShakeOut earthquake preparedness program. The Great ShakeOut drill centers around the drop, cover and hold on actions: Drop down to the ground, take cover under a table or other piece of heavy furniture, and then hold on until the shaking stops.

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  • SHINE 189

    Please review the first volume of School District 189's SHINE 189 newsletter! This communications tool will be released quarterly and is focused on Supporting, Helping, Inspiring, Next-Level Educators.

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  • Nutrition Updates

    Learn more about Breakfast After the Bell, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and new laws regarding allowable food and beverages on school campuses.

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  • School Supply List and Uniform Information

    School begins August 17! Please access the school supply lists and uniform information for details. Students should be prepared to participate in learning and complete assignments with the proper materials.

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  • Congratulations Class of 2017!

    Class of 2017 Earned $14+ Million in Scholarships

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  • Students in the C/O 2017 Get Running Start on College Education

    High school students earning an associate’s degree at the same time they completed their high school diploma.

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A Spark from ARC

  • Committed to Excellence - August 2017

    We are blessed to be chosen to work with our community’s most precious resource, our children. They depend on us to provide them with a high-quality education in spite of every adversity we face. For children, education is the gateway to opportunity, the pathway to the future and their ticket to the middle class.

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  • Finish Strong - April 2017

    The school year will soon be coming to a close. It is hard to believe that most of the school year is already completed. There have been many great experiences and successes during this time. Four high school students will be graduating with their high school diploma and their associate’s degree from SWIC through the Running Start program.

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  • Reflections on Excellence - December 2016

    At the close of a calendar year, it is customary to reflect on our successes and challenges.

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  • True Grit: The Predictor of Excellence - September 2016

    As staff, teachers and administrators, we must be ever mindful about the importance of grit in our work. Educating children is a long-term investment of our time, skills, creativity and work ethic.

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