WELCOME TO JAMES AVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
James Avant is located in East St. Louis, Illinois and serves the communities of Washington Park and Caseyville.
We serve a diverse population of students consisting of African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics, as well as Special Services students in Kindergarten - 5th grade. We are a school that strives to service the whole student’s needs in our care.
Please continue to visit our website as we add new information and features to connect with students, staff, teachers, parents, and community.
The Mission of James Avant Elementary School is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing learning environment that fosters a rigorous and diverse core curriculum in every classroom.
OUR CORE VALUES:
We believe all children can learn through differentiated instruction.
We value every student at James Avant Elementary School.
We value a safe, supportive, stimulating and care environment.
We believe that every student can achieve EXCELLENCE AND GREATNESS.
We value our partnership with parents, community, teachers and the entire James Avant Elementary Family.
JAMES AVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS BUILDING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE!!
THUNDERCATS Stay READY
Respect yourself and others around you.
Excellence is the expectation.
Always cooperate with teachers, staff and fellow students at all times.
Dress properly with pride in your school uniform.
You are responsible for YOU!!!
Featured News and Headlines
Community members are welcome to come out and see student demonstrations in all District 189 Career & Tech Ed trades on Saturday, February 23rd from 11:00am – 2:00pm at East St. Louis Senior High School, located at 4901 State Street. You can tour the facility, sample delicious dishes created by Culinary students, enter to win prizes and more.
You don't want to miss the February volume of School District 189's SHINE 189 newsletter! This periodic communications tool is focused on Supporting, Helping, Inspiring, Next-Level Educators. Learn about collaborative work to advance trauma-informed schools within District 189. The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), Local 1220, School District 189, East Side Aligned and Alive & Well STL have partnered together to prioritize building trauma-informed schools and community.
District 189 is seeking talented, committed individuals to join our first Urban Ed Teacher Residency Program. The intensive and supportive program will develop highly effective teachers through a yearlong, residency-based training model. Urban Ed residents serve full time, receive a $30,000 stipend and obtain a Master's degree in Education. This one year program will prepare teacher residents to become quality teachers and ensure they are culturally and pedagogically prepared for success in the classroom. Apply now at: https://goo.gl/15WUHX
Student academic performance in East St. Louis School District 189 is continuously improving and is near meeting national expectations according to the results of an analysis of five years of Northwest Evaluation Association Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test data. See full State of the District report.