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.

    OUR MISSION:

    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!!

     

    OUR MOTTO:

    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

  • Return to Learn Plan

    Please review our Return to Learn Plan. Feedback is requested from students, parents and community stakeholders via survey.

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  • Onsite COVID Testing

    The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test will be used weekly to test students for COVID. It is a highly sensitive test that identifies those who are asymptomatic carriers of the virus. Results are provided in less than 24 hours. To promote a safe learning environment, parental consent is assumed for students to participate.

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  • Onsite COVID Testing

    The Shield Illinois saliva-based PCR test will be used weekly to test students for COVID. It is a highly sensitive test that identifies those who are asymptomatic carriers of the virus. Results are provided in less than 24 hours. To promote a safe learning environment, parental consent is assumed for students to participate.

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  • SHINE189 Newsletter

    Be sure to review the SHINE189 Newsletter for School Year 2020-2021. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!

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  • Now enrolling for preschool!

    Do you have a preschooler ages 3 to-5 or know of a family with a young child? We are now accepting new preschool student enrollment for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Grab and Go Student Meals

    School may be out, but Grab & Go meals are in! School District 189 provides Grab & Go meals every Wednesday and Friday from 10am-Noon to School District 189 students. The box includes breakfast and lunch for multiple days! See details for serving locations. Look for the school bus!

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  • Join our Team!

    East St. Louis School District 189 may have the perfect career opportunity for you! Check out our current job openings. Apply here!

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  • Need Help? Resources for You

    There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.

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  • Información de Emergencia para Familias

    Recursos para estudiantes de inglés

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