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
Dear Friend of School District 189, Please join us for the upcoming virtual Key Communicator Network (KCN) meeting and help spread the word! Key Communicator Network Wednesday, October 20 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Virtual via Zoom. Please click read more for additional information.
Greetings East St. Louis School District 189 Parents, Guardians, and Students, There will be a public hearing on October 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., to discuss a proposed e-learning program within the district. Please click read more to access the notice which provides information about the public hearing and how you can participate. We look forward to hearing from you.
All East St. Louis School District 189 students must meet the medical compliance rules by October 15th. Students must have a current physical and immunization record on file on or before this deadline in order to return to school. If your child needs medical attention to be compliant, a letter would have been mailed or a phone call from the nurse would have occured with the details. Thank you for your cooperation!
Students, Parents, and Caregivers who are in need of technical assistance with their district devices and programs can reach out to the Technology Team through the Tech Support Line, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 2:30 pm.
Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. 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.
East St. Louis School District 189 is seeking qualified candidates to hire as Substitute Teachers in the district. Interested candidates must have an appropriate State of Illinois Substitute Teaching License and must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Thank you to all our students, staff, parents, and health partners at East Side Health District for working together to keep our campuses safe. If a COVID case is identified, it is East Side Health District (not School District 189) that determines who needs to quarantine and for how long. Review details here about COVID messages, quarantines, COVID testing, staff vaccinations and more.