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.
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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
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.
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.
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!