WELCOME TO PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School is located in East St. Louis, IL, serving students in Kindergarten through 4th grades. It is our goal and educational duty to ensure that our students receive a clear, focused and high quality education; which can only be measured by the success of our students.
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Kindergarten matters! Set a strong foundation for your child's learning by enrolling them in Kindergarten! The East St. Louis School District is fully accredited. Children that consistently attend Kindergarten have stronger social and emotional skills as well as essential problem-solving and cognitive development. Call 618-646-3130 for enrollment details. No appointment is needed during July 10-14. The first day of school is August 14th! We look forward to welcoming your child to school!
Notice of Board Member Vacancy
NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER VACANCY PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Section 10-10 of the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-10) and Board of Education Policy No. 2:70, the Board of Education of East St. Louis School District Number 189, St. Clair County, Illinois (School District) is accepting applications to fill the vacancy of a school board member.
East St. Louis School District 189 Teacher Bestowed the 2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award from Illinois State Board of Education
Briana Morales from Gordon Bush Alternative School in East St. Louis School District 189 has been named the 2023 Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Out of almost 500 applicants, Briana Morales was selected for this honor because of the positive impact she makes with vulnerable students, her dedication to personalized, competency-based education, her passion for educational research and policy development, as well as her commitment to supporting colleagues and future educators through Affinity Groups and more.
All You Need to Know About Kindergarten Enrollment
Enrolling your child for Kindergarten is as Easy as 1-2-3! Parents of Students entering Kindergarten can pick up enrollment packets at the Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE), Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center or Elementary Schools. Parents will need to complete the enrollment packet and get the required physical examinations and vaccinations. All completed packets, forms, and health records can be returned between 10 am -1 pm to the Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE- 401 Katherine Dunham Place).
High School Summer Transition or Recovery Programming
Make this summer count! School District 189 offers quality enrichment programming for rising 9th graders in June. We also have credit recovery options for current 9-12 graders.
Summer Transition and Enrichment Programming for PreK-Grade 7
Are you looking for a quality summer program for your student? School District 189 is now accepting applications for programming June 5th-June 30th (Mondays-Thursdays). Includes free meals & bus service! Available for returning preschool students up to 7th graders!
Join Our Team!
East St. Louis School District 189 may have the perfect career opportunity for you! Apply today!
The East St. Louis Senior High School Flyers Boys Basketball Team named IHSA Class 3A Third Place Winners
The East St. Louis Senior High Schools Flyers Basketball Team won the Super-sectionals on March 6, 2023 in Springfield, Illinois. On Friday, March 10, 2023, the team won Third Place in the IHSA Class 3 A State Tournament.
East St. Louis Senior High School Unified Champions win Second Place in State Tournament
The East St. Louis Senior High School Unified Champions Special Olympics Basketball Team played in the 2023 IHSA/Special Olympics Illinois Unified Basketball Tournament on Friday March 10, 2023 at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC 201 E Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL). The East St. Louis Unified Champions Basketball Team won the Second Place Title in the State Tournament!
Versatran My Stop
Versatrans E-Link provides parents/guardians with secure access to their students' Bus Route Information. This information is updated in real-time and reflects what is in our routing program.
Message About Gun Safety
We share a common goal to keep our youth and young people safe from gun violence. The East St. Louis School District is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of all students, staff, and school visitors on a daily basis. We need your help in this process.
Be sure to review the current SHINE189 Newsletter. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!
COVID Data Dashboard, Weekly COVID Testing and Test To Stay Program
Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. School District 189 is participating in the Test to Stay program in partnership with the CDC, IDPH, and East Side Health District. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test is also available weekly to test students or staff for COVID to promote a safe learning environment.
eLearning, Return to Learn, & ESSER III Plans
Please review our eLearning, Return to Learn and ESSER III Plans. We value the feedback received from students, parents and community stakeholders.
East St. Louis School District 189's Discipline Improvement Plan
East St. Louis School District 189 has worked diligently to develop a discipline improvement plan. Please click the read more link to access the document.