• First Day of School: August 16, 2018

    If your child is currently enrolled in School District 189, you do not have to re-register but you must provide updated contact and emergency information and updated immunization records. This can be completed during the summer at the Family and Community Engagement Center (401 Katherine Dunham Place) or at your student's school orientation in August. Updated information must be collected by Thursday, August 16th, the first day of school in 2018.

    District 189 School Enrollment / Registration Application

    Now enrolling new students at the Family and Community Engagement Center:

    James E. Williams Center

    401 Katherine Dunham Place

    East St. Louis, IL 62201

    **Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 3:00pm**

    (618) 646-3130 

    Note: Kindergarteners must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 to begin Kindergarten in District 189. School board policy does not allow for any exceptions to this date.

    Kindergarten students who are not registered by August 1 may have a delay in bus transportation so register early! 


    1. Child Identification: Original State Certified Birth Certificate

    2. Parent Identification: Parent Photo ID (e.g. State ID, FOID Card or Driver's License)

    3. Proof of Residency: (Only one per category)

      • Property Deed in your name or recent Mortgage Statement (homeowners), OR
      • Lease Agreement (signed and dated), OR
      • Occupancy Permit, OR
      • Voter's Registration Card
    • AND
      • Current Driver's License, OR
      • State Medical Card, OR
      • Most recent Utility Bills (Gas, Water, Electric, etc.)

    4. Student Academic Records (if entering grades 1st-12th):

    • ISBE Student Transfer Form
    • Unofficial Transcript
    • Proof of 8th Grade Promotion (if entering 9th grade)

    5. Student Registration Forms: Complete registration forms before you come.

    Forms are available here: Student Enrollment Packet 2018

    6. Special Education Paperwork (if applicable):

    • Special Education Student Transfer Form
    • Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)
    • Psychological Evaluation Report
    • Notice of Recommended Educational Program 

    Additional Notes:

    If you are living with someone who is a resident in School District 189, they will need to come in with you to register your child.

    If you have custody of the student and are a resident of School District 189, you must bring proof of guardianship.  

    If you are renting in the School District 189 area and do not have a lease, a) your landlord must come with you to you verify your lease agreement and b) the landlord will need to bring proof of ownership of the property.

    If your child does not have a number, please contact the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213. Under federal law, however, East St. Louis School District 189 will enroll your child even if he or she does not have a Social Security number.

    Immunization Records

    East St. Louis School District 189 follows the mandates of the Illinois Department of Public Health with regards to required immunizations for our students.

    Students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades, and new students to the district must present proof of the required state of Illinois physical examination and immunizations.