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Summer Food Service

School District 189 is hosting the Summer Food Program now through July 31st to ensure free meals are provided to all children (ages 18 and under) during the summer. Free breakfast and lunch are available, Monday through Friday, at these school locations:

East St. Louis Senior High School (4901 State Street): Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Bush Alternative School (1516 Gross Avenue): Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mason/Clark Middle School (5510 State Street): Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Avant Elementary School (1915 N. 55th Street): Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Officer Elementary School (558 N. 27th Street): Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Katie Harper Wright Elementary School (7710 State Street): Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wyvetter Younge School of Excellence (3939 Caseyville Avenue): Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center (501 Katherine Dunham Place): Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Please note, meals will not be served on June 19 or July 4, in observance of holidays. We encourage you to participate in the Summer Food Program so children can receive free breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, now through July 31st.

Summer School 2024 Pre-K through 8th Grade

Summer Programs (Current Grades: Pre-K - 8)

June 3-28, 2024; Monday - Friday (No Session June 19)

Preschool (Returning Pre-K Students)

Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Elementary School Students (Current K-4)

Officer Elementary School

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Middle School Students (Current 5-8)

Mason Clark Middle School

7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

District 189 Summer School for High School Students

High School Credit Recovery (Current Grades 9-12)

June 3-28, 2024; Monday - Friday (No Session June 19)

Campuses: East St. Louis Sr. High and Bush Alternative

AM Session: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PM Session: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5 Essential Survey

5 Essentials Survey

Parents, we need your voice! Parents are invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey starting January 30, 2024. The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including attendance and larger test score gains. 

Upcoming Spring 2024 Assessments

Attention all Parents!

Testing season is right around the corner, and we want your kids to succeed. We have several assessments lined up for the Spring season, and we're counting on you to help us help them shine.

All Five Elementary Schools are Commendable!

It's official! Each of our elementary schools in the East St Louis School District are rated COMMENDABLE by the Illinois State Board of Education! Our School District 189 students and staff continue to grow and seek excellence in everything! Check out school data details on the Illinois Report Card.

School Bus Tracking App

SCHOOL BUS TRACKING APP

Parents and students can download the optional mobile app called "Versatrans My Stop" to track the school bus location and projected arrival from your smartphone. The app displays the actual location of the school bus utilizing GPS technology. It updates and adjusts the scheduled arrival time as the bus travels along the route. It also will show if the school bus has already passed the assigned stop.

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Briana Morales from Gordon Bush Alternative School in East St. Louis School District 189 has been named the 2023 Illinois 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.

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