• All student athletes uphold the expectations outlined in the School District 189 Athletic Handbook.


    East St. Louis Sr. High School is a proud member of the Southwestern Conference located in Southern Illinois. East St. Louis has been a dominant force in the state of Illinois for several decades, winning numerous state Championships and countless conference titles.

    2023-2024 ESTL School Athletic Forms. To Access The Forms Click Here

    Public Act 102-0051 The district allows a student to modify his or her athletic uniform for the purpose of modesty in clothing or attire that is in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty preferences. A student is not required to receive prior approval of the school board for such modifications. *

    At the high school level, we offer a wide range of sports for our student-athletes:

    Summer Softball Workout Schedule:




    East St. Louis Sr. High School Sports are spearheaded by the all-time winningest Football program in the state of Illinois, winning 7 state championships and 2 national championships in school history. The Girls and Boys Track and field programs have a combined 29 State Championships, producing a perennial powerhouse. Our Basketball program has won 4 state championships and has earned multiple conference titles over a span of years.

    IHSA Concussion:  Return to Play Protocol - Click the link to see the article from IHSA regarding the protocol for student-athletes and possible head concussions.



    At the middle school level, we offer a wide range of sports for our student-athletes at Lincoln and Mason/Clark Middle Schools:


    We are members of the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA), which services boys and girls in interscholastic athletic and non-athletic activities for elementary and junior high school level students in Illinois education.  The interscholastic athletic and non-athletic activities participate in state competitions for grade levels in members' schools.

    Our middle school athletic program has won 30 IESA State Championship trophies.

    Due to our strong athletic traditions, several professional athletes and Olympians have emerged from East St. Louis, Illinois.