Welcome To Belleville District #118
Our district proudly serves a majority of the residents residing in the City of Belleville and encompasses more than twenty seven square miles. Our enrollment is approximately 4,000 students in pre-school through eighth grade. Our students and staff come from a wide range of socio-economic, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, which enriches our community.
We are proud of the numerous national, state, and local achievements of our students and staff. Our students regularly represent the District at a very high level by their academic, athletic, and fine arts accomplishments. Our standardized test scores consistently exceed state averages. Both state and national organizations have recognized our staff and our educational programs as exceptional!
District #118 Golf Tournament
The 2015 First Student Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 5th at the Orchards Golf Course in Belleville, Illinois. This tournament benefits the District #118 Education Foundation. It is a four-person scramble with tee-off at 8:00 am and will feature prizes, lunch, and a skins game. For more information call 618-233-2830 or click here to access the registration form.
Jefferson Elementary school 3rd grade students play tubanos, djembe, and congas during a Black History Month event. District band teacher Amy Hettenhausen is introducing the drums to several schools this week. The drum circle gives the students an opportunity to try out the drums and learn basic African rhythms.
Video courtesy of Belleville News Democrat Youtube Channel
Schools of Character
The Illinois State Schools of Character sponsors have selected Westhaven Elementary and Union Elementary as Illinois State Schools of Character for 2015 because of the high quality of work represented in schools application. Our two schools are the only two schools in Illinois to receive this recognition this year. The applications from both schools will be forwarded to Character.org in Washington, D.C. for consideration in the National Schools of Character program. Way to go Patriots and Eagles! We are proud of you!
Video courtesy of KMOV.com
PARCC Info for Parents
Belleville District #118 will soon be administering the PARCC Test to all students in grades 3-8 in English Language Arts and Math. The PARCC test is designed to measure whether studetns are on track to be successful in college and in their careers. The test is given during two testing periods. The Performance Based Assessment (PBA) will take place in March and the End of Year Assessment (EOY) will be given in April/May.
Illinois is one of 12 states to adopt the PARCC assessment. Useful information for parents regarding PARCC can be found by visiting the following links:
District & School Report Cards
The annual Report Card for District #118 & our schools is now available. This interactive site goes beyond test scores to present a complete view of our district and our schools. The information will help you be an informed partner in your child's education. It can be found by going to: