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 3,700 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!
Congratulations to Union Elementary School. The staff and students were recently recognized by Do The Right Thing as the 2013-2014 Illinois School of the Year. Union School was honored for their commitment to promoting character education by nominating students who have made a positive difference by making good choices. Principal Lori Taylor and fifteen staff members attended the DTRT kick-off breakfast on August 8 in St. Louis , Mo. to receive their banner for the school and a check for $500 to support their character education efforts. Way to go Union Eagles!
Back to School Webinar
State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch invites parents to join him for this one-hour Back-to-School webinar. The session, held in conjunction with the Illinois PTA, and will cover the following topics:
- Putting in place the new Illinois Learning Standards – A discussion of how and why the standards drive new instructional approaches and lesson plans.
- PARCC 2015 – Third-through-eighth-graders, as well as high school students, will take online state assessments for the first time this school year. Dr. Koch will discuss these new tests and the information they will generate about children’s progress toward college and career readiness.
- Parental Engagement – A discussion of state initiatives to promote the vital partnership between parents and the school community to achieve student success.
District #118 Promotional Video
School Supply Lists