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.
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!
Veterans Day - Recently, students had the opportunity to participate in an essay contest or poster contest for Veteran's Day. The 1st place winning essays were read by the students during the City of Belleville Veterans' Day Celebration. The winning posters were on display for everyone to see. For a list of the winners, click HERE.
Spelling Bee - Students in 2nd through 8th grade participated in the 31st Annual Spelling Bee held at West Jr. High. It was an exciting event for everyone involved. In fact, there was even a tie for 1st place at the 7th Grade level due to the finalists knowing all of the words presented to them. Congratulations to all who participated. For a list of the winners, CLICK HERE.
Teacher of the Year Finalist
Whitaker, 7th grade Science teacher at West Junior High School, was
recently recognized for her amazing talents as a teacher in District 118.Mrs. Whitaker received the Award of
Excellence by the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the Those Who
Excel program held October 19, 2013 in Bloomington, IL.In addition, she was one of eleven finalists
for Illinois Teacher of the Year.While
Mrs. Whitaker was not selected as Teacher of the Year for the State of
Illinois, she represented herself, West Junior High School and our District
Mrs. Whitaker is considered something
of an education pioneer by some of her colleagues.That impression comes from a decision Mrs.
Whitaker made about teaching early in her career.Mrs. Whitaker truly believes all students can
learn, so more than eighteen years ago, she invited the 7th grade
students from the self-contained special education classroom to join her 7th
graders for science class and the rest, as they say, is history.Almost twenty years later, she is still
encouraging students of all learning levels to push themselves and discover how
far they can go.
loves her science and she loves her students.We are so proud of her.Congratulations Mrs. Whitaker.
Some members of the District #118 Jazz Band appeared live on KMOV Channel 4. Click the video below to watch!
School Choice Notification
As required by law, our district must notify the community
regarding Adequate Yearly Progress status of schools, as well as School Choice
options under the No Child Left Behind requirements. Click here for additional information…