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!
Abraham Lincoln Student Takes Top Honors for Doing the Right Thing!
A student from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Belleville didn’t just Do The Right Thing once or twice. And not just one or two judges for the Do The Right Thing thought Xander Van Horn should earn the group’s top honors, either.
“Xander stood out for a number of us as our No. 1 choice,” said Tracy Hallquist, program director of Do The Right Thing. “We have a lot of great kids who do a couple of things, but it sounds like for the whole season he stepped up ... it wasn’t just one thing, it was through the whole season that he kept this commitment.”
Xander, 12,was honored as the Candy Green Student of the Year for the 2014-15 school year at a breakfast Friday at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, at 5600 Oakland Ave. in St. Louis.
Xander said his experience helping a special-needs child play play basketball inspired him to volunteer with the special-needs program at his church, where he volunteers twice a month.
Bus Drivers Needed
First Student, the bus company that provides transportation for District #118 students, is hiring bus drivers for the coming school year. For more information, please contact David Leming at (618) 235-6338.
Union School Designated A National School of Character
Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate has recognized
64 schools and 3 districts from 14 states as 2015 National Schools of Character. It is with greatexcitement that we congratulate Union Elementary School for being recognized as a 2015 National School of Character. They are the only school from Illinois to receive this recognition.
The Schools of Character application process provides an opportunity for schools to receive feedback as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character education as measured by Character.org’s 11 Principals of Effective Character Education framework. National Schools of Character are schools (public, private, charter), and districts that have demonstrated through a detailed evaluation process that character education has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. Union School has earned the right to use the National School of Character name and logo for 5 years.
Character.org will honor Union School at its 22nd National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of October 15-17, 2015 in Atlanta,
Georgia. Way to go Eagles!!!
School Supply Lists
2015-16 District Calendar
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: