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!
We Did It Again!
Today, District #118 has learned that another one of our schools has been selected as a National School of Character for 2016. Congratulations goes out to the staff and students at ABRAHAM LINCOLN SCHOOL! They were selected as one of 67 schools in the United States, and one of two from Illinois. Each year, Character.org (formerly The Character Education Partnership) and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development programs that show positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.
Through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process, these schools were found to be exemplary models of character development. We are proud of the All Stars at Abe Lincoln!
They join Union, Jefferson, and Henry Raab as District #118 National Schools of Character.
For more information, read the article in the News Democrat
2016-17 District Calendar
#118 Jazz Band Wins Big!
This weekend the #118 Jazz Ensemble competed in the Illinois State Jazz Invitational. The band represented our district well.For the 2nd year in a row, the band took 1st place in the Junior High division. In addition, the #118 Jazz Combo competed in the High School Division. They won 1st place!!
The Belleville District 118 PTA Council is selling St. Louis Cardinals baseball game tickets as a fundraiser to replace the annual school picnic. CLICK HERE for more information and an order form. Tickets sales are open to anyone. We do have a limited number of tickets. Therefore, it will be on a first come, first served basis.
Abraham Lincoln Recognized as 2016 Illinois State School of Character
Congratulations to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School who has been named as a 2016 Illinois State School of Character! This is an amazing accomplishment for this school, especially since they are one of only two schools in Illinois to receive this recognition this year. Their application has been forwarded to Washington D.C. for consideration in the National Schools of Character program. We believe Abraham Lincoln to have strong credentials and has a great chance of receiving the National recognition.
The District #118 STEM fair is a night of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math that allows students to Explore, Research and Investigate. The possibilities are limitless. Work as a collaborative group or individually in any area of the Fair. Options include:
Traditional Science Fair, Art/Science, Inventions and Math projects. For more information or to sign up go to our STEM Night Webpage at: