• Alonzo Nelson, Principal


    A Message to Our Flyer Families...

    We are excited to personally reconnect with our families and start this academic year off with our best foot forward! New and exciting things are happening here at East Saint Louis High School and we hope to provide the best educational experiences possible while following CDC Guidelines. The staff and faculty members are making every effort to ensure quality instruction as well as a welcoming environment. We are so happy you're here!





    2021-2022 IHSA 3A Boys’ Basketball Sectional Champions
    Congratulations to the Flyers Boys’ Basketball Team! The team was named the 2021-2022 IHSA Class 3A Sectional Champions. The Flyers Basketball Team will compete this Monday, March 7, 2022, at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Illinois in the Super-Sectional game. Tickets may be purchased online for $10.00. All spectators must have a ticket to enter the game. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Class 3A will compete following the Class 2A game. Good Luck to the Flyers Boys’ Basketball Team, Coach Chambers and the Coaching Staff. All Gas and No Brakes!

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    Honors and Awards

    Congratulations to the Flyers Class of 2022 President Cynthia Taylor-Cutler, the 2022 Racial Harmony Award Recipient. Cynthia was recognized at the annual virtual awards ceremony on Sunday, February 27, 2022. The theme for the program was Sowing Seeds of Peace”. Celebrating Our Differences. Establishing Common Ground." Cynthia was recommended for the award by the ESLSHS Administration for her leadership, kindness and goodwill while serving as the president of the senior class. We are so proud of her accomplishments.

    Class of 2022 Athletic Recognition

    Congratulations to the Flyers’ Class of 2022 Football Team Members. Please join us as we celebrate their commitment to the colleges and universities for the upcoming academic year. Kudos to Coach Sunkett and his entire Flyers’ Football Team Coaching Staff. Job Well Done!

    2021-2022 3A Boys’ Basketball Regional Champions

    Congratulations to the Flyers Boys’ Basketball Team! The team is the 2021-2022 3A Regional Champions. Good luck as you advance to the Sectionals Competition this week. Way to Go Coach Chambers and the Flyers’ Boys’ Basketball Coaching Staff.

    College and Career Success at East St. Louis Sr. High School

    The Class of 2020 has currently earned $11,179,800 in scholarship totals. Of this class, 100% applied to at least five colleges, military or trade schools, and 97.45% were accepted to a four-year or two-year college, military or trade school. Eastside celebrated 9 students who earned both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) through the Running Start program. An additional 20 seniors completed a math transition course (Intermediate Algebra) designed to ensure they will not have to take a remedial math course in college.

    In 2019, 100% of 12th-grade students applied to at least five colleges, military, or trade schools; 100% of the class of 2019 was accepted to a four-year or two-year college, military or trade school. The Class of 2019 earned over $12 million in scholarship totals. 



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  • Key Back to School Information

    School begins August 15, 2022! Please carefully read key details such as information about school uniforms and supplies as well as calendar details here. Please note - every Wednesday is an early release day!

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  • Return to Learn Plan & ESSER III Plan

    Please review our Return to Learn Plan and ESSER III Plan. We value the feedback received from students, parents and community stakeholders.

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  • Join Our Team!

    East St. Louis School District 189 may have the perfect career opportunity for you! Check out our current job openings on our website. School District 189 offers: * Competitive pay! *Best insurance benefits! *Higher pay with experience! *One-time stipend for teachers hired in the areas of math, science or foreign language!

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  • East St. Louis School District 189's Discipline Improvement Plan

    East St. Louis School District 189 has worked diligently to develop a discipline improvement plan. Please click the read more link to access the document.

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  • COVID Data Dashboard, Weekly COVID Testing and Test To Stay Program

    Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. School District 189 is participating in the Test to Stay program in partnership with the CDC, IDPH, and East Side Health District. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test is also available weekly to test students or staff for COVID to promote a safe learning environment.

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  • Help Is Available

    Many of us may need additional emotional or mental health support. Help is available.

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  • Need Help? Resources for You

    There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.

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  • SHINE189 Newsletter

    Be sure to review the SHINE189 Newsletter for School Year 2020-2021. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!

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