708, 2020

August 7 Parent Message

Good afternoon.  This is Dr. Brian Mentzer with a very important message from Belleville Township High School District #201.

We have been in constant communication with our local health officials and have explained from the very beginning that we would follow their guidance.

Today– Friday, August 7, 2020, our local health department strongly encouraged schools to begin the year remotely.  This was based on changes in two specific areas.  First, the positivity rate across the county has steadily risen in recent days.  Second, the positivity rate among our school age children has also increased significantly in recent days.   These two specific trends contributed to the health department’s statement to begin remotely.  We appreciate their leadership and value their guidance.

I want to emphasize that our schools are, and will continue to be ready, when in-person instruction is permitted.  We will determine a timeline to implement our plan for a return to in-person instruction in conjunction with the health department.    We anticipate our remote learning to continue until at least September 11.  We will continue to evaluate and collaborate prior to making any further announcements.  We understand that this announcement will be met with differing reactions, but we will remain consistent in our support of our local health officials.  We commend our professional staff for their commitment to our return to school.

The first day for online instruction will be Monday, August 17.  Please stay tuned for additional announcements early next week from your school.

Thank you.

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Belleville West Campus


4063 Frank Scott Parkway West
Belleville, IL 62223

Belleville West is a state of the art high school built on 126 acres south of Route 15 on Frank Scott Parkway West. The campus consists of a 360,000 sq. ft. educational facility, a football/soccer stadium *with brand new turf* encircled by an all-weather 8 lane track, athletic facilities to accommodate tennis, softball, baseball, soccer, cross country and physical education.

The educational facility contains a performing arts center, computer labs and numerous career and technology labs, in addition to classrooms that meet the educational curriculum of the district.

Along with an outstanding physical plant, Belleville West is home to a 28-acre prairie grassland and conservation area and two wetland cells. Understanding the need to promote conservation, Belleville West offers opportunities for students to participate in hands-on, real world activities in science.

The Bridges Connections Program adjacent to the main campus offers transition skills instruction for students ages 18 to 21 with developmental disabilities.

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All students average A.C.T. score:

20.4 District

Attendance Rate: 93.1%

Students going on for post-secondary training:

2-year Institutions: 33%

4-year Institutions: 47%

Military: 1.5%

Vocational Schools: 2.5%

National Merit Student Finalists &
Commended Students Average for District: 10 per year

Percentage of Students in Honors Programs: 20%

Belleville East Campus


2555 West Boulevard
Belleville, IL 62221

Belleville East is located on 62.75 acres of majestic wooded land, at the corner of West Boulevard and Carlyle Avenue. This beautiful college-like campus contains 19 instructional buildings, a football/soccer stadium *with brand new turf* encircled by an 8 lane all-weather track and additional athletic facilities to accommodate cross country, baseball, softball and tennis.

The educational facilities include a state of the art performing arts center, cafeteria, computer labs and a variety of classrooms designed to meed the educational curriculum of the district. A media center was completed at the end of the 2009 school year and provides a beautiful educational space for our students.

U.S. News & World Reports awarded Belleville East the bronze medal in its 2008 and 2009 “Best High Schools Search.”

Community Service


Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Blood Drives
Cancer Awareness
Character Education
CharacterPlus Member
Collect Food for Food Pantries
Elementary School Tutoring
Empower Me
For the Cure Events
Key Club / Interact
Military Appreciation Activities
Racial Harmony – Youth Harmony Program
Student Volunteer



Basketball – Girls & Boys
Bowling – Girls & Boys
Football Cheerleading
Competitive Cheerleading – Girls & Boys
Cross Country – Girls & Boys
Dance Team
Golf – Girls & Boys
Soccer – Girls & Boys
Swimming – Girls & Boys
Tennis – Girls & Boys
Track & Field – Girls & Boys
Volleyball – Girls & Boys



Teachers / Counselors – East 155, West 131
Technology – 2
Aides – 71
Nurses – 4
Custodial / Maintenance – 48
Support Staff – 34
Administrators –  15
Average Years of Experience – 14.6 Years
Bachelors Degree – 35.1%
Masters and Above – 64.5%

Total Enrollment – 4,958 Students
East – 2,653
West – 2,305

Pupil : Teacher Ratio – 16.5
Pupil: Administrator Ratio – 371.9

Average Class Size – 18.6 Students

District Highlights

  • 16 Band and Chorus Offerings

  • 10 Theater Productions

  • 87 Student Clubs and Organizations

  • 26 Sports and Athletic Teams

  • OVER $8 Million in Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2013

  • Over 900 Awards and Scholarships

  • 13 Advanced Placement Offerings

  • 20 Dual Credit Offerings

Belleville West

  • 126 Acre Campus at Route 15 and Frank Scott Parkway

  • 360,000 Square Feet

  • Excellent Athletic Facilities

  • Performing Arts Center, Computer Labs, Career and Technical Education Labs

  • 28 Acre Prairie Grassland

  • Bridges Connection Program

Belleville East

  • 63 Acre Campus at Carlyle and West Boulevard

  • 19 Instructional Buildings on a College-Like Campus

  • $38 Million Renovation: Performing Arts Center, Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Career and Technical Education Labs

  • US News and World Report – Bronze Medal “Best High School Search”

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