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Our Mission

Through innovation and a variety of opportunity, Belleville District #201 will provide a diverse student body with a quality education and lifelong skills necessary to address individual, local, and global challenges.

Student Performance


Attendance Rate


Percentage of students who take one or more early college courses

Average Class Size



Student : Teacher Ratio

20 : 1

Student : Certified Staff Ratio

12 : 1

Student : Administrator Ratio

191 : 1


Teachers have a Master's Degree or Higher

Student Enrollment Totals


  • 44% 44%


  • 52% 52%


  • 4% 4%

District Total

  • 100% 100%

The Center for Academic and Vocational Excellence in Belleville Township High School District #201 is a state of the art facility designed to meet the needs of District #201 students and our community. Our facility offers in-demand vocational programs so that students can take advanced courses beyond what are offered on the main campuses. Students graduate with college credit and are ready to embark on their chosen career pathway. The CAVE is home to the district’s alternative education center and our esports studio. The CAVE is also a field house for our many sports and activities, with indoor tennis courts, an indoor turf practice field, batting cages, a dance studio, and golf simulator.

Students Going On For Post-Secondary Training


4-Year Institutions


2-Year Institutions


Vocational Schools



2022 Scholarships Awarded:

Over $18,500,000

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Employees are recruited, screened and hired by the Human Resources Department. The office maintains employment records for all certified, non-certified and substitute personnel. Employment policies and benefits are facilitated through this office. Transcript evaluation and approval of continuing and graduate education courses for district personnel are also the responsibility of the Human Resources Department.

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Have you gotten your school physical yet this year? Schedule one today at the new District 201 Health Clinic. Elementary students will receive a free backpack and school supplies while they last! Just call (618) 222-3910 to schedule your appointment for this week! ...

Happy Graduation Day to our BTHS 201 Class of 2024! 🎓 ...

26 of our graduating seniors have remained at the top of their class all 4 years and are walking across the stage tomorrow with a cumulative 5.0 GPA. What an amazing accomplishment! ...

This morning prior to Bridges Graduation, Assistant Superintendent Melissa Taylor was honored for her upcoming retirement. She was presented with a bench built by District 201 CAVE students, adorned with flowers from Bridges students, in front of the building project that she inspired and worked to fund. The plaque reads "Dedicated to Melissa Taylor...Thank you for your years of leadership, inspiration, and dedication to District #201." ...

Our senior class has collectively been awarded $23,449,796 in scholarship money. We are so proud of our Lancers and Maroons and can’t wait to see the amazing things you accomplish in the future. ...

It’s graduation week! We are so proud of our District 201 seniors and all of their accomplishments. Did you know that we have 97 Illinois State Scholars in the class of 2024? Congrats to all! ...

Our culinary program is growing! Keep your eyes peeled for fantastic eats from District 201! 🍴 ...

This past Saturday, our District Esports Team became sectional champions! We wish good luck to Coach Hawkins and the CAVE Dwellers as they compete in the State Championship this weekend in Chicago. ...

Check out our district office lit up for autism awareness. BTHS District 201 participated in “Light It Up Blue” for Autism, an initiative to spread awareness and celebrate the unique talents of individuals with autism and bring attention to these individual’s needs. Our district proudly serves over 100 students on the autism spectrum, and we celebrate and appreciate their contributions to our community. ...

Learn from our Belleville East and West Chess Team Coaches! This summer, our coaches are offering a chess clinic suitable for beginners and those who want to advance their skills. Sign up for our clinic July 8 – 12 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The cost is $75 for the whole week and registration is open to students entering grades 5-11 next school year! Find our more and sign up at ...

We are excited to announce that on April 8th, during the 6th-hour, the Belleville East & West Science Departments will be hosting an outdoor solar eclipse viewing event. This rare celestial phenomenon presents a unique opportunity for us to observe the wonders of the universe right from our own school grounds with the sun, moon, and Earth in alignment. ...

TOMORROW NIGHT: The Belleville East & West Performing Arts Groups invite you to their final local performance for their end of season showcase featuring their combined indoor drumline, 4 high school winter guards, and junior high Beautiful City Independent. The program will last about an hour and admission is donation only. ...

The CAVE offers courses for BTHS 201 students looking for the next level in their vocational classes.

In Machining & Metalworking, 11th and 12th Graders learn all about precision metal work by working with lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and more at an advanced level that can translate into a career in the machining industry.

Students can ask their school counselors about their eligibility to take CAVE courses. 9th and 10th graders are offered introductory courses on East and West campus to build their essential skills before starting CAVE coursework. Learn more about the CAVE at:

The principal`s office is waiting for you! Apply to our Assistant Principal position and take the next step in your career path! ...

Upgrade your title from teacher to Assistant Principal this upcoming school year! Learn more and apply at: ...

Debate is a competitive team which travels both locally and to Chicago for competitions. Debaters must write, practice, and argue a case on a number of issues of controversy. Recently, BTHS students won awards at both the Novice and Varsity state tournaments.

Know a student that may be interested in debate? Get in touch with the team sponsor to get started!
West: Mr. Hentze
East: Mr. Blasdel

BTHS District 201 welcomes you to join our team! We are looking for an Assistant Principal for the 2024-2025 school year. Build positive relationships with students and staff, and nuture passions for learning. Apply for the position at: ...