Belleville High School-East

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Belleville High School-East
Location
2555 West Boulevard
Belleville, Illinois

United States
Coordinates 38°31′07″N 89°57′00″W / 38.51861°N 89.95000°W / 38.51861; -89.95000Coordinates: 38°31′07″N 89°57′00″W / 38.51861°N 89.95000°W / 38.51861; -89.95000
Information
Type Public
Established 1966
School district Belleville Township High School District 201
Principal Stephanie Posey
Faculty 117.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,674[1] (2006–07)
Student to teacher ratio 22.9:1[1]
Color(s) Columbia Blue, Navy Blue and White
Athletics conference Southwestern Conference
Mascot Lancer
Website

Belleville High School East is a public high school in Belleville, Illinois that is part of Belleville Township High School District.

History[edit]

Prior to 1966, Belleville Township School District operated only one school, Belleville Township High School, which was the old Belleville West campus (a new campus has since been built). The growth of the district, however, prompted the local board of education to construct a new campus and divide the student body between the two schools. The new campus was built in a college format with many different buildings. The newly commissioned Belleville Area College (now Southwestern Illinois College) occupied half of the campus while the new high school occupied the other. However, enrollment in the school increased rapidly and the college was forced to move to a new location. Major renovations were completed in 2009. These included new landscaping, more classrooms, remodeled classrooms and buildings, new lockers, and a new cafeteria.[2]

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Belleville High School-east". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-10-20. Students: 2,674 (2006-2007) 
  2. ^ Cousins, Scott. "Renovations nearly complete at Belleville East". Suburban Journals. Retrieved 23 July 2012.