Belleville High School-West

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Belleville Township High School-West
4063 Frank Scott Parkway
Belleville, Illinois 62223
United States
School type Public Secondary
Motto Maroon Way: Respectful Responsible and Kind
Opened 1916
School district Belleville Township District 201
Superintendent Jeff Dosier
Principal Rich Mertens
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,182 (2014-15)[1]
Nickname Maroons
Newspaper Hy-News
Yearbook Bellevinois

Belleville Township High School West (also known as Belleville West) is a public comprehensive high school in Belleville, Illinois that is part of Belleville Township High School District 201.


The Maroons, as West teams are known, compete in the Southwestern Conference The sports at West are divided into three separate seasons - held respectively during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Each season has its own individual and team sports which begin with a try-out session and an introductory night of activities and ends with an awards ceremony. A season lasts for approximately 3 months. The sports within a season are organized by teams, usually based on age and athletic ability, with the varsity designation as the highest level. Athletics at Belleville West are governed by the by-laws of the Illinois High School Association.


Fine and performing arts[edit]

Little Theatre is an organization that promotes theatrical events on the Belleville West campus. The group sponsors monthly informational meetings, social events, and a spring honors reception. The theater always puts on a total of five plays per year. These include a fall play, a children's play, a musical, and contest play in the second semester. There is an evening of one-acts every year as well for freshmen and sophomores.

Hy News[edit]

The Belleville West Hy News has been reporting the news of Belleville Township High School and then Belleville West High School for over 80 years. This student publication is a co-curricular activity, produced by its 38-member staff, which includes freshmen through seniors.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Belleville High School-West". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 30, 2017.