Primary & Secondary Education

There are six public school districts with award-winning schools in Belleville. These six districts include 14 public elementary schools, four junior high schools and middle schools and two high schools. In addition, Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative serves students with special needs from 23 school districts. Belleville public schools boast award-winning students, faculty and staff. Belleville schools have won National Blue Ribbon School Awards, Saturn Awards for Board of Education/Teacher Collaboration, and have been recognized as both National and State Schools of Character. Educators have won Barack Obama Library Awards, Illinois Coach of the Year Awards and many others.

There are also several private schools in Belleville, including Catholic and Lutheran grade schools and a Catholic High School. Governor French Academy is another private school in Belleville that provides a coeducational, college-preparatory school for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, Menta Academy of Belleville works closely with Belleville public schools to provide a K-12 educational program that meets the unique needs of special education students.

The St. Clair County Regional Office of Education offers a complete list of all schools in St. Clair County, including those located in Belleville. For more information, call (618) 825-3900 or visit

Below is a list of primary and secondary educational institutions in Belleville.

High Schools

Althoff Catholic High School
5401 W. Main St.
Belleville | (618) 235-1100

Belleville Public School District #201

Belleville East High School
(618) 222-3700
2555 West Blvd., Belleville

Belleville West High School
4063 Frank Scott Pkwy. W
Belleville | (618) 222-7500

Governor French Academy
219 W. Main St.
Belleville | (618) 233-7542

Elementary/Middle/Junior High Schools

Belle Valley School District #119

Belle Valley School
2465 Amann Dr.
Belleville | (618) 236-5200

Belleville School District #118

Abe Lincoln School
820 Royal Heights Rd.
Belleville | (618) 233-2414

Central Jr. High School
1801 Central School Rd.
Belleville | (618) 233-5377

Douglas School
125 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville | (618) 233-2417

Franklin School
301 N. 2nd St.
Belleville | (618) 233-2413

Henry Raab School
1120 Union Ave.
Belleville | (618) 234-4330

Jefferson School
1400 N. Charles St.
Belleville | (618) 233-3798

Roosevelt School
700 W. Cleveland Ave.
Belleville | (618) 233-1608

Union School
20 S 27th St.
Belleville | (618) 233-4132

Washington School
400 S. Charles St.
Belleville | (618) 277-2017

Westhaven School
118 Westhaven School Rd.
Belleville | (618) 257-9201

West Jr. High School
840 Royal Heights Rd.
Belleville | (618) 234-8200

Catholic Elementary Schools

Blessed Sacrament
8809 W. Main St.
Belleville | (618) 397-1111

Notre Dame Academy –Cathedral Campus
200 S 2nd St.
Belleville | (618) 233-6414

Notre Dame Academy – St. Augustine Campus
1900 W. Belle St.
Belleville | (618) 234-4958

Our Lady Queen of Peace
5915 N. Belt W
Belleville | (618) 234-1206

St. Teresa
1108 Lebanon Ave.
Belleville | (618) 235-4066

Governor French Academy
219 W. Main St.
Belleville | (618) 233-7542

Harmony-Emge School District #175

Ellis Elementary
250 Illini Dr.
Belleville | (618) 538-6114

Emge Junior High
7401 Westchester Dr.
Belleville | (618) 397-6557

Signal Hill School District #181

Whiteside School District #115
Whiteside Elementary
2028 Lebanon Ave.
Belleville | (618) 239-0000

Whiteside Middle School
111 Warrior Wy.
Belleville | (618) 239-0000

Zion Lutheran School
1810 McClintock Ave.
Belleville | (618) 234-0275

Education Resources

Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative (BASSC)
2411 Pathways Crossing
Belleville | (618) 355-5981

St. Clair County Regional Office of Education

The St. Clair County Regional Office of Education offers a complete list of all schools in St. Clair County, including those located in Belleville.

1000 S. Illinois St.
Belleville | (618) 825-3900

For more information, visit: Belleville higher education opportunities

Lindenwood University – Belleville

Lindenwood University-Belleville is a four-year university that has grown by leaps and bounds since opening its doors in 2003. In addition to continually strengthening its academic offerings, the university has also engaged in an aggressive campus restoration campaign. Having invested more than $15 million in renovations to the former Belleville West High School, Lindenwood University-Belleville has truly committed itself to the Greater Belleville community.

With a focus on academics, athletics, and the arts, Lindenwood University-Belleville is expanding degree and athletic programs, housing facilities, and other services available to students, as well as continuing to foster a strong relationship with the community.

Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) is the largest community college in the state outside of Chicago. SWIC provides affordable, high-quality education to 26,000 students annually though campuses in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud, and more than 20 off-campus sites including Scott Air Force Base.

Serving the area since 1946, SWIC remains committed to providing students the best possible opportunities to achieve their highest potential in college, in the workplace and in life. The college takes pride in its Industrial Technology Center, Aviation Maintenance Technology Hangar, PPG Automotive Collision Repair Center, Programs and Services for Older Persons facility, and the William & Florence Schmidt Art Center.

Nearby Colleges

Benedictine University at Springfield

Benedictine University at Springfield is a progressive liberal arts university offering an assortment of degree programs, including graduate and undergraduate courses in business; fine arts; the natural, life and computational sciences; as well as humanities.

Benedictine University at Springfield’s accredited courses of study offer exceptional academic as well as practicum experience in core curricular areas, preparing students to excel as lifelong leaders and learners in both their scholarly disciplines and professional fields of study.

McKendree University

Founded in 1828 in Lebanon, Illinois, McKendree has been meeting higher education needs longer than any other college or university in the state. While maintaining its reputation for delivering a high quality, undergraduate education, McKendree’s growing graduate program offers degrees in education, business administration, nursing, and professional counseling.

An enhanced academic reputation has accompanied the university’s growth. McKendree attracts an academically talented student body and was recognized for having one of the most ethnically and racially diverse undergraduate student bodies among regional colleges in the Midwest. Twenty-five states and eleven countries are represented on the Lebanon campus.

SLU-School for Professional Studies

The School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University School offers affordable degree completion options for busy adults. With more than 20 online bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs, SLU for Busy Adults provides the flexibility and convenience you need to complete your degree from Illinois or anywhere in the world.

In a dual-enrollment arrangement with SWIC, SLU allows students to earn an associate degree from SWIC and a Bachelor’s degree from SLU simultaneously.

SIU Edwardsville

SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Webster University at SAFB

Webster University at Scott Air Force Base offers top graduate degrees and certificates to military personnel and civilians and flexible course schedules with nine-week terms and evening classes. The University personalizes education to meet specific goals and schedule demands while maintaining full-time employment or actively serving in the military.