East St. Louis Senior High School

East Saint Louis Senior High School is the only high school located in East St. Louis, Illinois. The school serves about 1,438 students in grades 9 to 12 in the East Saint Louis Public Schools district.[1] It was featured in the Jonathan Kozol book Savage Inequalities. In 1998, East St. Louis Lincoln High School consolidated with East St. Louis High.[2]

East St. Louis Senior High School
4901 State Street


Coordinates38°36′31″N 90°06′12″W / 38.60861°N 90.10333°W / 38.60861; -90.10333Coordinates: 38°36′31″N 90°06′12″W / 38.60861°N 90.10333°W / 38.60861; -90.10333
School districtEast Saint Louis Public Schools
PrincipalValencia Martin
Faculty66.25 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,090 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.45[1]
Color(s)Orange and Blue
SloganAll gas, No breaks
SportsBasketball (men's & women's), Football, Wrestling, Volleyball (men's & women’s) Cheerleading, Track & Field (men's & women's), Baseball, Softball, Tennis
Team nameFlyers/Flyerettes


East St. Louis Senior High School won the 2008 Class 7A football state championship against Geneva High School.[3] The Flyers have a storied history in Illinois high school football, having won the state championship over a half-dozen times and the national championship twice. From 1976 to the beginning of the 1995 season, the Flyers' coach was Bob Shannon. Two years of Flyers football during that period were the subject of a book, The Right Kind of Heroes.

The Flyers compete in the Southwestern Conference.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "East St Louis Senior High School]". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  2. ^ "East St. Louis Lincoln". illinoishsglorydays.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Geneva falls short of first championship bid". Daily Herald. Nov 29, 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  4. ^ "East St. Louis' Miles faces fantastic future". Daily Herald. March 18, 2000.[dead link]

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