EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Five East St. Louis elementary schools will close next year, according to a release from the district on Thursday.
District 189 has been plagued with declining enrollment and a decifit of about $12 million.
The district has set up boundaries indicating where students will go next year and says it is trying to minimize disruption to the learning environment.
District officials say populations will not split up and the students will attend school with their current classmates.
The district says the average class size ratio of 25 students to one teacher in grades one through five will remain the same.
The schools scheduled to close are:
CLOSING: A.M. JACKSON
2700 Summit Avenue
1915 North 55th
2601 Bond Avenue
558 North 27th Street
1300 Broadway Avenue
1835 Tudor Avenue
CLOSING: MILES DAVIS
725 North 15th Street
1516 Gross Avenue
4901 Market Street
7710 State Street