District 7 facilities include twelve schools and the central administrative office (Hadley House), and total more than one million square feet. The district’s facilities are located on approximately 265 acres of land, including the 47-acre sports complex on Center Grove Road.

District 7 has seen continued growth and with that growth came a shortage of space. In November 1993, District 7 voters passed a referendum to build a new high school. In August of 1997, District 7 opened the new Edwardsville High School, which serves grades 9-12. The old high school became Edwardsville Middle School (grades 6 - 8), and the remaining elementary buildings and the old junior high were re-configured into primary and intermediate attendance centers. The primary attendance centers include Hamel School (grades K-3), Midway School (grades K-3), Nelson School (grades K-2), Leclaire School (grades K-2), and Glen Carbon School (grades K-2). The intermediate centers include Worden School (grades 4-5), Columbus School (grades 3-5), and Woodland School (grades 3-5).

In 2001, District 7 passed a referendum to build an additional middle school on Goshen Road. In the fall of 2003, the District opened Liberty Middle School, which is located in the eastern corridor of the District. Liberty joins Lincoln Middle School (formerly known as Edwardsville Middle School), located on the west side of the district, to serve the District’s grade 6-8 student population

School Plant and Facilities

Safety Requirements. All buildings are periodically inspected for any conditions that are not in compliance with the Illinois Office of Education and the Building Officials Code Administrators (BOCA) codes. Specialists test for air and water quality. Fire, tornado, and earthquake drills are practiced on a regular basis.

Life Safety The Life Safety Code set by the Illinois State Board of Education requires that all schools meet certain construction and safety specifications. Such specifications include heating, ventilation, lighting, plumbing, and fire safety. Since District 7 buildings range from two to 100 years old, much work has been necessary to bring them up to life safety regulations. The District has tackled the work in phases, with Phases 1 and 2 completed. The District has expended $19. 6 million on life safety improvements from the summer of 1996 through October 2004.

Maintenance Supervision The Director of Buildings and Grounds has an office in Lincoln Middle School. The District now has space for a warehouse to save on purchasing costs. The maintenance staff includes 75 full-time employees.

Community Use Of Facilities Community groups are encouraged to use the District’s buildings and grounds when not in use for regular school instruction and programming. Anyone wishing to use a facility at the elementary schools or the middle schools should contact the building principal. Use of Edwardsville High School and the Sports Complex is scheduled by the Athletic Director’s office at 656-7100, ext. 20213.


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Edwardsville School District #7 • 708 St. Louis St. • Edwardsville • IL • 62025 • (618) 656-1182
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