East St. Louis Senior High School
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East St. Louis Senior High School
East St. Louis Senior High School Address
4901 State Street
Coordinates 38°36?31?N 90°06?12?W / 38.60861°N 90.10333°W Coordinates: 38°36?31?N 90°06?12?W / 38.60861°N 90.10333°W Information Type Public School district East Saint Louis Public Schools Principal Valencia Martin Faculty 66.25 (on FTE basis)  Grades 9 to 12 Enrollment 1,090 (2018-19)  Student to teacher ratio 16.45  Color(s) Orange and Blue Slogan All gas, No breaks Sports Basketball (men's & women's), Football, Wrestling, Volleyball (men's & women's) Cheerleading, Track & Field (men's & women's), Baseball, Softball, Tennis Mascot Flyer Team name Flyers/Flyerettes 
East Saint Louis Senior High School is the only high school located in East Saint Louis, Illinois. The school serves about 1,438 students in grades 9 to 12 in the East Saint Louis Public Schools district. It was featured in the  Jonathan Kozol book . In 1998, Savage Inequalities East St. Louis Lincoln High School consolidated with East St. Louis High. 
East St. Louis Senior High School won the 2008 Class 7A football state championship against
Geneva High School. 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
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