Top of PageSchool HistoryThe first school, consisting of one room, was built in 1880. By 1960, eight additional classrooms and a basement were added. In 1967, six more rooms and a multi-purpose room were added. In 1992, the new gym and two classrooms were added and extensive remodeling was completed.
In April, 2001, the community voted to help High Mount expand the school. This expansion provided needed space for the growing student population, storage areas, and allowed for enhancements to the curriculum.
In 2003, great things happened again. Construction of a new wing began. We now have new and additional classrooms, band/chorus music room, science laboratory and new offices. In 2006 we installed an electronic marquee and constructed a new main entry-way.
Academic ProgramsHigh Mount School provides an educational program for Pre-K through 8th grade students.
Along with standard teaching policies, we also provide heavy emphasis on developing strong phonics skills. Our standard curriculum also includes art, physical education, library, and music classes. Each classroom is equipped with computers to help our students become familiar with current technology.
Grades five through eight rotate to different classrooms for several specific subjects. This departmentalized system allows us to ensure our students receive the best qualified teacher for each subject.
Because of our faculty's teamwork and commitment, our students are known to graduate with a great level of confidence. Because of this confidence, our students make the transition into high school quite easily.
Special Academic ActivitiesSome of the special academic activities that we offer include:
| Accelerated Reader Program|| Band (5 - 8)|
| Chess Team|| Chorus (7-8)|
| Math Team (competitive)|| Scholar Bowl|
| Spelling Bee (Conference & STL)|| Student Council|
| Yearbook Committee|| Junior Optimists|
| National Junior Honor Society|| Art History |
Sports High Mount also supports the following team oriented sports:
| Baseball (boys)|| Basketball (boys/girls)|
| Cheerleading (girls)|| Soccer (Co-ed) (7-8)|
| Softball|| Track (Co-ed)|
| Volleyball (boys/girls)
Special ServicesHigh Mount is pleased to offer our students extended services as needed in the areas of reading, speech, and social work. We also offer special education classes and work in conjunction with Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative.
Because we understand that parent schedules can be hectic, we offer before school and after school extended care programs.
Faculty/TeachersHigh Mount concentrates on providing a family-type atmosphere our students enjoy. We are committed to providing each of our student strong educational and emotional support throughout the entire school year to help each of them achieve a higher level of education.
Our staff demonstrates their dedication and commitment by taking the initiative to expand and refine their knowledge, skill and performance in order to increase their academic excellence.