Welcome to South Elementary School!

South Elementary School is one of four schools in the Illinois Valley Central School District. We are proud to serve the educational needs of our students within the Chillicothe community. Approximately 480 students in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade attend South School which also includes the district's kindergarten through 3rd grade life skills and instructional special education programs. South School has two pre-kindergarten classrooms which partner with the Peoria County Bright Futures Program.  Our teaching staff includes physical education, special education, speech, reading, art, technology, and music educators.


Our Mission- To empower students to become lifelong learners who contribute to a diverse world.


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News Bulletins

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive We collected 207 cans in 1 week for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Ice cream was passed out to the winning classes at each grade level. 
    Posted Nov 27, 2017, 5:52 AM by Shaun Grant
  • Olaf visited South School Olaf's new movie which is connected to Coco is now playing at the town theater.  Make sure to put South Schools number on each ticket and enjoy the movie
    Posted Nov 27, 2017, 5:49 AM by Shaun Grant
  • Polar Express
    Posted Nov 27, 2017, 5:37 AM by Shaun Grant
  • Veterans Day for 2nd and 3rd Grade Our students celebrated Veterans Day at the memorial today at 11:00.  They did a great job!
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 12:48 PM by Shaun Grant
  • Principal Book IT Challenge For National Young Readers Week, Book It challenged all principals to read for a whole day.  We dressed in CAMO, had a campfire for s'mores and I was able ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 3:53 AM by Shaun Grant
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