About District #105
Pontiac-Wm. Holliday District No. 105 is located in Fairview Heights, Illinois. The school district, established in 1861, is compact in size consisting of about 4.5 square miles of area around and including the St. Clair Square Shopping Mall.
The District is a mix of residential (30%) and commercial properties (70%). The district has an equalized assessed value (EAV) of $283,193 which yields a final K-8 school tax rate of $2.4748 per $100 of EAV (2005 rates).
Two schools exist on the same large campus with a parking lot and driveway between the buildings. The facilities are attractive, accessible, well maintained, and functional.Wm. Holliday Elementary School houses approximately 510 PreK-5th grade level students and was originally built in 1959. Since that time, five (5) additions to the building have been made to the complex that now measures approximately 58,628 square feet. In 2005, a 9,503 square foot dome was added to the building.
Pontiac Junior High School houses approximately 250 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in a complex that measures approximately 29,960 square feet and was built in 1976. In 1978, an 11,400 square foot gymnasium (with stage) was added to the building. In 2009, 7 classrooms, a media center and a computer cafe totaling approximately 5,925 square feet were added to the west end of the building and approximately 880 square feet were added to the cafeteria area.
The majority of our students attend Belleville East High School after graduation from Pontiac. Approximately 17% of our students attend O’Fallon High School and live on the east side of the district.
Pontiac-Wm. Holliday District #105 is a member of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Belleville Area Special Services (BASSC) Cooperative, the Illinois Grade School Music Association and the Belle-Fair Conference.
The Belle-Fair Conference is composed of twelve (12) area school districts joining together to provide athletic and scholastic competitions for their children. This wide offering of competitions is available to grades 5-8 within the conference setting.
The District is proud to have a respected, well-trained and proficient staff in all areas of the curriculum. Fifty-eight certified employees and 37 support staff provide services to the students. Over 38% of the teaching staff hold Masters degrees or higher.
1. Full-time, certified employees for:
2. A wide variety of programming for gifted and special education students
3. Liberal and generous students transportation arrangements
4. Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
5. Pontiac-Wm. Holliday Foundation
6. Extended School Program (before and after school)
7. State-of-the-Art computer labs (2)
8. Totally air-conditioned classrooms
9. School Resource Officer (SRO)
10. PDS Program with SIUE
11. Accelerated Reader and Math Programs
12. 2nd Step Violence Prevention Program
13. Student Recognition Programs
14. Opportunities for Student Activities
Basketball (grades 5-8)
Soccer (coed grades 5-8)
Baseball (boys grades 5-8)
Volleyball (girls grades 6-8)
Track (grades 6-8)
Bowling (grades 6-8)
Softball (girls grades 6-8)
Student Council (grades 7-8)
Young Author Program Scholar Bowl (grades 7-8)
Drama (grades 7-8)
Math Club (grades 7-8)