The History of Carpentersville Irving Crown High School
Carpentersville (population 30,586) is located in the northeastern portion of Illinois. Carpentersville is situated in the far northeast corner of Kane County. Illinois Route 25 is the main roadway through Carpentersville, connecting it to Interstate Highway 90 just three miles to the south. Illinois Route 31 also passes through town while Route 68 brushes its southern border. The Fox River flows to the west of town.
A nice history of the town of Carpentersville can be viewed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpentersville,_Illinois . In summary the article points out that Carpentersville was first settled in the late 1830s by two brothers with the last name of Carpenter. They named the area Carpenter’s Grove. In 1851 the land was platted for a town and the town was named Carpentersville. The town was officially incorporated in 1887.
According to another Wikipedia source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee-Crown_High_School) the Carpentersville area supported one high school, that of Dundee Community High School, from 1874 until 1964. It was in that year that the population of the area forced a second high school to be opened. Irving Crown High School was opened to accommodate this population boom.
Carpentersville and the surrounding towns of East Dundee, West Dundee, Algonquin, and Sleepy Hollow supported Dundee Community High School and Irving Crown High School for twenty years. Declining school enrollment led to the decision that only one high school was needed for the area. In 1983 Dundee Community High School and Irving Crown High School were closed and merged into one high school.
Dundee-Crown High School was the name given to the “new” high school of Carpentersville. Dundee Crown High School continues to serve the high school-aged students in the area today.
To view an excellent website that includes information on Dundee and Irving Crown High Schools check out www.dundeehs.com , submitted to us by webmaster Annie Bahnmiller!
Carpentersville Irving Crown High School Quick Facts
Year opened: 1964
Year closed: 1983
Consolidated to: Carpentersville Dundee Crown High School
Irving Crown HS team nickname: the “Vikings”
Irving Crown HS team colors: Royal Blue & White
Irving Crown HS FIght Song: “Cheer for the Vikings of Crown High School”
Courtesy of ANNIE BAHNMILLER
Cheer for the team