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The History of Du Bois Grade School
Du Bois (population 222) is located in far south-central Illinois in the southeast corner of Washington County. The village sits quietly on County Highway 8 about a quarter-mile east of U.S. Route 51. The Illinois Central Railroad passes through Du Bois as well. Du Bois is located about 15 miles north of its cousin, Du Quoin.
The history of Du Bois and its former educational exploits are in need of research. We are not certain if Du Bois ever supported high school curriculum. We do know that Du Bois hosted a grade school for many years for grades K – 8. A photo of that school is at the top of this page.
A nice page that shares information about Du Bois Schools can be viewed at http://genealogytrails.com/ill/washington/duboisschools.html. The brief article on this page mentions the history of the school system in Du Bois, and has a photo of the graduating 8th grade class of 1950. However, it does not mention the possibility of high school courses ever being offered. Please write to us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast,net if you have information to assist us in our research.
Du Bois School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s
Year closed: early 1970s?
Consolidated to: Nashville School District
Du Bois GS team nickname: unavailable
Du Bois GS team colors: unavailable
Du Bois GS team fight song:: unavailable
While it is possible that Du Bois School once offered high school courses, and subsequently athletics, at this time we have no evidence of this.
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