Dundas High School

The History of Dundas High School

Dundas (polulation approximately 300) is located in southeastern Illinois in the north-central portion of Richland County. The town was platted in 1877 however is not recognized as an official Illinois village. It is located on Dundas Lane just east of Illinois Route 130. The Indiana HI-Rail Railroad once traveled through Dundas as well, however the railway was discontinued in the 1990s. Dundas sits about 8 miles north of the county seat of Olney.

The history of the town of Dundas and its former school system are in need of research.  We are certain that Dundas High School existed for a period of time in the town.  We believe it to have been established in the late 1800s, however this may not have occurred until the early 1900s.

Dundas High School served the town and surrounding farm kids for several years.  We do know that it was at the end of the 1941 school year that Dundas High School closed her doors.  The kids of Dundas now attend high school in Olney at East Richland High School.

The fate of the Dundas High School building is being sought.

Dundas High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                         late 1800s / early 1900s

Year closed:                          1941

Consolidated to:                     (Olney) East Richland High School

Dundas HS team nickname:    unavailable

Dundas HS team colors:         unavailable

Dundas HS Fight Song:          unavailable


According to records of the Midland Trail Conference, Dundas High School was a member from the 1930s until the school closed in 1941.  We believe the boys competed in baseball, basketball, and track. We are in search of the school team nickname, team colors, school fight song, and records of any of the DHS teams.  Coach’s names and individual accomplishments are also welcome.

Boys Basketball

We were able to locate some scores for Dundas High School found on the webite titled “Illinois Post Season Basketball Scores“.The scores of these games are as follows:

1934 Robinson District Tournament

1st Round – Flat Rock 30, Dundas 28

Flat Rock lost in semi-final game.

1935 Newton District Tournament

1st Round – Oblong 51, Dundas 16

Oblong won District title.

1936 Bridgeport District Tournament

1st Round – Flat Rock 43, Dundas 19

Flat Rock lost in semi-final round.

This is the extent of the scores we were able to locate involving Dundas High School on this site.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Other activities such as school plays, FFA, FHA, GAA, band, and chorus may also have been a very important part of the Dundas High School student experience.  Please contact us if you have information on these activities as well.

If You Have Any Information You Wish to Share:

Especially a photo of the high school building, please contact us by e-mail at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net .  You can also mail items to us at:

IHSGD Website

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago, Il.  60631


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