|The History of Jonesboro High School
Jonesboro (population 1,838) is located in far southern Illinois in central Union County. Illinois Route 127 is the main roadway leading to and from Jonesboro. The Dutch Creek flows by the southside of town. The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad travels alongside Route 127 through Jonesboro. A brief history of the town is found at http://www.shawneeheartland.com/towns.html . According to the Shawnee Heartland website, Jonesboro was originally settled in 1818 and is one of the oldest towns in Illinois.
A school system for Jonesboro students was begun in the early to mid 1800s. A high school was in place by the 1870s. Jonesboro High School served the community until 1918. It was in this early year that the residents could foresee the benefit of consolidating the three school districts within the mile radius of their town. Jonesboro High School consolidated its efforts with Anna High School and Union High School to form the Anna-Jonesboro Community School District. Union High School Campus in Anna provided the original facilities for the high school of the Anna-Jonesboro School District. More on the early history of the Anna-Jonesboro School District can be read at the following website address:
The fate of the original Jonesboro High School building is being sought.
Jonesboro High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s
Year closed: 1918
Consolidated to: Anna-Jonesboro Community High School
Jonesboro HS team nickname: unavailable
JHS team colors: unavailable
JHS School Fight Song: unavailable