The History of La Clede High School
La Clede (population approximately 200) is located in southeastern Illinois in the southeastern portion of Fayette County. La Clede is situated about 21 miles southwest of Effingham. Illinois Route 37 is the main roadway that takes you to and from La Clede. County Roads 2900 E, 2850 E,, 950 N, and 970 N all lead to La Clede as well. The Illinois Central Railroad passes through La Clede, as it mirrors Route 37.
The history of the town of La Clede and its former high school have proven difficult to research via the internet. If you have any information regarding the village of La Clede and how it was so named, please contact us via the means listd at the bottom of this article.
We do know that La Clede supported a high school for quite some time. La Clede High School was likely in place in the late 1800s or early 1900s. It was probably a two or three-year high school that was for certain established by the early 1920s. We know that La Clede High School served the community and surrounding farm families through the early 1940s. It was in 1942 that the school districts of Farina, La Clede, and Lone Grove townships joined together to form the La Grove School District. The high school was located in the area’s largest town, Farina.
Farina La Grove High School lasted until 1990 when it merged with nearby Kinmundy-Alma High School. The newly formed South Central School District continues to be located in Farina. There is no longer a school in La Clede, all students attend school in Farina.
La Clede High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: 1942
Consolidated to: Farina La Grove High School
Kids Now Attend: Farina South Central High School
La Clede HS team nickname: unavailable
La Clede HS team colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable