La Clede High School

La Clede School Building 2015
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Now a Private Residence

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


We kknow the kids of La Clede High School participated in the sport of boys basketball. It is likely that baseball and track were offered as well. We are searching for the La Clede High School team nickname, uniform colors, and school fight song as well as the coaches names and season records in the school’s history.


The La Clede High School boys played basketball, participating in the annual IHSA state tournament for many years. A website with the address of provides scores for the IHSA tournament beginning at the District level. The following result was located for La Clede High School.

Effingham District Tournament – 1935

Beecher City 39, La Clede 16 (1st Round)

Please contact us if you have any further information regarding La Clede High School athletics.


We are confident school dances, plays, chorus, band, graduation ceremonies and a host of other activities were offered at La Clede High School.


Please contact us at if you have any further information regarding

La Clede High School. You can also contact us via real mail at the following address:

IHSGD Website

6439 N. Neva Ave.

Chicago, Il.    60631 

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