Lenzburg High School

The History of Lenzburg High School

Lenzburg (population 577) is located in far southwestern Illinois in the southeastern portion of St. Clair County. Lenzburg is about 35 miles southeast of East St. Louis. Illinois Route 13 is the main roadway to and from Lenzburg. Nashville Road, Waterloo Road, Winter Road, and North Lenzburg Road all meet in the town of Lenzburg. The Illinois Central Railroad also passes through Lenzburg.

We have been hard-pressed to locate information regarding the town of Lenzburg and the former Lenzburg High School. We only know that Lenzburg High School once existed because of the web address http://sites.google.com/site/xtmi2000/ . This site lists basketball scores from the IHSA Tournaments of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. In 1936 Lenzburg High School competed in the Coulterville District Tourney.

We do know that the kids of Lenzburg today attend school in nearby Marissa. If you have any further information about the history of the town of Lenzburg and its former high school, please write to us via the means listed at the bottom of this page.

Lenzburg High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                          late 1800s?

Year closed:                           late 1940s?

Consolidated to:                      Marissa High School

Lenzburg HS team nickname:  ??

Lenzburg HS team colors:       ??

Lenzburg HS fight song:          ??


We know that the Lenzburg High School boys competed in basketball. The boys of 1935-36 competed in the Coulterville District Tourney, losing to DeSoto High School in the first round. We are searching for team records, coaches names, team nickname (Lions?), uniform colors, and school fight song. It is likely the boys competed in baseball and possibly track as well.


If you have any information on other activities such as band, chorus, plays, FFA, FHA, GAA, and the like, please contact us so we can share it on this page.


We are hopeful an area enthusiast can “fill in the blanks” regarding the Lenzburg High School successes and history.  We are always in need of photos and information on the great teams.  If you wish to help us out please complete a Guest Commentary Form.  You may also e-mail us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net or write us at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva Ave.

Chicago, Il.    60631

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