The History of Mounds High School
Mounds (population 1,117) is located in far southern Illinois in south central Pulaski County. Mounds is about 5 miles north of Cairo, 2 1/2 miles northwest of the Ohio River, and 3 miles northeast of the Mississippi River. Do you realize how far south we are talking now? Woooweee! Old Highway 51 is the main roadway traveling through town and Interstate Highway 57 runs past the east edge of town. The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad runs past the west side of town as well.
Mounds High School was probably established in the early 1900s. Mounds High School served the town of Mounds for about six decades. After the graduation of the Class of 1964 the high schools of Mounds and Mounds Douglass joined forces with, we believe, Mound City and Mound City Lovejoy high schools, to create Mounds Meridian High School.
Mounds Meridian High School is located in Mounds. We are not sure if the original Mounds High School building is still in use for thiis capacity or is even still standing. Please contact us if you can help clarify the information regarding the schools of Mounds, Mounds Douglass, Mound City, and Mound City Lovejoy.
An EXCELLENT website regarding the history of Mounds High School can be viewed at www.MoundsRailroaders.com. The site was sent to us by Margaret Grace and does a great job providing a massive amount of information and photos on Mounds and its former high school!
Mounds High School Quick Facts
Year opened: early 1900s
Year closed: 1964
Consolidated to: Mounds Meridian High School
Mounds HS nickname: the “Railroaders”
Mounds HS team colors: Purple, Gold, & White
School Fight Song: unavailable