Rockport High School “Rocks”

Rockport High School Building 1873 – 1938
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Rockport’s Second School Building
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The History of Rockport High School

Rockport (population approximately 150) is located in lower-western Illinios in the west-central portion of Pike County.  Illinios Route 96 is the main roadway leading to and from Rockport. U.S. Route 54 runs about two miles south of town. A large town of note in the area would include Quincy, about 25 miles northwest of Rockport.  The Mississippi River flows about two miles west of Rockport as well. The town is laid out in about a four block square area.

The history of Rockport is needed. We could find very little information on the town of Rockport and its former high school on the internet.  The photos on this page were located on the Illinois Geneology Trails web address of . This small piece of written information states that the building at the top of this page served as the high school and grade school from the early 1870s until it was destroyed by fire in 1938.  A new building was erected and served as the high school and grade school until it closed.

Rockport High School was a three-year school, at least that is what we discovered on one article we found.  It stated that in the 1938-39 school year the school had 30 students.

The Rockport school building built in the 1940s still stands.  A part of the building is used as the town’s post office. The kids of Rockport now attend school as part of the Pittsfield school district.

Rockport High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                    early 1900s?

Year closed:                     late 1940s

Consolidated to:               Pittsfield High School

Rockport HS nickname:    the “Rocks” (1938 Springfield Newspaper article)

Rockport HS team colors: unavailable

School Fight Song:           unavailable

Rockport High School Basketball Team 1938-39
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As you can see by the photo above, as found on the web site address of , and supplied by Billie Browning, the boys of Rockport High School competed in the sport of basketball. It is likely the sports of baseball and track were offered as well. Information regarding the school’s team nickname, uniform colors, season records, coaches names, and other items regarding the athletic program at Rockport High School are welcome.

Boys Basketball

The Rockport High School “Rocks” competed in basketball for certain. The following scores were located on a website titled “Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores.” Please contact us if you have season records, coaches’ names, photos, or other information to share.

1933-34              Pittsfield District Tournament                 Coach’s name & record needed

1st Rd Beat New Salem 14 – 9

                           2nd Rd Beat Perry

                           3rd Rd lost to Kinderhook 35-17

1934-35              Pittsfield District Tournament                 Coach’s name & record needed

1st Rd Pittsfield 64 – 3

Pittsfield won District Tournament

1935-36              Griggsville District Tournament              Coach’s name & record needed

1st Rd lost to Rockport-Atlas 28-22

Final time that Rockport is listed on the site “Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores.”.

1936-37 through closing of school:  Postseason scores, record, and coaches’ names needed.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Band, chorus, school plays, clubs, and banquets were also probably offered at Rockport High School.  Information on these events is welcome too.

Seeking Your Assistance

If you have ANY further information about Rockport High School please share it with us.  Photos and information can be e-mailed to us at  You can write to us via real mail at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

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Chicago, Il.    60631


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