|The History of Schram City School
Schram City (population 653) is located in upper-south-central Illinois about 40 miles south (and a little east) of Springfield. Schram City sits in the center portion of Montgomery County about 1 mile east of Hillsboro, you could almost say that Schram City was a suburb of Hillsboro. Illinois Route 16 is the main roadway to and from Schram City. The Union Pacific Railroad parallells Route 16 on its trek through town as well.
The history of the town of Schram City and its former school system is in need of research. We had believed that Schram City supported its own High School from at least the early 1900s (possibly earlier) through the mid 1950s. According to the Hillsboro High School website (http://www.hillsboroschools.net/aboutus/demographics/demographics.htm), Schram City joined forces with similar Montgomery County communities including, Donnellson, Taylor Springs, Butler, Irving, Coffeen, and Panama, to create the Hillsboro Community Unit School District in the nearby town of Hillsboro. This action took place in 1954.
However a former student of the school, Don LeMay, advises that Schram City may have never actually supported a high school. Don attended Schram City Grade School in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He does not recall there being any high school courses offered during that time.
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Schram City School District Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: 1954
Consolidated to: Hillsboro Community Unit High School
Unsure if a high school existed.