Shumway High School

The History of Shumway High School

Shumway (population 217) is located in southeast central Illinois in the north central portion of Effingham County.  Shumway is situated about 4 miles northwest of the city of Effingham on Illinois Route 33.  Illinois Route 32 runs about a mile east of Shumway. County Roads 4 and 7 intersect in town as well.

The history of the town of Shumway is in need of research. We know through the Widepedia web address of,_Illinois that Shumway at one time supported its own school system.  We also discovered a graduation program from the 1903 Shumway High School graduation ceremonies at the web address of .

We know that the students of Shumway now attend school in nearby Beecher City.  There is also a grade school in Shumway that is a part of the Beecher City school District. Currently this is the extent of information we have. If you can help us fill in the many gaps please contact us at .

Shumway High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                    late 1800s

Year closed:                     late 1940s?

Consolidated to:               Beecher City High School

Shumway HS nickname:   unavailable

School colors:                  unavailable

School Fight Song:           unavailable


We believe that the Shumway High School boys competed in basketball.  We believe that baseball and track may have also been offered. SHS team colors, fight song, coach’s names, and records are needed to share on this site.

Extra-Curricular Activities

As we like to say on all of our pages, athletics was probably just one part of the great experience of attending Shumway High School. Were band, chorus, clubs, dances, and other activities offered at Shumway High?  Please let us know so we can share your information on this page.

We Are Seeking Your In-Put

Please contact us at if you can offer any further insight or information on the history and accomplishments attained at Shumway High School. Items can be mailed to us at:

IIlinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago,  Il.  60631


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