Thomasboro High School

The History of Thomasboro High School

Thomasboro (population 1,233) is located in east-central Illinois about ten miles north of Champaign-Urbana.  Thomasboro is located in the north-central portion of Champaign County. U.S. Route 45 is the main roadway to and from town.  Interstate Highway 57 runs by the town’s western edge.  There is also a “Stream” that flows by the south and west sides of Thomasboro.  The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad runs through town as well.

The history of Thomasboro and its school system are in need of research.  It is our belief that Thomasboro had a school in place by the late 1800s.  We are told Thomasboro once supported its own high school.  Our guess is that Thomasboro High School probably served the community for fifty years or more.  At some point Thomasboro High School closed and the students of Thomasboro were bused to nearby Rantoul for their high school education.  This arrangement continues today.

Thomasboro continues to support its own grade school for students in grades K – 8.  If you have ANY information to help shed the light on the history of Thomasboro High School please contact us at,

Thomasboro High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                                   late 1800s?

Year closed:                                    late 1940s???

Consolidated to:                               Rantoul School District

Thomasboro HS team nickname:       unavailable

Thomasboro HS team colors:            unavailable

School Fight Song:                           unavailable      

Athletics and Extra-Curriculars

Thomasboro High School’s athletic and extra-curricular activities are in need of research as well. We could find no mention of the school’s accomplishments on the IHSA website ( Thomasboro HS team nickname, colors, fight song, team records, and coach’s names are all items we are seeking. If you have any information please contact us via the means listed below.

Searching For More Information

Thomasboro High School was the likely the pride and joy of Thomasboro for at least five decades.  THS’ many successes and achievements should not be forgotten.  If you have any information you can share about Thomasboro High School, especially a photo of the old high school building, please send it to us.  You can contact us via e-mail at or by real mail at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago, Il.  60631

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