Trivoli High School

Trivoli Grade School
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now used for apartments

The History of Trivoli High School

Trivoli (population approximately 100) is located in north-central Illinois about 15 miles west of Peoria. The town is nestled in the southwest corner of Peoria County. Trivoli sits just south of Illinois Route 116 on Trivoli Road. The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad travels by the south side of town and was instrumental in its early establishment.

The history of Trivoli and its school system is in need of research. We believe that Trivoli residents had a school in place by the late 1800’s. We are told that the high school likely lasted through the early 1920’s when it was decided to close the high school and send the high school-aged children of Trivoli to nearby Farmington. Trivoli Grade School was used in some capacity, probably a K – 8 facility, through 1973. At that time a new school building was built in Farmington and the Trivoli building was closed for school purposes.

It is said that the Trivoli High School Alumni group were quite a loyal bunch, having Alumni Reunions through the 1980’s, possibly even into the 1990’s!  The former Trivoli school building is now used as an apartment building in town.

Trivoli High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                     late 1800s / early 1900s

Year closed:                      1924

Consolidated to:                 Farmington High School

Year grade school closed:   1973

School building today:         Apartment building

Trivoli HS team nickname:   unavailable

Trivoli HS team colors:        unavailable

School Fight Song:             unavailable


Trivoli High School offered athletics, along with other extra-curriculars. Trivoli offered basketball and track. The 1923 yearbook tells us that the basketball team was organized in 1919.

Boys Basketball

We did locate a boys baskeetball score on the website title “Illinois Post Season Basketball Scores“.

1922 Peoria District Tournament

1st Round – Trivoli 12, Brimfield 10


Seeking Further Information

If you have any more information regarding the town of Trivoli and its former school system please complete a School Submission Form or a Guest Commentary Form. You can also contact us via e-mail at  You may write to us at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago,  Il.  60631

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