The History of West York High School
West York (population 129) is located in upper southeastern Illinois in the southeastern portion of Crawford County, actually on the Clark County/Crawford County line. County Highway 17 (also known as E. 150th Road) is the main roadway to and from West York, connecting it to Illinois Route 1 just 1/4th mile to the west. West York is about 2 miles west of the Indiana/Illinois border. Effingham is about 50 miles west and a little south of West York.
To this date (April 9, 2012) we have had little success in researching the history of the village of West York and the former West York High School. We believe that West York High School was a 2-year high school that was likely in existence from the early 1920s through the late 1940s.
A Facebook page found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/135390759826292/ tells us that for certain West York hosted a grades 1 – 8 grade school for some time. In the 1950s and 1960s the West York kids would attend grades 1 – 4 in West York and finish with grades 5 – 12 in Hutsonville. The kids of West York today attend all of their classes in Hutsonville.
The West York School building, pictured above, is said to be still standing and used as an apartment building.
West York High School Quick Facts
Year opened: 1920s?
Year closed: 1940s?
Consolidated to: Hutsonville High School
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