Willisville-Percy High School

The History of Willisville-Percy High School

The towns of Percy (population 942) and Willisville (population 694) are located in far southwestern Illinois.  Percy is located in the eastern portion of Randolph County and Willisville is located in the southwestern portion of Perry County. The two towns are connected by Illinois Route 4 and are about 50 miles southeast of East St. Louis.  You can read more about each town’s individual history on their individual pages on this site.

In 1947 the towns of Percy and WIllisville agreed to consolidate their basketball teams for the 1947-48 season.  In 1948 Percy High School, Willisville High School, and Campbell Hill High School combined to form the Trico School District. We do know that Willisville-Percy won a District basketball title in 1948.  The Trico School District history it is stated that the Trico District was formed in the summer of 1948.

A new school for the new District was constructed in a country setting near Campbell Hill and was in operation in 1953.

It is possible that Willisville and Percy only joined forces in athletics and continued to operate their own high schools for one year.  We are searching for information on the history of Willisville-Percy High School.

Willisville-Percy High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                            1947

Year closed:                              1948

Consolidated to:                        Trico School District (Campbell Hill)

Willisville-Percy team nickname: unavailable

Schol colors:                             unavailable

School Fight Song:                    unavailable


Willisville-Percy High School definitely offered boys basketball (www.ihsa.org).  Baseball and track were probably also offered.  Team nickname, school colors, fight song, and conference affiliation are all being sought at this time.

Boys Basketball

The W-PHS boys of 1947-48 brought home a District Championship.  Unfortunately this is the only information we currently have available on Williisville-Percy athletics.  IHSA postseason scores located on a website titled “Illinois High School Postseason Basketball Scores” are listed below.

1947-48                  Willisville District Champions           Coach’s name & record needed

Semi-Final Beat Tilden 80-20

                                Title Game Beat Coulterville 41-40

                                Pinckneyville Regional Tourney

                                *1st Rd lost to Sparta 51-44

Pinckneyville beat DuQuoin in title game

*Final game for Willisville-Percy High School, became part of the Trico School District basketball program in the 1948-49 school year.

Need More Information

If you have any further information on the history and accomplishments of Willisville-Percy High School, especially a photo of the high school building used, please write to us via e-mail at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net.  You can also reach us via real mail at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago, Il.   60631

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