|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