IN THE BEGINNING NORTH of I-80….

Every school on the Illinois High School Glory Days site had a beginning and ending point. The following list is to show all the schools located in Northern Illinois on our site (except inside the city limits of Chicago) and what became of them after they closed.

The basic line of demarcation is Interstate 80 from the Mississippi River to the Indiana border, which helps divide the northern and central parts of state. Interstate 39 is the boundary between those east and west on the lists below.

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NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS

West of I-39/North of I-80 

Name of School                            Who it merged with                            Became known as

Albany                                           Fulton/Cordova                                  Fulton/Cordova

Apple River                                    Warren                                               Warren

Arlington (Bureau County)             La Moille                                           La Moille

Ashton                                            Franklin Center                                  Ashton-Franklin Center

Atkinson                                         Geneseo                                            Geneseo

Cedarville                                      Freeport                                             Freeport

Chadwick                                       Milledgeville                                     Milledgeville

Cherry                                           Spring Valley Hall                              Spring Valley Hall

Compton                                       Mendota                                            Mendota

Coleta                                           Milledgeville/Sterling HS                  Milledgeville/Sterling HS

Cordova                                        Hillside & Port Byron                          Port Byron Riverdale

Creston                                          Rochelle                                           Rochelle

Dakota Interior Academy               closed                                               Dakota

Davis                                             Dakota                                               Dakota

Dixon North                                   Dixon HS                                           Dixon HS

Dixon Rock River Acad.                 closed                                               closed

Elizabeth                                      Hanover                                             Elizabeth River Ridge

Franklin Grove                              Lee Center                                         Franklin Center

Franklin Center                             Ashton                                                Ashton-Franklin Center

Freeport St. Mary                          closed                                                closed

Galena St. Clement                      closed                                                closed

Galena St. Joseph                        closed                                                closed

Galena St. Rose of Lima              closed                                                 closed

Ger, Valley Pl Pln Acad.              Forreston                                             Forreston

Hanover                                       Elizabeth                                            Elizabeth River Ridge

Harmon                                       Amboy                                                 Amboy

HIllsdale                                      Cordova, Port Byron                            Port Byron Riverdale

Hooppole                                    Annawan                                             Annawan

Kasbeer                                       Princeton/Ohio                                    Princeton/Ohio

Kings                                           Rochelle/Stillman Valley                    Rochelle/Stillman Valley

Kishwaukee                                 Stillman Valley                                   Stillman Valley

Ladd                                           Hall Township                                     Hall Township (Spring Valley)

Lake Forest Ferry Hall                 Lake Forest Academy                          Lake Forest Academy

Lanark                                         Shannon                                             Lanark Eastland

Leaf River                                    Forreston                                            Forreston

Lee Center                                   Franklin Grove                                   Franklin Center

Lena                                            Winslow                                              Lena-Winslow

Lyndon                                        Prophetstown                                      Prophetstown

Malden                                        Princeton                                            Princeton

Manlius                                        Buda Western, Walnut, Wyanet          Manlius Bureau Valley

Maytown Academy                      closed                                                 closed

Mendota East                              Mendota                                             Mendota

Mt. Carroll                                   Savanna, Thomson                            Savanna West Carroll

Mt. Morris                                    Oregon                                               Oregon

Nelson                                         Rock Falls                                           Rock Falls

Nora                                            Warren                                                Warren

Ohio St. Joseph                           closed                                                closed

Port Byron                                    Cordova, Hillsdale                             Port Byron Riverdale

Prairieville                                   closed                                                Sterling HS

Rockford Central                          split into two                                       Rockford East/Rockford West

Rockford Muldoon                       Rockford Boylan                                 Rockford Boylan

Rockford St. James                      closed                                                closed

Rockford St. Thomas                    renamed                                           Rockford Boylan

Rockford West                              closed                                                Rockford Auburn

Savanna                                      Mt. Carroll, Thomson                         Savanna West Carroll

Seward                                        Winnebago                                        Winnebago

Shannon                                      Lanark                                               Lanark Eastland

Sterling Nazarene                        renamed                                           Galt Sterling Christian

Sterling St. Mary’s                        renamed                                           Sterling Newman C.C.

Steward                                       Rochelle                                            Rochelle

Tampico                                      Prophetstown                                     Prophetstown

Thomson                                     Mt. Carroll, Savanna                          Savanna West Carroll

Troy Grove                                  Mendota                                            Mendota

Walnut                                        Buda Western, Manlius, Wyanet         Manlius Bureau Valley

West Brooklyn                              Compton                                           Compton

Winslow                                       Lena                                                 Lena-Winslow

Wyanet                                        Buda Western, Manlius, Walnut        Manlius Bureau Valley

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS

East of I-39/North of I-80 except inside City of Chicago

Addison Driscoll                          closed                                               closed

Alden                                          Hebron                                              Alden-Hebron

Arlington                                     closed                                               Hersey/Prospect/R. Meadows

Arlington Hts For. View                closed                                               Hersey/Prospect/R. Meadows

Aurora Fox Valley Cath.              Aurora Marmion Military                   Aurora Marmion Academy

Aurora Jennings Sem.                 closed                                               closed

Aurora Madonna                         Aurora Roncalli                                 Aurora Cent. Catholic

Aurora Roncalli                           Aurora Madonna                               Aurora Cent. Catholic

Batavia East                               Batavia West                                     Batavia HS

Batavia West                              Batavia East                                      Batavia HS

Belvidere North                          Belvidere South                                 Belvidere HS

Belvidere South                         Belvidere North                                  Belvidere HS

Bensenville                                changed names                                 Fenton HS

Berwyn Morton West                  Cicero Morton East                             Berwyn-Cicero Morton

Berwyn St. Leonard                   closed                                                closed

Big Rock                                    Hinckley                                             Hinckley-Big Rock

Bl. Is. Mother of Sorrows            closed                                                closed

Burlington                                 Lily Lake, Plato Center                      Burlington Central

Caledonia                                 Belvidere                                           Belvidere

Calumet City St. Victor              closed                                                closed

Calumet City Wentworth           name change                                    Thornton Fractional HS

Capron                                      Poplar Grove                                     Poplar Grove N. Boone

Carpent. Irving Crown                Dundee                                             Carp. Dundee-Crown

Cherry Valley                             Rockford East                                    Rockford East

Cicero Morton East                    Berwyn Morton West                          Berwyn-Cicero Morton

Cicero St. Dionysus                    closed                                               closed

Crete                                         Monee                                              Crete-Monee

Crystal Lake St. Mary                 closed                                               closed

DeKalb Notre Dame                  closed                                                closed

DesPlaines Maine North            closed                                               Park Ridge Maine E./Maine S.

DesPlaines Maryville                 closed                                               closed

DesPlaines St. Mary                  changed name                                 DesPlaines Maryville

DesPlaines St. Patrick               closed                                               closed

DesPlaines Villa Nazareth         closed                                              Chicago Holy Family

Dundee                                     Carpentersville Ida Crown                 C. Dundee-Crown

East Pawpaw CS                       closed                                               Paw Paw

Ela-Vernon                                Lake Zurich/P. View Stevenson        Lake Zurich/P. View Stevenson

Elburn                                       Kaneville, Sugar Grove, &                Maple Park Kaneland

Maple Park

Elgin St. Mary                           closed                                               closed

Evanston Academy                   closed                                               closed

Evanston Ac of Visitation          name change, new order                  Evanston Marywood

Evanston St. George                 closed                                               closed

Evanston Marywood                  closed                                               closed

Fairdale                                    Kirkland                                             Kirkland Hiawatha

Frank. Pk. St. Gertrude              closed                                                closed

Genoa                                      Kingston                                            Genoa-Kingston

Glen Ellyn                                merger with smaller districts               Glenbard West

Harding                                    Serena                                               Serena

Hebron                                     Alden                                                 Alden-Hebron

H. Park Deerf’ld-Shields            changed name                                  Highland Park HS

H. Park Imm. Conception          closed                                                closed

H. Park NW Mil. Acad.              moved out of state                             Delafield, WI NWMA

H. Park St. Mary                        closed                                               closed

Hillside Mater Dolorosa             closed                                               closed

Hinsdale Marian Hills                closed                                               closed

Joliet Catholic HS                    Joliet St. Francis Academy                Joliet Catholic Acad.

Joliet Central                            co-ops with Joliet West                     Joliet Township HS

Joliet DeLaSalle                      name change, new order                  Joliet Catholic HS

Joliet East                                closed                                               Joliet Central

Joliet Guardian Angel              Joliet St. Francis Acad.                     Joliet St. Francis Acad.

Joliet St. Francis Acad.             Joliet Catholic HS                            Joliet Catholic Acad.

Joliet St. John the Baptist        closed                                               closed

Joliet St. Joseph Comm.          closed                                               closed

Joliet St. Mary’s Acad.             name change, new order                   Joliet Providence

Joliet West                               co-ops with Joliet Central                  Joliet Township HS

Kaneville                                 Elburn, Maple Pk, Sugar Grove         Maple Park Kaneland

Kenilworth Rugby                     closed                                               Winnetka New Trier

Kingston                                  Genoa                                               Genoa-Kingston

Kirkland                                   Fairdale                                             Kirkland Hiawatha

LaFox Broadview Academy     closed                                                closed

Lake Forest St. Mary                closed                                                closed

Lansing Luther East                 closed                                                closed

Lee                                          Shabbona, Steward, Rochelle          Shabbona or Rochelle

Lemont Fournier Instit.             closed                                               closed

Lemont St. Alphonsus              closed                                               closed

Lemont St. James                    closed                                               closed

Lemont St. Vin. dePaul           closed                                               closed

Libertyville St. Mary                closed                                                closed

Lily Lake                                  Burlington, Plato Center                   Burlington Central

Lisbon High School & Academy                      closed                                               closed

Lisle Manual Training             closed                                               Lisle St. Procopius/Sacred Heart

Lisle Sacred Heart Acad.          Lisle St. Procopus Acad.                  Lisle Benet

Lisle St. Procopus Acad.        Lisle Sacred Heart Acad.                  Lisle Benet

Lockport Holy Name/

 Lewis Institute                         closed                                               closed

Lockport Sacred Heart             closed                                               closed

L’port St. Charles Borromeo     closed                                              closed

Lockport West                          name changed                                 Romeoville

Malta                                       DeKalb                                            DeKalb

Maple Park                              Elburn, Kaneville, Sugar Grove       Maple Park Kaneland

Maywood Proviso                    split into two schools                        Maywood Proviso East,

Hillside Proviso West

Melrose Pk. Sacred Heart        closed                                             closed

Millbrook                                  Newark                                            Newark

Mokena                                    New Lenox Lincoln-Way                 New Lenox Linc.-Way

Monroe Center                         Stillman Valley                               Stillman Valley

Mundelein St. Mary                 closed                                             closed

New Milford                             Stillman Valley                               Stillman Valley

Niles St. Hedwig                      closed                                             sent students to Chi. Angel Guardian

Northfield Marillac                   Wilmette Loyola                             Wilmette Loyola

Northfield New Trier W.           Winnetka New Trier East                 Winnetka New Trier

Oak Lawn St. Gerald                closed                                            closed

Orland Township                     renamed                                        Orland Park Sandburg

Pavilion Long Grove               closed                                             closed

Plato Center                            Burlington, Lily Lake                      Burlington Central

Plattville                                  Yorkville                                         Yorkville

Poplar Grove                           Capron                                           Poplar Grove N. Boone

Richmond                                merger with smaller districts           Richmond-Burton

River Forest                             Oak Park                                         Oak Park and River Forest

River Grove Holy Cross            River Grove Mother Guerin             River Grove Guerin Prep

River Grove M. Guerin            River Grove Holy Cross                    River Grove Guerin Prep

Rolling Meadows Sacred Heart of Mary

Arlington Hts. St. Viator                   Arlington Hts. St. Viator

Rollo                                       Shabbona                                       Shabbona

St. Chas. Mt. St. Mary             closed                                              closed

St. Chas. Valley Luth.             closed                                              closed

Shabbona                               Waterman                                       Shabbona Indian Creek

Sheridan                                 Serena                                            Serena

Skokie Niles East                     closed                                             Skokie Niles North/Niles West

Skokie St. Paul                        closed                                             closed

Skokie St. Peter                       closed                                             closed

South Chicago                        renamed                                         Chicago Bowen

Sugar Grove                            Elburn, Kaneville, Maple Park        Maple Park Kaneland

Sycamore St. Alban’s              closed                                             closed

Techny Bros. Candidate          closed                                             closed

Techny Holy Ghost                  closed                                             closed

Techny St. Joseph                  closed                                              closed

Wasco                                     St. Charles HS                                 St. Charles HS

Waterman                               Shabbona                                       Shabbona Indian Creek

Waukegan East                       Waukegan West                              Waukegan HS

Waukegan Holy Child             closed                                             closed

Waukegan Mother of God      closed                                              closed

Waukegan St. Albertus           closed                                              closed

Waukegan West                      Waukegan East                               Waukegan HS

Wedron                                  Serena, Sheridon                            Serena

Westchester IMH                     Westchester St. Joseph                   Westchester St. Joseph

Westmont St. Joseph             closed                                              closed

Wheaton Central                    name change                                 Wheaton Warrenville-South

Wheaton Warrenville             closed                                              Wheaton Central/Wheaton North

Wilmette Mallinckrodt           closed                                              closed

Wilmette Maria Immaculata  closed                                             closed

Winnetka New Trier East        Northfield New Trier West               Winnetka New Trier

Woodstock St. Mary               name change                                  Woodstock Marian

Woodstock Todd Sem.          closed                                              closed

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