Sadorus probably put some form of education into place for its children in the mid to late 1800s.
The townspeople supported their school district into the late 1940s when a consolidation effort took place with its neighbor
Tolono. The effort became a reality when Sadorus High School was consolidated with Tolono High School and other communities
in the area to form the Unity School District. This event took place in 1949. Sadorus High School official
closed after the 1949-50 school year.
Below are some interesting items about Sadorus High School provided
by Marsha Gepner. She obtained this information from a 1926 yearbook, 1945 yearbook, and old
clippings kept by her mother, a Sadorus High School graduate.
* The first graduating class from Sadorus High School was 1902.
There were 4 people listed as being in that class--Warren Sadorus, Stella Hillman, William
Thornton, and Margaret Reat.
* Sadorus H.S. began as a 3-year high school. Students who completed
the 3 years there could attend another county high school to finish their 4th year. Sadorus high school
became a 4-year high school sometime during the 1930s.
Marsha Gepner also tells us that the Sadorus High School building was razed several years
ago, leaving the memories and accomplishments of the students as a lasting tribute.
Sadorus High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s
Year closed: 1950
Consolidated to: Unity School District (Tolono)
School nickname: the "Pirates"
School colors: Maroon & Gray
Yearbook name: "Surodas"
School Fight Song: "Alma Mater"