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 either 1946 or 1947 the towns of Percy and WIllisville agreed to consolidate their educational efforts.
This resulted in the creation of the Willisville-Percy School District. We will need some assistance in sorting out the
facts from here on. We do know that Willisville-Percy won a District basketball title in 1948. However in the
Trico School District history it is stated that the Trico District was formed in 1948. A new school for the new District
was constructed in a country setting near Campbell Hill and was in operation in 1953. We believe that
Willisville-Percy joined this new effort shortly after its creation. The exact year of this consolidation is not known.
We also believe that the high school for Willisville-Percy was located in Willisville. We are searching for
information on the fate of Willisville-Percy High School.
Willisville-Percy High School Quick Facts
1946 or 1947
uncertain - possibly 1953
Trico School District (Campbell Hill)
Willisville-Percy team nickname: unavailable
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