The History of Trivoli High School
Trivoli (population approximately 100) is located in north-central Illinois about 15 miles
west of Peoria. The town is nestled in the southwest corner of Peoria County. Trivoli sits just south of Illinois
Route 116 on Trivoli Road. The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad travels by the south side of town and was
instrumental in its early establishment.
The history of Trivoli and its school system is in need of research. We believe that Trivoli residents had
a school in place by the late 1800's. We are told that the high school likely lasted through the early 1920's when it
was decided to close the high school and send the high school-aged children of Trivoli to nearby Farmington. Trivoli
Grade School was used in some capacity, probably a K - 8 facility, through 1973. At that time a new school building
was built in Farmington and the Trivoli building was closed for school purposes.
It is said that the Trivoli High School Alumni group were quite a loyal bunch, having Alumni Reunions
through the 1980's, possibly even into the 1990's! The former Trivoli school building is now
used as an apartment building in town.
Trivoli High School Quick Facts
late 1800s / early 1900s
Farmington High School
Year grade school closed: 1973
School building today: Apartment building
Trivoli HS team nickname: unavailable
Trivoli HS team colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable
Trivoli High School offered athletics, along with other extra-curriculars. Trivoli offered basketball and
track. The 1923 yearbook tells us that the basketball team was organized in 1919.
1922 Peoria District Tournament
1st Round - Trivoli 12, Brimfield 10
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