The History of Detroit High School
Detroit, Illinois, population 93, is located in mid-eastern Pike County at the intersection
of Il. Rt. 100, Il Rt. 106, and County Road 14. Pike County is located in upper western Illinois. The school
building is located in town and still stands, though it is boarded up and a little run down. The reason this school
is not included on the "Country Schools" page is because:
1) It is still standing today and is a treasure to look at.
2) It is a two story brick structure which makes it unique among small schools.
It is unknown where the kids of Detroit now attend school, however Pittsfield (which is 7 miles to
its west) would be a good guess. More information is being sought regarding the town and school history of Detroit. This
is one of the writer of this pages' favorite photos on the site. Can't you just hear the school bell ringing and invision
children running up the street to get there before the door closes? Hope you enjoy it to. For more info on Detroit
go to: http://www.pikeil.org/communities/detroit.html .
Detroit High School Quick Facts
We obviously need your help here. No information was found on the IHSA web site regarding Detroit
High School. It is not known if they offered athletics or extra-curricular activities at the school. If you have
any information regarding Detroit and its school system please submit a School Submission Form or a Guest Commentary Form
or write us a note at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631