The History of Stockland High School
Stockland (population approximately 150) is located in southeastern Iroquois County in the upper-eastern
portion of Illinois. It is approximately 40 miles southeast of Kankakee. The town was platted in a country setting
with the County Roads of 2820 east and 850 north being the main crossroads leading to and from Stockland. The KSBR
Railroad runs to the west of town. A branch of the Sugar Creek flows to the west of town as well.
A nice history of the town and township of Stockland can be viewed on the Illinois Trails website at http://www.iltrails.org/iroquois/Stockland.htm . The first school house was established in 1850. It was in 1907 that Stockland High School
was established. The High School District became one of the first consolidated Districts in the state of Illinois in
1940 taking in several country school districts in the area. In the early 1960s, Stockland folks began talking about
closing their school. The closing of Stockland High School occurred in 1961. Students were given the choice of
attending high school in Milford, Sheldon, or Wellington.
Stockland Grade School continued to serve the town and surrounding area until it was closed in 1988. The Stockland High School gym still stands proudly and serves the community well. The original high school building
has been razed.
Stockland High School Quick Facts
Year closed: 1961
Merged to: Milford
Stockland HS team nickname:
Red, White, and Blue
(For a time Black)
School Fight Song: "STOCKLAND
Nestled in among the cornfields
Skies forever blue.
Lies our ever loved High School
And We'll e'er be true.
Lift the chorus, speed it onward
Loud her praises sing
Hail to thee, our dear old High School
Hail to thee, we sing.
When the time comes for the track meet
Stockland will be there
With her banners gaily waving,
Winning fair and square.
Our High School we will always honor
Shout with all our might.
Let us pledge in word and action.
Love for blue and white.