The History of Du Bois Grade School
Du Bois (population 222) is located in far south-central Illinois in the southeast corner of Washington
County. The village sits quietly on County Highway 8 about a quarter-mile east of U.S. Route 51. The Illinois
Central Railroad passes through Du Bois as well. Du Bois is located about 15 miles north of its cousin, Du Quoin.
The history of Du Bois and its former educational exploits are in need of research.
We are not certain if Du Bois ever supported high school curriculum. We do know that Du Bois hosted a grade school for
many years for grades K - 8. A photo of that school is at the top of this page.
A nice page that shares information about.Du Bois Schools can be viewed at http://genealogytrails.com/ill/washington/duboisschools.html. The brief article on this page mentions the history of the school system in Du Bois, and has a photo of the graduating
8th grade class of 1950. However, it does not mention the possibility of high school courses ever being offered. Please
write to us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast,net if you have information to assist us in our research.
Du Bois School Quick Facts
Year opened: late
Year closed: early
Nashville School District
Du Bois GS team nickname: unavailable
Du Bois GS team colors: unavailable
Du Bois GS team fight song:: unavailable