The History of Wasco High School
Wasco (population approximately 3,000) is located in the far western suburbs of the Chicago area.
The town sits in the center of Kane County about 4 miles northwest of downtown St. Charles. Illinois Route 64 if the
main roadway leading to and from Wasco. Mill Creek flows by the southwest side of Wasco.
A post office with the name of Wasco was established in 1886. The town grew very slowly over the next
100 years or so. It has recently begun to "boom" and is benifitted by its proximity to the Chicagoland area.
There is a nice forest preserve in town and it has maintained its small town charm. The history of the town of
Wasco is needed.
According to the St. Charles School District web address of http://www.d303.org/OurDistrict/DistrictProfile/tabid/69/Default.aspx , the town of Wasco offered a two-year high school at one time. In fact, this high school was in existence
through the year 1950. At that time the state of Illinois no longer supported two and three-year high schools.
The Wasco High School was subsequently closed. Wasco children were then sent to nearby St. Charles to complete
their high school education.
Wasco was featured in an Illinois schools journal in 1920. The following facts were made available for the
No. of districts consolidated: 3
Cost of house:
Annual tax levy:
Annual tax levy before:
Enrollment in grades:
Enrollment in high school: 11
Aid from vocational fund:
Years of high school course: 2
Months in year: 9
There is still an elementary school in Wasco. If you have any further information on this town and
its former high school please contact us via the means listed at the bottom of this page. For some interesting reading
and a few photos regarding Wasco please check out:
Wasco High School Quick Facts
late 19-teens/early 1920s?
St. Charles High School
Wasco HS team nickname: unavailable
Wasco HS team colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable