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Tiskilwa Schools Through the Years

 

Tiskilwa's first school was a private school which opened in 1838.  It was located in a 16' x 34' building located near Main and Sycamore streets. The building also served as a community meeting place for town hall meetings and elections.

 

The second school was a public school called Union School. It was built in 1850 and was located at the current site of St. Mary's Church.

 

The next school was built in 1867 at a price of $35,000, housed grades 1-12, and was said to be the finest district school in Illinois outside of Chicago.*


The building served grades 1-12 from 1868 through 1912, and served grades 1-8 until 1939.


*Mary B. Steimle, When Tiskilwa Was Young, 1985.

 

1912-1979

Gymnasium added in 1950


Spring 1979-1995

Annexed to Princeton in 1996.

The building is now privately owned.


 

1939-present

Gym, cafeteria, kitchen, and east wing of classrooms added in 1955.


Former Tiskilwa Grade School, now owned by Princeton Elementary School District.