The History of Prairie du Rocher High School
Prairie du Rocher (population 604) is located approximately 45 miles south of East St. Louis in
the far southwestern area of Illinois. The village is situated in the far northwestern portion of Randolph County near
the Mississippi River. County highway 7 and Illinois Route 155 intersect at Prairie du Rocher. The village is one of
the oldest in Illinois having been first settled as a French Colony in 1722. For a historical timeline of Prairie du
Rocher please go to the following web address:
Prairie du Rocher education dates back to the early 1800s, with the first recorded official school
being established in 1816. In 1855 the St. George Catholic Parish built a school house for the children of Prairie du Rocher.
St. Joseph School begins 2-year HS in 1920.
Prairie du Rocher High School Quick
1920 (2-year high school at St. George Parish School)
Red Bud High School (?)
School Team Nickname: "Hawks" (Current Grade School nickname)
Colors: Blue & White
School Team Fight Song: (needed)