Sugar Grove High School

*HOME PAGE
Closed High Schools Alumni Apparel
*RECENT UPDATES
FAQs
*CLOSED HIGH SCHOOLS LISTED BY COUNTY
IN THE BEGINNING - Where Closed High Schools Consolidated To
CLOSED HSs SOUTH of I-72
*YOUR COMMENTS
*CONTACT US
*THE "TO-DO" LIST
*ABOUT THE AUTHORS
GREAT CONFERENCES
*CLOSED ILLINOIS GRADE SCHOOLS
RELIGIOUS ORDERS
MASCOTS & NICKNAMES
HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOLS
*LINKS TO OTHER SITES
COUNTRY SCHOOLS / SPECIAL BLDGS
*Ctry. Schools-Wtsde. Cty.
THE TOP 25
*Schools That Start With "A"
Alton Sts Peter & Paul HS
Alton St. Patrick HS
Alton Ursuline Academy
*Schools That Start With "B"
Bismarck High School
*Schools That Start With "C"
*Chicago South Division HS
Chi Central YMCA HS
*Chgo Luther North
*Chgo St. Joseph HS
*Chi St. Pat's Girls/West
Chi Sts. Peter & Paul HS
*Chicago St. Philip HS
Chicago St. Sebastian HS
*Chicago Weber HS
*Schools That Start With "D"
Danforth High School
*Des Plaines St. Pat. Acad.
Dewmaine High School
*Divernon High School
*Dixon Rock River M.A.
*Schools That Start With "E"
*East St. Louis Lincoln HS
*El Dara High School
Evansville High School
*Schools That Start With "F"
*Forrest-Strawn-Wing HS
*Frankfort Lincoln-Way North HS
*Schools That Start With "G"
*Godfrey High School
*Schools That Start With "H"
*Hanover High School
*Hebron High School
*Hillsdale High School
*Hopedale High School
*Hull High School
*Schools That Start With... "I"
*Schools That Start With "J"
*Joy High School
*Schools That Start With "K"
*Kankakee Eastridge HS
*Kenney High School
*Kingston High School
*Kinsman High School
*Schools That Start With "L"
*Lanark High School
*Lily Lake High School
*Loami High School
*Schools That Start With "M"
*McNabb High School
*Malta High School
*Mazon High School
*Mendota East High School
*Milton East Pike HS
*Mound City Lovejoy HS
*Schools That Start With "N"
*New Canton High School
North Henderson HS
*Schools That Start With "O"
*Schools That Start With "P"
*Pearl High School
*Prairie du Rocher HS
*Schools That Start With "Q"
*Schools That Start With "R"
*Ransom High School
*Reddick R.U.C.E. H. S.
Reno High School
*Rutland High School
*Schools That Start With "S"
*San Jose High School
*Sheffield High School
S. Holland Seton Academy
*Stonington High School
*Strawn High School
*Stronghurst High School
*Stronghurst Southern HS
*Sugar Grove HS
*Schools That Start With.. "T"
*Thomson High School
*Tiskilwa Crossroads Academy HS
*Toulon Township HS
*Schools That Start With.. "U"
*Schools That Start With.. "V"
*Varna High School
*Schools That Start With "W"
*Wataga High School
Watson High School
*West Point High School
*Schools That Start With.. "X"
*Xenia High School
*Schools That Start With.. "Y"
*Schools That Start With.. "Z"
CLOSED HSs CHICAGO
Sugar Grove High School Building
sugargrovehsdav.jpg
Photo Taken by Cody Cutter - 2007
The History of Sugar Grove High School
 
Sugar Grove (population 3,909) is located in northeastern Illinois in south-central Kane County.  What once was a quiet country setting, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city (Chicago), Sugar Grove is now a fast growing western suburb full of promise and history.  Illinois Routes 47 and 56 intersect with U.S. Highway 30 in the city of Sugar Grove.  The Burlington Northern Railroad runs through the south side of Sugar Grove.
 
The town was incorporated in 1957 with a population of 125.  As the town's official website ( http://www.sugar-grove.il.us/history.htm ) reports, Sugar Grove's history and that of its educational opportunities is long and storied. The aforementioned website page states that Sugar Grove:
 
"..had its beginning in the Spring of 1834 at what is now known as Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. Six men, coming from different areas of the east, met at Black Swamp, Ohio, and decided to journey west together. These men, James and Issac Isbell, their nephew Parmeno Isbell, James Carmen and Mr. Bishop, were the founding fathers of Sugar Grove. "
 
Regarding its school history the website states:

"In 1836 Mr. H.B. Densmore helped build a log house near the corner of Denny and Bliss Roads to be used as a school. He taught there for a time. This one burned down, and another was constructed just east of there, and was known as the Valley View School or Denny School. This one room school was to become one with the longest history of any of the numerous schools in the Township. By 1878 there were seven schools in the Township.

A need for a school of higher education for the children of the area, became reality due to the vision and hard work of Thomas Judd and Professor Frank Hall. The Sugar Grove Normal and Industrial School opened for classes in the fall of 1875 with an enrollment of 100 students. This frame building burned to the ground in January of 1905 and was rebuilt of brick on the site. Students completing the course of study at this school were qualified to teach. With the consolidation of 1949, the school was incorporated into the newly formed Kaneland School District, where students today are enrolled at a central campus near Maple Park."

There really is no need to improve on what has been written.  The children of Sugar Grove attend Kaneland High School near Maple Park to this day.

Sugar Grove High School Quick Facts
 
Year opened:                       1875
Year closed:                         1949
Consolidated to:                   Kaneland School District (Maple Park)
Sugar Grove HS nickname: unavailable
School colors:                      Red & White
School Fight Song:               unavailable
 
Athletics 
 
By reading the town's website regarding its school system, we are not sure that Sugar Grove High School was a conventional type high school.  As you read above, the school was known as The Sugar Grove Normal and Industrial School and was focused on producing teachers through its curriculum.  
 
Seeking Further Information
 
If you have any further information you would like to share regarding the Sugar Grove School system, especially the high school (and extra-specially a photo of the original school building) please contact us via e-mail at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net.  You can also write to us via real mail at:
 
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il.   60631