We believe that Dahlgren residents began a school system for their children in the late 1800s. It
is probable that high school curriculum was offered by the early 1900s. Dahlgren High School served the town and its
children well for over seven decades. In the early 1970s Dahlgren residents began talks of deactivating their high
school. These talks became a reality in 1972 and Dahlgren High School was annexed into the McLeansboro High School
Dahlgren did maintain an elementary school in their town for grades K - 6. The elementary school is
pictured above and we believe it once served as Dahlgren High School. The Dahlgren Elementary School website
is found at www.unit10.com/DH/.
Dahlgren High School Quick Facts
late 1800s / early 1900s
Annexed to: McLeansboro
School bldg. today:
Dahlgren Elementary School (K - 6)
Dahlgren HS team nickname: the "Bulldogs"
Team colors: Purple
School Fight Song: