The History of Lisbon High School & Lisbon Academy
Lisbon (population 248) is located in far northeastern Illinois in the southwest corner
of Kendall County. Lisbon sits at the interesection of County Roads 5 and 19 just south of U.S. Route 52.
The town is about 6 miles north and a little west of Morris.
A nice history regarding the town of Lisbon can be viewed at the web address of
The residents of Lisbon wanted the best for their children in the realm of education. Schools were built
and occupied from the first year the area was settled. The following web adddress discusses the creation of a school
known as the Lisbon Academy:
In summary the article statres the Lisbon Academy building was constructed between the years of 1844
and 1849. The school flourished until its closure in the late 1880s. The article goes on to state that upon the
closure of the Lisbon Academy, the school building would serve as the Lisbon Grade School and Lisbon High School.
We are not certain how long Lisbon High School served the area. Our only guess would be that
it was a two or three-year high school which may have lasted into the middle to late 1940s. If you have any further
information you can share with us regarding Lisbon High School, such as an older photo of the school building, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisbon Academy Quick Facts
between 1844 and 1849
Year closed: 1889
Lisbon High School Quick Facts
Year closed: 1940s?
Consolidated to: Newark High
Lisbon HS nickname: unavailable
Team uniform colors: unavailable
School fight song: unavailable