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Encyclopedia > Elgin High School
Elgin High School

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Established 1869
School type High School
Principal David Smiley
Faculty 211
Enrollment 2,350
Location Elgin, Illinois, 60120
Information 847-888-5100
Website http://www.u46.k12.il.us/ehs/index.htm

Elgin High School, in Elgin, Illinois, is one of the oldest public high schools in the state. It is part of the Elgin Area School District U46. Its first graduation ceremony was held in 1872. It is an orginal member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and its accreditation dates back to 1904. High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school), the United Kingdom and the United States. ... Elgin is a town in Moray the North of Scotland. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Official languages American English (as oppossed to Englands English) Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school), the United Kingdom and the United States. ... U46 Logo Elgin Area School District U46 is a school district in Illinois [1]. It serves an area of some 90 square miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Prominent alumni (with year of graduation) include:

  • 1907 Helen Miller Malloch, founded the National Federation of Press Women
  • 1918 Gail Dack, bacteriologist and authority on food poisoning
  • 1921 Frank O'Beirne, admiral and member of Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1927 Paul Flory, Nobel Prize winning chemist
  • 1935 William E. Rauschenberger, mayor of Elgin (1971-75)
  • 1943 George Van De Voorde, mayor of Elgin (1987-95)
  • 1946 Charles Swanson, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • 1962 Tom Shales, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner (1988)
  • 1963 Brian Oldfield, Olympic shot putter
  • 1964 Edward A. Schock, mayor of Elgin (1999-present)
  • 1966 James Kirkland, Illinois State Representative (1983-1992)
  • 1974 Steve Rauschenberger, Illinois State Senator, 33rd District
  • 1983 Reb Braddock, film director

  Results from FactBites:
 
Elgin, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2588 words)
Elgin's civic society is characterized by a large, diverse, and effective group of grassroots organizations, a sense of community pride and a spirit of volunteerism and participation.
Elgin was chartered as a city by the State of Illinois in 1854, and 100 years later, became the first city in Illinois to adopt a Council-Manager form of government.
Elgin is in Hanover Township of Cook County and Elgin Township of Kane County.
Elgin High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Elgin High School, or EHS, is a public four-year high school located in Elgin, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States.
Elgin High School is one of the oldest public high schools in the state.
In 2005, Elgin had an average composite ACT score of 18.3, and graduated 81.1% of its senior class.
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