Location, Staffing & Campus
Location & Staffing
The Community High School in Hillsboro is located on 80 acres of land, containing athletic fields, woodlands, four classroom buildings and the transportation maintenance building. The elementary schools are located in residential neighborhoods. Each building has a large (8-13 acres) playground and picnic area. The professional staff of the district includes 145 certified teachers, over 75 support staff and bus drivers, and 9 administrators.
Hillsboro Community High School Campus
The picturesque campus of the Hillsboro Community High School is a point of pride for residents of Hillsboro. The main building was constructed in 1920 - 1921 on a 21 acre tract of land on the south side of East Tremont Street. The architect, J.W. Kennedy, and contractor Jesse I. Gedney, were both from East St. Louis. Local craftsmen were subcontractors on the project, and the school board engaged James W. Lewis to oversee construction. A new gymnasium was completed in 1939. An agriculture building was added in 1954 and the Library and cafeteria building in 1961.
Lincoln Land Community College
The Community was also supportive in the establishment of Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) during its formative years and has continued that support through the present with the location of the Hillsboro Branch of the Southern Regional Campus extension of LLCC.
Today, Lincoln Land Community College offers many course offerings at its Southern Region headquarters in Litchfield with a satellite computer lab in Hillsboro as well as cooperative training ventures with local businesses, including Hillsboro Area Hospital.