The History of Rio High School
The town of Rio (population 240) is located in northwestern Knox County on Knox Highway 2 about
1/2 mile west of US Rt. 150 and 12 miles north of Galesburg. The community of Rio provided a solid school system
for its children from probably the late 1800s until 1948. It was in that year the communites of
Rio, Oneida, Victoria, and Altona consolidated their schools
to form the original R.O.V.A. School District. Rio at first kept its grade school for its children, however
the grade school in Rio is no longer used as a school. The building and its baseball diamond are still in good shape.
Rio High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s
Year closed: 1948
School nickname: the "Rockets"
School colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable
Rio High School probably offered basketball, baseball, and track for its male students and possibly cheerleading
for the gals. We could not find evidence of any IHSA hardware won by the teams or athletes. We are confident there
were many great seasons enjoyed at the school. If you have any information regarding the athletic successes
of Rio High School please read below and forward the information to us.
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