Hampshire High School


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Did you go to Hampshire High School?

Hampshire High

Hampshire township started with nine one-room school houses. All students were educated within one of those. In 1838, a high school/grade school was built in the downtown area. A fire destroyed the school in 1851. It was rebuilt in the same location. 1896 saw a separate building erected to house the high school. It was a square brick building. Over the years, that building was added onto several times. It was replaced later on.

Hampshire schools became a part of school district 300 in 1948. In 1950, plans were started to combine high school and middle school students in the same building. The start of the school year in 1952 saw that plan happen. In 2008, a 103 acre high school was built. This left the middle-schoolers a building of their own.

About the School
This school enrolls students in grades 9 – 12. The students come from Hampshire and surrounding areas. This includes parts of Gilberts, Pingree Grove, Carpentersville, and Huntley.

The school colors are white and purple. Their mascot name comes from the colors. HHS is known as the Whip-purs. The Whip-purr is a cat, like a panther or a puma. The HHS sports teams compete in the Fox Valley Conference; just like Dundee-Crown and Jacobs (other D300 high schools, in case you didn’t know).

1951 Hampshire High Yearbook

1957 Hampshire High Yearbook

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1950 Hampshire High Junior Senior Dinner Dance Memory Booklet

1951 Hampshire High Junior Senior Dinner Dance Memory Booklet

Images from Hampshire High School

1951 Hampshire High Yearbook

1957 Hampshire High Yearbook


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