I would like to welcome you to the Bureau Valley High School. The school is located in Manilus, IL which is about 5 miles north of I-80 on Illinois Route 40. The school is home to 377 students and houses a 1,800 seat gymnasium, and 750 seat performing arts auditorium. It is the first school in the state of Illinois to be powered by a wind turbine.
Bureau Valley High School provides many academic opportunities for its students. The entire campus is state-of-the-art with cable, audio/video equipment built into every classroom, overhead projectors and SmartBoards in most of the classrooms, and WiFi internet access throughout the building. Students have the opportunity to take dual-credit college courses through Sauk Community College, AP math and English classes, and vocational classes through Whiteside Area Career Center in addition to the regular high school curriculum.
Bureau Valley High School has a long, proud history in sports. The school belongs to the Big Rivers and Three Rivers Athletic Conferences and offers its students many opportunities to participate in competitive sports. Since the district’s formation in 1995, the sports teams have brought home one state football championship, made several visits to the state basketball tournament, and won numerous tournaments and conference meets in all of its sports programs.
Bureau Valley High School strives to hold its students to high academic expectations and give them the tools to excel after graduation. If you have any questions or would like to visit the building please contact me at (815) 445-4004.
Eric Lawson, Principal
Due to the overwhelming amount of homework in-completions, we will be adopting a philosophy that any homework that is not completed on the deadline will not be counted for any credit. Students that have excused absences will need to see the appropriate teachers on the NEXT day they return to school to get the necessary late work and discuss the deadline for when the assignments are due. Our goal is to instill self-responsibility and work ethic among the students at Bureau Valley High School. This will hopefully, alleviate poor grade performance and higher achievement in the classroom. March 4th will be the final day for late work to be accepted. Please call for any questions or concerns.