Schools Attended by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan at Eureka College




1917-1918 – Silas Willard Elementary School, Galesburg, IL

1917-1918 – 1st grade        

1918-1919 – Monmouth Central School, Monmouth,  IL

1918-1919 – 2nd grade and 3rd grade (promoted to 3rd grade early in school term)

1919-1920 – Tampico Grade School, Tampico, IL

          1919-1920 – 4th grade

          Sept.-Dec. 1920 – began 5th grade

1921-1924 – South Central Grammar School, Dixon, IL                                                                                                                           Reagan at Eureka College

Jan.-June 1921 – finished 5th grade

1921-1924 – 6th -8th grade

1924-1925 – Dixon High School, Dixon, IL

          1924-1925 – began 9th grade

1925-1928 – North Dixon High School, Dixon, IL

          1925 – finished 9th grade

          1925-1928 – 10th -12th grade

(Note: Dixon High School was split into North and South campuses in 1925. However, the two schools still shared graduation ceremonies, some athletic teams, etc.)

1928-1932 – Eureka College, Eureka, IL

Graduated in June 1932 with a B.A. degree in Economics and Sociology


Edwards, Anne. Early Reagan: The Rise to Power. (1987)

Reagan, Ronald. An American Life. (1990)

“Ronald Reagan Residences” (Reagan Library reference list) (web site for the Ronald Reagan Trail, Illinois)


The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
1-805 577-4000 or 1-800-410-8354