Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

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Schools Attended by Ronald Reagan

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
September-December 1920 – began 5th grade
1921-1924 – South Central Grammar School, Dixon, IL
January-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)

Rev. March 2012