District 99 Marks 100-Year Anniversary with Open Houses

District 99 Marks 100-Year Anniversary with Open Houses

Community High School District 99 will hold two open houses in October to commemorate the school district’s 100-year anniversary. On Sunday, October 1 at Downers Grove South High School from noon to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Downers Grove North High School, community members are invited to tour sections of the schools and meet informally with school board members and officials.

Over 100 years ago, on February 17, 1923, residents voted to form District 99 as a separate high school district. Downers Grove High School (now North High) opened five years later, in 1928. Downers Grove South High School opened in 1964.

“Throughout history, the community has always provided our students with what they’ve needed to excel and evolve,” said District 99 Board of Education President Don Renner. “This celebration is a way to share pride in what we’ve accomplished together over the years and will continue to accomplish in the future.” 

Artifacts from throughout the district’s history will be on display and light refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to enter through the main entrances at each school.

100-Year Anniversary Open Houses 

Downers Grove South High School - 1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove

Sunday, October 1 

Noon to 3 p.m.


Downers Grove North High School - 4436 Main Street, Downers Grove

Saturday, October 21 

9 a.m. to Noon