Bradley Historical Society 
Bradley Public Schools

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After the first North Kankakee School District was organized in December 1892, classes were held in the Wesley United Methodist Church.
An elementary school building was constructed in 1894. See picture below left. The high school is in the building attached to the back.
In 1898, a wing was added to the east side of the building. The second floor classrooms were used for second- and third-year high school students.
Further additions to the school were made in 1910 and 1912. The old grade school was replaced by a new central school building in the early 1960's.
A new high school was started in Sept. 1948 to replace the old one.

Page 48 of the 1932 yearbook has another history of the Bradley school district.

BRADLEY BOURBONNAIS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
 
1928
1934
1940
1946
1952
 
   
1941
1947
1953
 
   
1942
1948
1954
 
 
1931
1937
1943
1949
1955
 
 
1932
1938
1944
1950
1956
 
 
1939
1945
1951
 

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Bradley GS & HS school 1930s or 40s.  NE corner of Wabash & Perry

Teacher reunion 1920

School assembly

1940 class reunion

Year and who ?

1930 8th grade graduation

Grade school abt 1946

High school abt 1940's


1938-1939 basketball
1st team to state finals


1926 HS basketball

1920 HS basketbll

1920, 8th, and 9th grade BGS

1919 Football

1949-50 Football

1920 7th grade BGS

BBCHS Cornerstone laying
Sept. 25, 1948


1948 BGS Operetta


Bradley Grade School 1954


1944 - 45

BGS 7th grade class 1913 or 14

 

BBCHS band 1951 President visit



Class of 1934



1978 Freshmen Cheerleaders


BHS Womenless Wedding


BHS mixed ensemble

Girls ensemble 1949

 

BBCHS 1950



Soph class 1932


BHS reunion 1978 of classes
1915 to 1935

BBCHS cornerstone dedication 1949. Picture & program

BBCHS football ad 1947

Tearing down old schools

New grade schools


CONTACT BHS:
   Email -  bradleyhist@gmail.com
   Phone -  815-936-5149 (village hall)
   Address - Bradley Historical Society   147 S. Michigan Ave.    Bradley, IL 60915