Illinois Elementary School Association

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Illinois Elementary School Association
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Abbreviation IESA
Motto "Better boys and girls for Illinois through professionally conducted activities"
Legal status Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 1015 Maple Hill Rd..
Bloomington, IL 61705
40°28′02″N 88°57′03″W / 40.467311°N 88.950838°W / 40.467311; -88.950838
Region served
Executive Director
Steve Endsley
Affiliations Affiliate member of National Federation of State High School Associations

Illinois Elementary School Association is a statewide athletics and activities association serving elementary, middle, and jr. high schools in the U.S. state of Illinois. At the end of the 1920s, a handful of principals and coaches at several central Illinois grade schools looked at ways to create a means of broadening and unifying their schools' activities programs. At that time, Illinois high schools were represented by the Illinois High School Association, but a comparable association for grade schools did not exist. The association was officially started in April 1928 as the Illinois State Graded School Athletic Association.[1]


  1. ^ "History of the IESA". Illinois Elementary School Association. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 

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