Waterloo High School (Illinois)

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Waterloo High School
505 East Bulldog Boulevard


United States
Coordinates38°19′09″N 90°08′21″W / 38.31917°N 90.13917°W / 38.31917; -90.13917Coordinates: 38°19′09″N 90°08′21″W / 38.31917°N 90.13917°W / 38.31917; -90.13917
School districtWaterloo Community Unit School District 5
PrincipalLori Costello
Enrollment877[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)     orange
Team nameBulldogs

Waterloo High School is a high school in Waterloo, Illinois, and is the only public high school in the Waterloo area.


In 2007, ground was broken on a new building. The school's cost is roughly $38 million. The school is built on 62 acres (250,000 m2)[2] of land and holds 1,400 students. The school has a total of 57 classrooms.

Waterloo High School has an auditorium that can hold 462 people. The school also has a fitness center and weight room used for PE students and athletes, four computer labs, a library, a cafeteria that can seat 600 students, band room, chorus room, and an engineering lab. The school has an interior courtyard area for agricultural classes.[3]


The school has a 20,040-square-foot (1,862 m2) gym that holds a total of 2,000 people. The school has six tennis courts, one softball field, one baseball field, and a football/soccer field as well as the marching field and a track.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Waterloo High School offers a large number of extracurricular activities.[4]

  • Art Club
  • Auto Club
  • Band
  • Big Brother / Big Sister
  • Chess Club
  • Chorus
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama Club
  • FFA
  • FCA
  • Gaming Club
  • German Club
  • FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
  • Friends for Friends
  • Lifesavers
  • Math Team
  • NHS (National Honors Society)
  • Orange Crush (Pep Club)
  • Renaissance
  • Saturday Scholars
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Speech Team
  • Scholar Bowl
  • SHOW (Students Helping Out Waterloo)
  • Student Council
  • Wahischo (Yearbook Committee)
  • WYSE

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Waterloo High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Guarantee Electrical Completes $38 Million, 227,000SF High School in Waterloo, Ill". Guarantee Electrical. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "Guarantee's Innovative Electrical Design Advances Technology & Energy Savings at Two Illinois High Schools". Guarantee Electrical. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Extracurricular Activities". Waterloo Community Unit School District 5. Retrieved May 28, 2012.

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