About St. Edward
Our School History
On September 8, 1941 St. Edward High School opened its doors to 42 freshmen and 40 sophomore men and women for the first time.
St. Edward HS Fun Facts
- The first day of class was September 8, 1941, with 40 sophomores and 42 freshmen.
- The school was named St. Edward, as that was the patron saint of then-Bishop Edward Hoban.
- In 1955, St. Edward HS was the first school in Elgin to offer Driver's Education.
- The uniform skirt our young ladies wear was adopted in 1962.
- Greg True Field was dedicated on October 28, 1968.
- The first school newspaper was called the Ed-Hi Line, and began publication in 1950.
- The first Prom was held in the Baker Hotel in Elgin, but by 1950 it had moved to the school gym.
- Early football games were held at Abbot Field, and basketball games were held at St. Mary School.
- Our Booster club began in 1943, and the Mother's club began in 1941.
AdvancEd and North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement
Illinois State Board of Education and National Catholic Education Association
Green Wave, Green Wave, hats off to thee,
Fight, fight, fight for our victory.
Shout to the skies our Green Wave war cry,
The bravest will defy.
Hold that line for old Green and Gold,
We will win today.
So fight, Green Wave, fight and
We will win this game!