For generations, the public school system in the Glasford area has provided a quality education built on a tradition of collaboration, community, and commitment. We are proud of our rich history and how it has made our district into what is today. The timeline below illustrates this story and explains how the school district we have today came to be.

The Illini Bluffs School District is committed to preserving our history, and this page is just the first step in that process. We are working to digitize old yearbooks, documents, etc. with the hope of putting them on our website for viewing. We also plan to expand this page more in the near future to include all of those who helped make IB what it is today. Part of that effort will be researching former teachers, staff, and community members and putting information about them on here as well.

Timeline of School Story: Early Days, 1875, Early 1900s, 1916

Timeline of School Story: 1918, 1922

Timeline of story: 1923 and 1937

Timeline of story: 1944-48 ; 1949-1950

Timeline: 1957 and 1959

Excerpt from the 1959 yearbook

Timeline: 1969-1970

Bios of Marvin Strube, Bill Barnett and Principal J.D. Alvey

Bios of Brad Janzen and Lawrence Geltmaker


Newspaper headline: "Central Kitchen Serves Three Schools"


2003 and 2007

Illini Bluffs Today

Birdseye view of campus


In 2014, Dr. Roger Alvey, a former IB teacher and IBMS Principal, was appointed as the district's 6th Superintendent. Dr. Alvey is the youngest son of longtime Timber Township/IBHS Principal J. D. Alvey. Dr. Alvey has nearly 20 years of experience as a Superintendent.