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A History of West Aurora School District 129

In 2016, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley partnered with the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools in preserving the history of West Aurora School District 129. Here you will find photographs, biographies, a video and more highlighting the impressive history of the West Aurora Schools.


A Video History of West Aurora Schools



Profiles of School Leaders


Representatives of the Community Foundation researched and prepared profiles on the individuals for whom the West Aurora Schools have been named. We invite you to click below to read the biographies of these outstanding leaders.


Read a History of West Aurora Leaders

Commemorative Historic Photos


At the request of the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley assembled a photographic remembrance of West Aurora School District 129. The sources for the photos were West Aurora High School EOS Yearbooks and School District 129 archives. Other photos were courtesy of the Aurora Historical Society, Aurora Beacon-News and Messenger Public Library of North Aurora.

Photographic Remembrance of the West Aurora School

View these historical photos by clicking the links below.

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

First EOS Yearbook


Explore the pages of first West Aurora High School yearbook.


EOS 1911- Part 1      EOS 1911 – Part 2


West Aurora Alumni Hall of Honor       West Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

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