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In 2006, Alton High School moved to a new facility at the site of the former J.B. Johnson Elementary School and Vocational Center. At the same time, the district's three middle schools, North Middle, West Middle, and East Middle, were merged to form Alton Middle School, which is located at Alton High School's former campus. The entire cost for this project was $57 million<ref>River Bend Growth Association [http://www.villageprofile.com/illinois/riverbend/11siue/topic.html].</ref>
In 2009, Alton High School was recognized as a bronze medal school by [[U.S. News]].<ref>Bassett, Kathie. [http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/schools-34083-school-gillian.html ''AHS recognized as one of country's best'']. The Telegraph, 2009-12-12</ref> Additionally, in 2010, Alton Middle School was designated as an Illinois Horizon School To Watch.<ref>Association Of Illinois Middle Level Schools. [[Robert Wadlow]] went to this school. [http://aimsnetwork.org/stw/directory ''Illinois Horizon Schools: Schools To Watch Directory'']</ref> [[Robert Wadlow]] (tallest man in history) went to this school.