• Welcome to Pekin High School

    Welcome to Pekin High School

    Welcome to the redesigned PCHS website. Go check out our Facebook page as well as our Twitter, @PCHSDragons

  • End of Year Dates

    End of Year Dates


  • Counseling Department

    Counseling Department

    Visit the Counseling Department for college advice and scholarship opportunities!

  • Student Council Canned Food Drive

    Student Council Canned Food Drive

    This year’s canned food drive slogan is “Jump Right In.”  The Student Council is once again hoping to help feed 100 community families this Thanksgiving.  The drive begins October 29th and runs through November 25th. ...


About PCHS

Pekin Community High School is located in Central Illinois approximately ten miles southwest of Peoria. As one of the largest downstate high schools, the park-like campus occupies 125 acres in the heart of Pekin. Including the Holman Tech Ed Center, the main campus buildings cover approximately 550,000 square feet. The school serves 2,100 students in its 133 classrooms and has multiple computer labs, a foreign language lab and the F.M. Peterson Theater which seats 600. It also includes a natatorium  and two gymnasiums. Every classroom has a SmartBoard and is fully integrated with technology; we are also proud to offer blended, flipped and online classes. Career and technical education prepares youth for a wide range of careers, from child care, registered nursing, business, culinary arts, imaging, engineering, JROTC, computer technician, to manufacturing and construction.  The CTE program provides students with college dual credit, advanced placement, certification, or the background to easily transition into a career or post-high school training and education.  We offer 56 different CTE courses by 20 very qualified teachers. Our extensive number of extra-curricular programs and diversified, rigorous curricula allow students to excel in the classroom and beyond.

Welcome to PCHS – “Where we do many things and do them well