Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pekin Community High School is a public school located in Pekin, IL. It has 1,821 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
1903 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554
Work Here? Claim Your School

Pekin Community High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1140
135 responses
Average ACT
26
111 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
Do You Work at Pekin Community High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,775
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
  • Football games
    23%
  • Dances
    18%
  • Student Planned Activities
    11%
  • Theater plays
    11%
  • Choir concerts
    9%
  • Clubs
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,821
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,328
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
Schools like Pekin Community High School
More

Pekin Community High School Reviews

209 reviews
All Categories
PCHS welcomes every student with open arms. It's a small-town public school with less than ideal funding, but the teachers are highly qualified, relatable, and treat their students like family. The administrators work tirelessly to make PCHS a safe and effective learning environment. A dedicated group of volunteers (including many faculty and staff members) ensure that our student population, which is mostly below the poverty line, has their needs taken care of so that they can focus on their education. There are resources available everywhere; our school is fully 1:1 and our recently renovated library is phenomenal. Most teachers come early and stay long after the final bell to run extracurriculars and help students who are struggling, whether it be academically, socially, or emotionally. It's a family environment, and I couldn't possibly be more grateful.
Start Your Review of Pekin Community High School
Rate It!
Pekin Community high school has something for everyone. With some of the most broad extra curricular activities that will help make each and every student feel welcomed. Pekin also has a very large campus that sees nearly 2000 students every academic year. If you are from Central Illinois and feel as though it is time for change in your academic life, and you are capable of enrolling here, I would definitely suggest doing so. This school gave me limitless opportunities for 4 years, and is still there when I need them. Start off your career on the right foot, and find out who you really are.
I had to fight with Pekin sometimes to get the accommodations I needed as a hearing impaired student. The faculty were very understanding of me. Some of the sports were unfair though, like the football and baseball/softball teams. They were very arrogant of themselves. Otherwise, I had a pretty good high school experience. I was able to find my crowd of people and fit in with them. Those that didn't accept anyone who was different, I wouldn't hang out with. Pekin also had a tendency to overreact to certain situations, and not put more emphasis on the ones that really needed it. One time we went on lockdown because they speculated a customer at Dunkin Donuts next door had a gun, but they didn't seem to care too much about the car crashing into the school and ruining part of a building. Generally, going to Pekin was great. I loved my teachers and the faculty was nice.