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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pekin Community High School is a public school located in Pekin, IL. It has 1,927 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
Address
1903 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554
Telephone
(309) 347-4101
Website
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Pekin Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1140
107 responses
Average ACT
26
110 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,759
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$671
National
$949
Median Home Value
$104,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Football games
    27%
  • Dances
    18%
  • Choir concerts
    10%
  • Student Planned Activities
    10%
  • Theater plays
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • All sporting events
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,927
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,328
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Pekin Community High School, deserves more credit than it is normally given. Lots of students complain about the administration being poor or the teachers not caring about their students, but they do. These students who only have negative things to say are the ones who are consistently in the dean's office for breaking rules and doing things they know will land them in trouble. As for diversity, while Pekin doesn't have the greatest racial diversity (which can be attributed to the actual population of the city), it is growing. They also have a lot of socio-economic diversity, which is always a great and shows that the school is not discriminatory towards those of a lower class.
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At Pekin Community High School their are many opportunities to participate in clubs and organizations. I am involved in the JROTC program, student council, dragon day leaders, just to name a few. The only thing I would change about Pekin is increasing the number of AP classes available. While we do have a lot of AP classes, I think offering more would be a great opportunity.
I am a senior this year and have absolutely loved being a student at Pekin Community High School for the past four years. My favorite aspect of PCHS is the phenomenal teaching staff that PCHS has! From social studies and mathematics to science and English, I have had teachers who genuinely care about each and every student in their classes and have high expectations for us. PCHS also offers a wide variety of AP classes that do a wonderful job of preparing students for college! I feel well equipped and excited about college as a result of the countless amount of time and energy PCHS pours into paving the way for their students to walk into bright futures.