During the summer of 2009 construction began on "E" building. The new construction includes a new larger cafeteria and multiple classrooms. The cafeteria seats 600 students and has a separate room for faculty dining. The classrooms are state of the art, with built-in sound systems, DVD and VHS, and up-to-date electronics. "E" building is the first phase of construction. For phase II the old lunch room is being turned into a fine arts wing, and phase III is the demolition of the original building "A building".
^ abMiller, Jane (Aug 2, 2012). "EP native Tim Broe, a 2004 Olympian, celebrates games". PJStar.com (Peoria, Illinois: GateHouse Media). Retrieved 2013-10-01. He returned to Peoria to coach cross country and track at East Peoria High School, his alma mater, in 2007, but left two years ago Photo caption: "Olympic runner Tim Broe returns to his roots by visiting his alma mater, East Peoria Central Junior High".
^Craig, William Lane. "Debating". Q&A with William Lane Craig. Dallas, Texas: Reasonable Faith. Retrieved 2013-10-01. She explained to me about the high school debate team at East Peoria Community High School (which was, by the way, very good, having won state that year). So when I became a freshman the following year I went out for the team and started debating. That was 1964.
^Kendall, Jeanette (May 15. 2013 12:40PM). "Country/gospel star has roots in East Peoria". EastPeoriaTimesCourier.com (Peoria, Illinois: Gatehouse Media). Retrieved 2013-10-01. She graduated from East Peoria High School where she took speech class for a lisp she had.Check date values in: |date= (help)
^"Roger Phegley". Peoria, Illinois: Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2013-10-01. ...both a basketball and baseball standout at East Peoria High School. As a pitcher, he played a major role in East Peoria's making the state baseball tournament for the first time.
^ abEminian, Dave (Sep 27, 2010). "WATN: Tim Simpson". PJStar.com (Peoria, Illinois). Retrieved 2013-10-01. 157-4 record as a prep wrestler at East Peoria Community High School ... The Cleveland Browns took him in the 12th round of the NFL Draft, and Simpson went on to play as a guard on the offensive lines for Cleveland and Pittsburgh. After his NFL career, he returned home and later played indoor football for the Peoria Pirates