Kankakee High School

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Kankakee High School
Motto To prepare student to be productive citizens and life long learners.
Established 1965
Type public secondary
Principal Greg Merrill
Students 1,273
Grades 912
Location 1200 W. Jeffery Street,
Kankakee, Illinois, USA
District Kankakee School District 111
Colors      Maroon
     Columbia Blue
Mascot Chief Kay
Website Kankakee High School

Kankakee High School (KHS) is a public secondary school in Kankakee, Illinois and is part of the Kankakee School District 111. KHS serves grades nine through twelve.


Kankakee High School was established in 1906 and served students until 1966. In 1966 KHS split into two schools, one called Eastridge and the other called Westview. These two schools operated until 1983 when it unified once again to form the new KHS.


KHS currently has the following sports:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Track (boys and girls)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)

Extra curricular activities[edit]

KHS offers the following extra curricular activities:

  • Band
  • MATHletes
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Foreign language club
  • Drama
  • Sisters circle
  • Brother 2 Brother
  • Interact
  • National Honors Society
  • Student council
  • Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Kankakee West African Drum Ensamble (KWADE)
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Peer Mediation
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Leaders Empowered to Achieve Anything Possible (LEAAP)


  • Black: 57.7%
  • White: 21.2%
  • Hispanic 18.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Other: 2.3%