Canton High School (Illinois)

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Canton High School
1001 N. Main Street
Canton, Illinois 61520

United States
Coordinates 40°34′08″N 90°02′03″W / 40.56889°N 90.03417°W / 40.56889; -90.03417Coordinates: 40°34′08″N 90°02′03″W / 40.56889°N 90.03417°W / 40.56889; -90.03417
Type Public
Established 1860
School district Canton Union School District 66
Principal Robin Tonkin
Faculty 55.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 920[2] (2007-08 est.)
Student to teacher ratio 23.1[1]
Color(s) Purple and Gold         
Athletics conference Mid-Illini
Nickname CHS
Team name Little Giants/Lady Giants
Rival Morton High School "Potters".

Canton High School is a public high school located in Canton, Illinois. The school serves about 900 students in grades 9 to 12 in the Canton Union School District.

The school's team name was once the Plowboys but was changed in 1932 to the Little Giants after a plow made by the International Harvester company in downtown Canton.


  1. ^ a b Canton High School. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2006-06-23. "Students: 876 (2005-2006)"
  2. ^ a b About CHS Archived August 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Canton Union High School. Retrieved on 2008-06-23.
  3. ^ IHSA Canton. Illinois High School Association. Retrieved on 2008-06-23.

It is currently in the Mid Illini sports conference. the school colors are purple and gold

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