East Peoria Community High School
|East Peoria Community High School|
|1401 East Washington Street
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
|Principal||Dr. Chuck Nagel|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
East Peoria Community High School is a four-year public high school located in East Peoria, Illinois, and is the only school of East Peoria Community High School District 309. It has approximately 1,200 students. East Peoria Community High School has several feeder schools: Central Junior High School (East Peoria School District 86), Parkview Middle School (Creve Coeur School District 76), and Robein Elementary School (District 85).
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During the summer of 2009 construction began on "E" building. The new construction includes a new larger cafeteria and multiple classrooms. The cafeteria seats 800 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".
- Tim Broe (1995 graduate) — runner: 2004 U.S. Olympic Team (Athens, Men's 5000 meter, 11th place); graduated from Central Junior High first; also coached at EPCHS from 2007 to 2010
- Corwin Clatt, American football player
- William Lane Craig (1967 graduate) — philosopher and Christian apologist
- Matthew F. Hale (1989 graduate) — white supremacist: Creativity Movement
- Kent Hovind (1971 graduate) — Young Earth creationist
- Sam Kinison (1971 graduate) — stand-up comedian
- Howard Lance (1973 graduate) — Chairman & CEO, Harris Corporation
- Cristy Lane (1958 graduate) — country/gospel singer
- Roger Phegley (1974 graduate) — basketball player: several NBA teams
- Gary Richrath(1968 graduate); guitar player for REO Speedwagon
- Tim Simpson (1987 graduate) — football player: Fighting Illini, Peoria Pirates, and several NFL teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers
- "East Peoria Community High School Information". East Peoria High School. 2006. Archived from the original on January 14, 2007. Retrieved 2006-11-14.
- Miller, Jane (August 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 agoPhoto caption: "Olympic runner Tim Broe returns to his roots by visiting his alma mater, East Peoria Central Junior High".
- "CORWIN CLATT". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
- 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). "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.
- "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.
- Phil Luciano, "Ex-REO Speedwagon guitarist and East Peoria native Gary Richrath dies at 65". Peoria Journal Star, September 14, 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
- Eminian, 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
- East Peoria Community High School – official website
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