Eisenhower High School (Decatur, Illinois)

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Dwight Eisenhower High School
Decatur, Illinois
United States
Coordinates 39°49′44″N 88°56′07″W / 39.829°N 88.9354°W / 39.829; -88.9354
Type Public secondary
School district Decatur Public Schools
Principal Amy Zahm-Duncheon[1]
Faculty 47.1 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,229[2] (2005–06[needs update])
Student to teacher ratio 26.1[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Black and white         
Mascot Panthers
Newspaper Panther Press

Dwight Eisenhower High School is a public high school located in Decatur, Illinois. The school serves about 1200 students in grades 9 to 12 in Decatur Public Schools District 61. Students from this school were featured on The N's Student Body, a show on which students competed against other students from their crosstown rival, MacArthur High School, to see who could lose the most weight for a $25,000 grand prize. Eisenhower High School organizes its students into communities divided by class, and has instituted a mandatory school uniform policy along with MacArthur High School. The fight song is "EHS Fight Song".[3]


Eisenhower High School was named after the World War II general and 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Notable past attendees[edit]