Pinckneyville Community High School

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Pinckneyville Community High School
600 East Water Street
Pinckneyville, Illinois, Perry County 62274
United States
Coordinates 38°04′43″N 89°22′31″W / 38.07864°N 89.37531°W / 38.07864; -89.37531Coordinates: 38°04′43″N 89°22′31″W / 38.07864°N 89.37531°W / 38.07864; -89.37531
Type Public
Motto Striving For Excellence
School district 101
Superintendent Keith Hagene
Principal Dustin Foutch
Teaching staff 34
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 400 (2013)
Student to teacher ratio 20:1
Color(s) Columbia Blue and Navy blue         
Song Pinckneyville Loyalty
Athletics conference Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference
Mascot Panther
Team name Panthers
Rivals Sparta Bulldogs
Newspaper Bleeding Blue
Yearbook Pyramid
Athletic Director Bob Waggoner

Pinckneyville Community High School is a public high school in Pinckneyville, Illinois. It is located in Perry County Illinois.


PCHS requires students to obtain a minimum of 32 credit hours in order to graduate. The core requirements include 4 credits in English, 3 credits in Math, 3 credits in Social Sciences, 3 credits in Science, 2 credits in Fine Arts, 2 credits in Physical Education, 1 credit in Vocational Education, and to satisfy the Consumer Education requirement

PCHS operates under the modified Block 8 system. Students are enrolled in 9 classes and attend four classes on “A” days with the remaining four classes on “B” days and a mini-block that meets every day. The four blocked classes are 75 minutes in length, with the mini-block consisting of 50 minutes of class time.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


The school participates in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), and is a member of the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference. Students compete in football, golf, cross-country, cheerleading basketball, wrestling, baseball, track, volleyball, and softball.

Pinckneyville is known for its boys basketball program, winning over 1,500 games and appearing in the State Finals Tournament 11 times (winning in 1948, 1994 and 2001).

Clubs and activities[edit]

Clubs and activities that students of PCHS are given the option of joining include Art Club, Blue Streak Newspaper, Chorus, Concert Band, FFA, FCCLA, Jazz Band, Lifesavers, Marching Panthers, Music Makers of America, National Honor Society, NSSP, Panther Bakers, Pep Band, Poms, Pyramid Staff, Science Club, Scholar Bowl, Spanish Club, Student Council, FBLA, Industrial and Vocational Club (Tech Club).

Some of the activities put on by the various clubs include the Art Festival by the Art Club, numerous concerts held by Chorus, Concert Band, and Jazz Band, FFA Week by the FFA Chapter, the annual musical by the Music Makers, Homecoming Week by the Student Council, and publication of the school newspaper by the Blue Streak.


PCHS has a population of 54% male students to 46% female students. Current ethnicity includes 98% white, 1% black, and 1% other.


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