Washington Community High School
115 Bondurant Street
Washington, IL 61571
Washington Community High School is a grade 9-12 comprehensive high school located in the northern section of Tazewell County, six miles east of the city of Peoria, Illinois. Washington prides itself on having the conveniences of a self-supporting community with a small-town environment (population of approximately 14,000), yet it serves as a suburban community for the Peoria area industry and is also a major marketplace for the surrounding area.
WCHS is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.
School Year and Work Days:
WCHS operates on a 36-week school year divided into two semesters of approximately 18 weeks each. Most class periods are 50 minutes in length. Block classes in American Studies, Algebra 1, and PE are 90 minutes in length.
Class of 2017 – 22.5 units.
WCHS offers courses in business, art, English, drama, speech, foreign languages (Spanish and French), family and consumer sciences, driver education, industrial technology, mathematics, band, chorus, science, and social studies. Advanced Placement courses are offered in American Political Science, United States History, European History, Calculus, Art and English. Work-training programs include Interrelated Coop and Cooperative Work Training (CWT). Additional work-based learning programs are provided through Peoria and Tazewell County regional educational delivery systems. Dual credit courses are also offered at WCHS through Illinois Central College.
WCHS groups students according to their ability in English, math, science, and social studies. The letter “H’ after the course title indicates honors and no letter indicates the course is standard.
Grade Weighting and Class Rank:
Rank in class for each student is based upon a cumulative grade point average and is calculated at the end of each semester. Grades in all classes are used to calculate grade point average except for physical education, driver education, band, concert choir, treble choir, and chamber ensemble. Students may opt to have physical education counted in their grade point average. Students may select additional courses to be exempt from calculation of grade point average if the courses are not used to meet graduation and/or college pattern requirements and provided the student meets the minimum criteria for the number of courses taken for grade point average calculation. Grades are averaged and GPA is determined according to the following evaluations:
Pupil Enrollment: (as of August 18, 2016)
National Testing Results: ACT
**Several students also take the SAT.
College Readiness Scores – ACT
Of the 269 students from the Class of 2016, approximately 33% are attending a 4-year college, 56% are attending a two-year college or technical school, 3% are enlisted in the military, and 8% are entering the workforce.
Students can get approval to take evening or online college courses or leave campus during the school day to take college courses for the purpose of additional academic enhancement.
Washington Community High School is a member of the Washington Township Special Education Group and offers a full program of special education instruction and services.
WCHS offers athletic interscholastic programs for boys and girls as well as intramurals. Fine arts activities include art and drama clubs, fall play, spring musical, marching, pep, and jazz bands, chorus, and show choir. Other activities include student government and a wide variety of clubs and conference/area competitions in areas such as art, speech, math, and technology.
Other services include: school and crisis counseling services, hot lunch program, nurse, psychological services, Saturday detention, CARE Program, speech therapy, transportation, tutoring, Panther Academic Coaching, summer school.
Counseling Staff Information:
Washington Community High School District #308 does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
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