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Welcome to Your
Peoria High School Alumni Association

The legacy of Peoria High School and its Alumni has been established well over a century ago.  Established in 1856, Peoria High School is the largest oldest high school in continuous operation West of The Allegheny Mountains.  It's hard to believe our Association was formed in 1990.  Our Association is here to support the legacy of Peoria High School, its Alumni and Current Students.  It's through your generous donations that our mission can continue.  We hope you consider pledging your continuing support so our operations may continue throughout the year.  The General Fund is how we operate daily and your generous contributions make it happen.  Please hit the "Join/Donate PHSAA" button and support your Alumni Association!  

Consider an Endowment in your name, your family or a loved one

Our endowment program is another way you as an alumnus can make a difference.  If you wish to make an endowment to the Peoria High School Alumni Association through our Foundation we ask that you contact the Alumni Office to begin that process.  Last year the Alumni Association awarded deserving students over $300,000.00 in scholarships to deserving students.  Since the scholarship program was established by PHSAA, it has awarded over $1,500,000 in scholarships.  Vocational or undergraduate scholarships are considerations for you to endow. 

Please give us a call to discuss at 309-682-4854 or email us at to the attention of LaVerne Wilson.

"Once a Lion, Always a Lion!"

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Special Opinion Edition
of the Class of 2023

Could you pass the entrance exam to get into PHS in 1856?


In 1856 students wishing to attend Peoria High School had to get a 75% or higher on the entrance test and then be prepared to pay the $3 tuition cost, about $115 today.  According to an article in the 1981 CREST, only one person met the qualifications. Fourteen potential students were within 5% and were admitted. The following year a different test was used and thirty five students were admitted and then fifty-nine in 1858. The course offerings included Algebra, Latin, Philosophy, Caesar, Geography, Geometry, Physiology, Trigonometry, History, Chemistry, Cicero, Rhetoric, and Virgil.

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Alumni Gear Store is open for reunion season!

A special thanks to our local vendor "Fully Promoted" located here in Peoria!

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