Kewanee High School

"Home of the Boilermakers"

Principal: Rebecca Baney
Dean of Students: Cody Butler

1101 East 3rd St.
Kewanee, IL  61443
Ph# 309-853-3328
Fax# 309-854-0210

Simply the Best!

Welcome to Kewanee High School. Our mission is to work relentlessly to ensure that our students have "simply the best" high school experience. We offer the best facilities, teachers, instructional practices, learning materials, and extra-curricular opportunities in order to enhance our learners and enable them to thrive. Kewanee High School students graduate with the skills and abilities they need and are prepared to enter college, the military, and the work force.

Kewanee High School is a larger rural school that serves just over 500 students with an average class size of 17 students. Kewanee High School offers unique programs for a rural school. Kewanee High School offers a wide range of Career and Technical Education courses in business, family and consumer sciences, agricultural, woods, and metals (including welding). Along with our traditional educational programming, students at Kewanee High School are offered multiple avenues to explore in order to prepare them for life after graduation. Kewanee High School also offers "dual credit" courses with the local junior college, Black Hawk - East Campus. These dual credit courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time for a nominal fee.  Currently, Kewanee High School offers the following dual credit classes:

English 101 (full year), English 101 (semester) & English 102 (semester), Horticulture 192, Horticulture 292, Introduction to Computers 100, Math 112, Math 116, Math 124, Welding 101, Welding 102, Welding 103, Welding 105, Welding 117, Welding 118, History 105, History 106, History 151, Spanish 201, Spanish 202, Ag 121, Ag 122, Veterinary Technology 100


KHS offers a variety of extra-curricular activities to assist our students in growing socially, athletically, and artistically. We believe that our extra-curricular programs provide an opportunity for every student through the arts, culture, sports, scholastic bowl, robotics, agriculture, and speech. Our programs have been extremely successful. We take pride in these programs and believe they enhance our students' education as well as spotlight our talented student body. Follow our students’ amazing accomplishments on Twitter using #simplythebest229.

Our faculty and staff are committed to embracing students in a caring school community. We know, value, and inspire students so that they feel safe, connected, and able to solve problems. 

Kewanee High School is “simply the best” experience for Kewanee students. We appreciate your support in accomplishing our mission.


Rebecca Baney, Principal
Kewanee High School