Kewanee High School

"Home of the Boilermakers"

Principal: James Bryan
Asst. Principal: Christopher Gustafson

1211 East 3rd St.
Kewanee, IL  61443
Ph# 309-853-3328
Fax# 309-854-0210


As Principal, I would like to welcome everyone to Kewanee High School. Kewanee High School has a progressive school community with student success at its core purpose. Kewanee High School's slogan "Simply the Best" summarizes our mission. Our mission is to provide "simply the best": facilities, teachers, instructional practices, learning materials, and extra-curricular opportunities in order to enhance our learners and enable them to compete in the 21st century.

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, English 102, Horticulture 192, Horticulture 292, Math 112 (Pre-Calculus -1st Sem.) Math 116 (Pre-Calculus-2nd Sem.), Math 124 (Calculus), History 106 (US History), Welding 101 & 102 (1st Sem.), Welding 103 (2nd Sem.).

Along with our wide range of academic and Career and Technical classes offered, 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. We offer programs in the arts, culture, sports, scholastic bowl, robotics, agriculture, and speech. Our programs have been extremely successful. We take pride in and believe these programs enhance our students' education, as well as, spotlight our talented student body.

Kewanee High School and its staff are dedicated to providing students an excellent high school education. We are extremely proud of our students' accomplishments and successes. We look forward to providing an enriching curriculum to all of our students for years to come.

James Bryan, Principal
Kewanee High School

Kewanee CUSD #229 5 Essentials Survey Press Release

Kewanee School District #229 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the ninth 
statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique 
opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From now 
to April 2, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help 
identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey 
supplement will also be administered during the same survey window. These surveys will serve as an 
opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.
Kewanee School District #229 has consistently participated in the statewide 5Essentials Survey and 
is opting to administer the survey to teachers and students again this year to continue tracking 
and informing progress.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational 
culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
▪     Effective Leaders
▪     Collaborative Teachers
▪     Involved Families
▪     Supportive Environment
▪     Ambitious Instruction
Principals and superintendents will receive their 5Essentials Reports in May 2021. Survey results 
will also be reported publicly on the 5Essentials reporting site in Spring 2021 and on the
State School Report Card website in Fall 2021 .