Tuscola Community High School

Tuscola Community High School (TCHS) is a public high school in Tuscola, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Tuscola Community Unit School District 301.

Tuscola Community High School
500 S Prairie Street


United States
Coordinates39°47′44″N 88°16′27″W / 39.7956°N 88.2741°W / 39.7956; -88.2741Coordinates: 39°47′44″N 88°16′27″W / 39.7956°N 88.2741°W / 39.7956; -88.2741
Other nameTCHS
TypePublic high school
School districtTuscola Community Unit School District 301
NCES School ID173960004001[1]
PrincipalSteve Fiscus
Teaching staff21.20 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment287 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.54[1]
Color(s)Black and Gold   
Athletics conferenceCentral Illinois Conference
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
YearbookTuscolian[citation needed]


Postcard of the school, 1938.

High school in Tuscola dates back to the early 1870s, when it occupied the third floor of the Tuscola Union School; the first high school graduation was in 1875. After the Union School burned on October 12, 1921, high school was held at the courthouse.[2]: 270 

The first building solely for Tuscola High School was opened October 2, 1922, bounded by Sale, Niles, Overton and Indiana Streets.[2]: 275  That building was then used from 1957 to January 1969 as a grade school,[2]: 275  after the newer high school was opened in November 1957, bounded by Daggy, VanAllen, and Prairie Streets.[2]: 277 

The high school became part of Tuscola Community Unit School District 301 in the 1940s when the unit district was approved by public referendum.[2]: 275 


Tuscola’s High School athletes participate in the Central Illinois Conference and are members of the Illinois High School Association.[3] There is a broad range of sporting activities in which the students participate, currently numbering at least six different sports for boys and eight for girls.

Athletic honorsEdit

  • Boys Football: 2006–07 & 2009–10 (1st), 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2017–18 (2nd)
  • Boys Baseball: 2011–12 (2nd), 2017–18 (3rd), 2007–08 (4th)
  • Boys Track: 2007–08 & 2013–14 (3rd)
  • Girls Softball: 2011-12 (4th)
  • Girls Track: 1992–93 (2nd)[4]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

There are a school band and a chorus and the school offers competitive quizzing.[5]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Tuscola High School (173960004001)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e Tuscola Sesquicentennial History Book Committee. "Tuscola Schools 1858–2007". Tuscola Strolling Through the Past: A Pictoral History 1857–2007 (PDF). Tuscola, Illinois: City of Tuscola. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  3. ^ "Conferences & Affiliated Schools". Illinois High School Association. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Team Titles: T". Illinois High School Association. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "About Us". Tuscola CUSD 301. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tuscola Fall 2015 Homecoming". Tuscola Community High School. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "In Illinois' bicentennial year, storied high school football rivalry continues". Journal Star. Retrieved June 18, 2018.

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