Lanphier High School

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Lanphier High School
1300 North 11th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702

Type Public high school
Established 1937
School district Springfield School District 186
Superintendent Walter Milton, Jr.
Principal Artie Doss
Faculty 70.8 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1297 (as of 2005-06)[1]
Grade 9 347
Grade 10 422
Grade 11 265
Grade 12 263
Student to teacher ratio 18.3[1]
Color(s) Black & Orange
Athletics conference Central State Eight
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling
Mascot Lion (Leo)
Team name Lions (Boys) / Lady Lions (Girls)
Newspaper The Lanphier Roar
Yearbook The Lan-Hi
Information 217-525-3080

Lanphier High School, in the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois, Springfield, is a public high school affiliated with Springfield Public School District 186. It is also the home of the John Marshall Club, a club with open membership dedicated to uniting the community and spreading the knowledge of former supreme court justice, John Marshall.


Originally, the land that the high school was built on was owned by the Lanphier family.[2] Originally the land was a park called Reservoir Park, in which many people would go during the summer.[2] After the park was sold to the school district, the actual building of the school became a part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).[2]

The first graduating class of the high school was in 1937.[2]

The biggest expansion of the school was the Edison Junior High School. There was a walkway that connected the two schools. During the 1960s, the two buildings were combined to make the high school much larger. Some of the most recent modifications are the Commons Area, as well as a couple classrooms on the West end of the school. Because of these additions, the student body has increased in size as well.[2]

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1297 students and 70.8 classroom teachers (on a FTE ) basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 18.3.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Lanphier High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed 21 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e Lanphier High School History, Lanphier High School. Retrieved 16 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Mike McKenna hockey statistics".