Liberal High School (Kansas)
|Liberal High School|
|1611 West 2nd Street 
Liberal, Kansas, 67901
|School type||Public, High School|
|School board||Board Website|
|School district||USD 480 |
|CEEB Code||171770 |
|Teaching staff||72.5 (FTE) (as of 2007-08)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Enrollment||1,235 (as of 2007-08)|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.0 (as of 2007-08)|
|Color(s)||Black and Red|
|Athletics conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|Rival||Dodge City Red Demons
Garden City Buffaloes
Liberal High School is a public high school (spanning grades 9–12) that is located in Liberal, Kansas. Liberal High School (LHS) is the only high school within the city limits of Liberal, KS. The school colors are red and black. The enrollment for the 2009/2010 school year is approximately 1,235 students. Liberal High School is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 5A division and are known as the "Redskins". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.
The school's current campus opened in 1982.
The Redskins compete in the Western Athletic Conference and are classified as a 5A school, the second-largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Liberal has won 34 state championships in various sports. Many graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Football||5||1980, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997|
|Cross Country, Girls||1||2002|
|Spring||Track and Field, Boys||14||1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004|
|Track and Field, Girls||12||1984, 1985, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004|
Liberal High School offers the following sports:
- Kelli McCarty, Miss USA 1991
- Jerrod Niemann, country musician
- Melvin Sanders, NBA player for the San Antonio Spurs
- William Stafford, poet
- Doug Terry, NFL player for the Kansas City Chiefs
- Jerame Tuman, NFL player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals
- GNIS for Liberal High School; USGS; July 1, 1984.
- USD 480
- High School CEEB Code Search
- "School Detail for Liberal Sr High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
- "State Records & State Champions" (English). Retrieved 2010-02-05.
- Conner, Desmond (1992-07-30). "Miss USA on golf team again". Hartford Courant. p. D9. "Liberal High School didn't have a girls golf team when Kelli McCarty was a student in Kansas."
- "Liberal to honor alumni poets". KU Connection. October 2004.