Liberal High School (Kansas)

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Liberal High School
1611 West 2nd Street [1]
Liberal, Kansas, 67901
United States
Coordinates 37°02′30″N 100°56′36″W / 37.0417906°N 100.9432418°W / 37.0417906; -100.9432418Coordinates: 37°02′30″N 100°56′36″W / 37.0417906°N 100.9432418°W / 37.0417906; -100.9432418
School type Public, High School
School board Board Website
School district USD 480 [2]
CEEB Code 171770 [3]
Principal Keith Adams
Teaching staff 72.5 (FTE) (as of 2007-08)[4]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,235 (as of 2007-08)[4]
Student to teacher ratio 17.0 (as of 2007-08)[4]
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Black and Red
Athletics KHSAA 5A
Athletics conference Western Athletic Conference
Team name Redskins
Rival Dodge City Red Demons
Garden City Buffaloes
Ulysses Tigers

Liberal High School is a public high school (spanning grades 912) 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.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

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.


State championships[edit]

State Championships[5]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 5 1980, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997
Cross Country, Girls 1 2002
Soccer, Boys 1 2011
Winter Basketball, Boys 1 1986
Basketball, Girls 1 1976
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
Total 35

Liberal High School offers the following sports:

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ GNIS for Liberal High School; USGS; July 1, 1984.
  2. ^ USD 480
  3. ^ High School CEEB Code Search
  4. ^ a b c "School Detail for Liberal Sr High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  5. ^ "State Records & State Champions" (English). Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  6. ^ 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." 
  7. ^ "Liberal to honor alumni poets". KU Connection. October 2004. 

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