Belfry High School (Belfry, Kentucky)

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Belfry High School
Belfry High School from US 119.jpg
Viewed from U.S. Route 119
27678 U.S. Route 119
Belfry, Kentucky 41514
United States
Coordinates 37°38′52″N 82°15′58″W / 37.64778°N 82.26611°W / 37.64778; -82.26611Coordinates: 37°38′52″N 82°15′58″W / 37.64778°N 82.26611°W / 37.64778; -82.26611
Type Public
Motto Where Success is a Way of Life
Established 1924
Principal Mark Gannon
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 648[1] (2016)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Red and white         
Athletics 13 KHSAA Sports
Athletics conference Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Mascot The Pirate
Newspaper Treasure Chest
Yearbook Buccaneer

Belfry High School, is a school located in Belfry, Kentucky. It is the largest high school in the Pike County Public School System. The school is located in the northeastern region of Pike County, approximately 22 miles northeast of Pikeville, Kentucky and 1 mile south of Williamson, West Virginia. The school moved from Belfry in 2005 to a new site 3 miles north near the West Virginia border in Goody, Kentucky. The school is one of five public high schools in the Pike County Public School System and one of six public high schools in Pike County.


Belfry High School was established in 1923 and located along U.S. Route 119. The campus consisted of a main building and an athletic complex. In 2006, the Freshman Academy was established.[2] The academy was ended in 2011.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Janet Stumbo (1972): first woman from the 7th Judicial District to be elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals; first woman elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court[3]


  1. ^ "Belfry High School in Belfry, Kentucky". StartClass. Graphiq, Inc. 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 

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