Emporia High School

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Emporia High School
Emporia High School Spartans Logo.png
Aerial view of Emporia High School, Emporia, Kansas 09-04-2013.JPG
Address
3302 West 18th Street [1]
Emporia, Kansas 66801
United States
Coordinates 38°25′16″N 96°13′28″W / 38.421150°N 96.224359°W / 38.421150; -96.224359Coordinates: 38°25′16″N 96°13′28″W / 38.421150°N 96.224359°W / 38.421150; -96.224359
Information
School type Public, High School
Opened 1864
Status Open
School board Board Website
School district Emporia USD 253
Superintendent Kevin Case
CEEB code 170923[2]
Principal Britton Hart
Teaching staff 97
Grades 9 to 12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,468 (2012–13)
 • Grade 9 329 [3]
 • Grade 10 334 [3]
 • Grade 11 299 [3]
 • Grade 12 297 [3]
Average class size 24
Student to teacher ratio 15:1 [3]
Language English, Spanish
Schedule type Block
Hours in school day 7 hours, 35 minutes [4]
Color(s) Red and Black
         
Fight song On, Emporia! (tune of On, Wisconsin!)
Athletics 24 Varsity Teams
Athletics conference Centennial League
Sports Yes
Mascot Spartans
Team name Emporia High Spartans
Rival Washburn Rural High School
Yearbook The Echo
Communities served Emporia
Graduates (2013) 316
Athletic Director Curtis Simons
Website

Emporia High School is a fully accredited public high school located in Emporia, Kansas, serving students in grades 9–12. Emporia has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students and a teaching staff of 130. It is the only public high school within the city of Emporia. The principal is Britton Hart. The school mascot is the Spartan and the school colors are red and black.

Emporia High was established in the early 1900s in order to help educate the increasing population of Emporia. Emporia High 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 "Spartans". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Spartans compete in the Centennial League 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, Emporia has won several state championships in various sports. Many graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics.

Wrestling[edit]

Emporia's wrestling team has been successful for many years, having won eleven team state championships in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2009, and 2010. As of 2013, the Spartans have been the Centennial League Champions for 30 consecutive years.[5]

Cross country[edit]

Emporia's cross country team has won the state title 5 times, occurring in 1969, 1988, 1991, 1993, and 2007.[6]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[7]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 1 1976
Cross Country, Boys 5 1969, 1988, 1991, 1993, 2007
Winter Wrestling 11 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2009, 2010
Basketball, Boys 2 1924, 1934
Spring Track and Field 2 1995, 2008
Golf, Boys 1 1964
Bowling 1 2016
Total 23

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GNIS for Emporia High School; USGS; June 5, 2008.
  2. ^ High School CEEB Code Search
  3. ^ a b c d e Enrollment
  4. ^ Bell Schedule
  5. ^ Berlin, Joey (March 2, 2009). "Champions!". The Emporia Gazette. Retrieved May 27, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Ashford, Michael (October 29, 2007). "EHS boys dominate State". The Emporia Gazette. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2009. 
  7. ^ "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 

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