Emporia High School
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|Emporia High School|
|3302 West 18th Street 
Emporia, Kansas 66801
|School type||Public, High School|
|School board||Board Website|
|School district||Emporia USD 253|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|• Grade 9||329 |
|• Grade 10||334 |
|• Grade 11||299 |
|• Grade 12||297 |
|Average class size||24|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1 |
|Hours in school day||7 hours, 35 minutes |
|Color(s)||Red and Black
|Fight song||On, Emporia! (tune of On, Wisconsin!)|
|Athletics||24 Varsity Teams|
|Athletics conference||Centennial League|
|Team name||Emporia High Spartans|
|Rival||Washburn Rural High School|
|Athletic Director||Curtis Simons|
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.
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.
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.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|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|
- Clint Bowyer, NASCAR driver
- Dale Corson, 8th President of Cornell University
- J.L. Lewis, professional golfer on the PGA Tour
- Evan Lindquist, Artist, Printmaker, Arkansas Artist Laureate
- John Lohmeyer, NFL player
- Dean Smith, former Hall of Fame basketball coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels
- Harold See, former Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
- Grant F. Timmerman, World War II Medal of Honor recipient
- GNIS for Emporia High School; USGS; June 5, 2008.
- High School CEEB Code Search
- Bell Schedule
- Berlin, Joey (March 2, 2009). "Champions!". The Emporia Gazette. Retrieved May 27, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- Ashford, Michael (October 29, 2007). "EHS boys dominate State". The Emporia Gazette. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
- "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
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