Leavenworth High School
|Leavenworth High School|
|2012 10th Avenue
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
|School type||Public, High School|
|School board||BOE website|
|School district||Leavenworth USD 453|
|Superintendent||Mike Roth |
|President||Nancy Klemp, USD 453 BOE|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||17:1|
|Hours in school day||7 hours|
|Slogan||Home of the Pioneers|
|Athletics conference||Sunflower League|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, and many more|
|Rival||Lansing High School|
|Alumni||See Notable Alumni section|
Leavenworth High School, located in Leavenworth, Kansas, was established in 1865, making it one of the first high schools in Kansas. Students studied Latin, Math, Rhetoric, Science, Caesar and Virgil like their counterparts from the East Coast.
The Pioneers compete in the Sunflower 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, Leavenworth has won 22 state championships in various sports.
- Melissa Etheridge - musician
- Gary Foster - American instrumentalist
- Amy Hastings - distance runner, NCAA champion, Olympian, 2017 World Championships marathon medalist
- Norman Ramsey, Jr. - winner of 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Wayne Simien - former player NBA (Miami Heat)
- Edwin Slosson - editor, author and chemist
- Theresa Vail - Miss Kansas 2013
- Leavenworth HS Location; www.usd453.org
- District Administration
- School Administration
- Extracurricular Activities
- Brendel, Dale (October 12, 2010). "Leavenworth's own Melissa Etheridge lets us .... inside her window". Leavenworth Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- "This and That". Leavenworth Times. Newspapers.com. July 15, 1974. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- "Amy Hastings". USA Track & Field. August 25, 2016.
- "KSHSAA inducts Wayne Simien into Hall of Fame". Lawrence Journal World. March 2, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- "Edwin E. Slosson papers, 1896-1937". WorldCat. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- Richmeier, John (September 28, 2013). "Leavenworth High grad enjoys Miss America experience". Leavenworth Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.