Leavenworth High School

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Leavenworth High School
Leavenworth USD 453 logo.png
2012 10th Avenue[1]
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Coordinates 39°17′46″N 94°55′47″W / 39.29611°N 94.92972°W / 39.29611; -94.92972
School type Public, High School
Established 1865
Status Open
School board BOE website
School district Leavenworth USD 453
Superintendent Mike Roth [2]
President Nancy Klemp, USD 453 BOE
Principal Thomas Barry[3]
Teaching staff 74
Grades 9 to 12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,249 (2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 17:1
Language English
Schedule type Block
Hours in school day 7 hours
Color(s)      Blue
Slogan Home of the Pioneers
Athletics KSHSAA 5A
Athletics conference Sunflower League
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, and many more
Mascot Pioneer Pete
Nickname LV
Team name Pioneers
Rival Lansing High School
Newspaper The Patriot
Yearbook Junebug
Affiliations KSHSAA
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.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

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.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Leavenworth HS Location; www.usd453.org
  2. ^ District Administration
  3. ^ a b c d School Administration
  4. ^ Extracurricular Activities
  5. ^ Brendel, Dale (October 12, 2010). "Leavenworth's own Melissa Etheridge lets us .... inside her window". Leavenworth Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "This and That". Leavenworth Times. Newspapers.com. July 15, 1974. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Amy Hastings". USA Track & Field. August 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ "KSHSAA inducts Wayne Simien into Hall of Fame". Lawrence Journal World. March 2, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Edwin E. Slosson papers, 1896-1937". WorldCat. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ Richmeier, John (September 28, 2013). "Leavenworth High grad enjoys Miss America experience". Leavenworth Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 

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