Paris High School (Paris, Kentucky)

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Paris High School
308 W. 7th St.
United States
Paris, Bourbon 40361
United States
Coordinates 38.212259 -84.255471
School type Government Public (U.S.)
Motto Semper Cum Superbia
("Always with Pride")
Established 1865
Founded 1798
Status Open, no delays.
School district Paris Independent (not to confuse with Texas)
Superintendent Gary Wiseman
Area trustee Jason Todd Adams
Vice Chairperson Janice Sheperd
Chairperson Collier Mathes
Administrator Brooks, Terrence
Main Principal Mrs. Jami Dailey
Employees Lou Johnson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 202[1] (2014-15)
Hours in school day 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fight song Here's the Paris Greyhounds, nothing they lack, dressed in those colors of old orange and black. So here's the senior captains well can they see, leading our team onto victory.
Athletics Basil Hayden (1916), Blanton Collier (1928), Bill Arnsparger (1943), Beth Wilkerson (1979), Alvin Sims (1993). [2]
Mascot Greyhound
Rival Bourbon County Colonels

Paris High School is one of the two public high schools in Paris, Kentucky, United States. In grades 9-12, Paris High School serves 219 students. Paris is a relatively small high school, but is well known for diversity. The school was integrated in 1963 and the students of Paris Western transferred in the next year.[3] Paris Independent Schools has a long tradition of educating children in Paris and Bourbon County. Beginning in 1798 as the Bourbon Academy, and changing its name to Paris City School in 1865, the tradition of creating "life-long learners", who contribute to society, still holds true today.


  • Baseball (separate boys and girls)
  • Basketball (separate boys and girls)
  • Cheerleading squad (boys and girls together)
  • Cross country team (co-educational)
  • Powerlifting
  • Football (boys only)
  • Golf (separate boys and girls)
  • Soccer (separate boys and girls)
  • Softball (girls only)
  • Tennis (separate boys and girls)
  • Track (separate boys and girls)
  • Swimming (co-educational)
  • Bowling (separate boys and girls)
  • Archery


Paris High School has the following academic departments:

  • Career and Technology
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish)
  • Math
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Academy of Health Sciences[4]

Paris High School offers the following of AP classes:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • English Literature


Parisionares Choir - Directed By Eric Masters - Piano Accompaniment By Kathy Tobin


The band director is Eric Masters[5]

  • Marching Band -assisted by James Morris (woodwinds), Philip Grigson (Administration), Debbie Hale (Guard), Josh Williams (Percussion and Battery), Dwight Guy(Percussion and Battery), and others. (Currently outdated.)
  • Symphonic Winds
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Pep Band