Paul G. Blazer High School

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Paul G. Blazer High School
1500 Blazer Boulevard
Ashland, KY 41102
Type Public
Established 1962
School district Ashland Independent School District
Principal Derrick Runyon
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 886[1] (2013–14)
Color(s) Maroon , white      and gray     
Nickname Tomcats (boys), Kittens (girls)
Feeder schools Ashland Middle School
Information +1 (606) 327-6040

Paul G. Blazer High School (named for Paul G. Blazer[2]) is a public high school located in Ashland, Kentucky. It is part of the Ashland Independent school district. Blazer replaced the former Ashland High School on Lexington Avenue and the former Booker T. Washington Grade and High School at Seventh Street and Central Avenue in 1962. It started out as a school for grades 10-12 but changed over to 9-12 in 1980. For this reason, Blazer is still commonly referred to as simply "Blazer" by local residents, or "Ashland-Blazer" in publications about the school. Blazer is designed in a campus-style layout with seven buildings. This is unique among high schools in the region, as most consist of one single building. In 2011 the campus completed its renovation, which in most students eyes lessened the natural feel of the open campus by removing many of the trees that were in the open circle of campus. New grass was added and three of the seven buildings were repaired heavily. The next round of renovations plan to include the Art, Shop, and Theater facilities once the budget allows.

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