Pittsburg High School (Kansas)

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Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg High School Side.JPG
1978 East 4th Street [1]
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
United States
Coordinates 37°24′33″N 94°40′21″W / 37.409280°N 94.672469°W / 37.409280; -94.672469Coordinates: 37°24′33″N 94°40′21″W / 37.409280°N 94.672469°W / 37.409280; -94.672469
School type Public, High School
Established 1887
School board Board Website
School district USD 250 [2]
Superintendent Destry Brown [3]
CEEB code 172407 [4]
Principal Jon Bishop [5]
Asst Principal Chris Garzone, Rhonda White
Athletic Director Brannon Kidd [5]
Band Director Cooper Neil
Teaching staff 65
Grades 9 to 12
Gender coed
Enrollment 860
Campus type Rural
Color(s)      Purple
Athletics Class 5A [6]
District 4 [7]
Athletics conference Southeast Kansas League [5]
Mascot Purple Dragons
Rival Fort Scott High School
Newspaper The Booster Redux

Pittsburg High School is a fully accredited public high school located in Pittsburg, Kansas, USA, serving students in grades 9-12. Pittsburg High School is one of two high schools in Pittsburg, KS and is the largest high school in southeast Kansas and the Greater Pittsburg Area. The school colors are purple and white and the school mascot is the Dragon.


Pittsburg High School was established in 1887, making it one of the oldest high schools in the state of Kansas.[citation needed] Pittsburg 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 "Dragons".

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Pittsburg High School offers many different sports and extracurricular programs for its students. Some of the programs include: football, basketball (men's and women's), volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, wrestling, dance team, and cheer-leading. The Purple Dragons are classified as a 5A school according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Additionally, the Purple Dragons have won multiple district and state championships in both athletic and non-athletic programs.[citation needed]

Track and Field[edit]

Track and Field was established at Pittsburg High shortly after the school was founded. Throughout the years, many students have won individual state titles and have set numerous school records.[citation needed]


Wrestling is a sport offered at Pittsburg High. In 2007, Tyler Koehn won the state title in the 152 lb division.[8] Beau Bennett won the Class 5A state championship at 285 pounds in 2009. Broc Bennett won the 4A 285 pound state title in 2011.[9]

State Championships[edit]

State Championships[10]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 4 1954, 1983, 1988, 1990
Total 4

Non-athletic Programs[edit]

Scholars Bowl[edit]

Pittsburg High School has won two state scholars bowl championships, in 2006 and 2007.


Pittsburg High School has also produced several state champions in chess.

State Championships
Name Number of Championships Year
Digeng Du 2 2001, 2002
Total 2


State Championships
Type Number of Championships Year
Humorous Interpretation 1 2008
Extemporaneous Speaking 2 2000, 2008
Total 3


In 2010, Pittsburg High School's fall play, Crimes of the Heart, tied for first place in a statewide theatre competition.[citation needed] The show was performed at the Kansas State Thespian Conference in January 2011.[citation needed]

National awards[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]



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