Salina High School South

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Salina High School South
Salina High School South logo.PNG
750 East Magnolia Road [1]
Salina, Kansas 67401
United States
Coordinates 38°47′47″N 97°35′59″W / 38.79639°N 97.59972°W / 38.79639; -97.59972Coordinates: 38°47′47″N 97°35′59″W / 38.79639°N 97.59972°W / 38.79639; -97.59972
School type Public, High School
Established 1971
School district USD 305 [2]
CEEB code 172687 [3]
Principal Curtis Stevens [4]
Athletic Director Ken Stonebraker [4]
Band Director Darren Brooks
Grades 9 to 12
Gender coed
Color(s)      Green
Athletics Class 5A [5]
District 6 [6]
Athletics conference AVCTL I & II [4]
Mascot Cougars
Rival Salina Central

Salina High School South is a fully accredited public school located in Salina, Kansas, serving students in grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 1,162 students each year, and about 90% of the staff employed at the school are certified, including principal Linn Exline. The school colors are green, gold, and white, and the school mascot is the Cougar. The athletic teams offered at Salina South are varied and compete in the 5A division according to the KSHSAA.[citation needed]


School Layout[edit]

Salina South is a brown building distinctly recognized by its three "pods" (circular hallways named the 200, 300, and 400 Pods). Salina South also features doorless classrooms with faux walls. The building has few windows. The school also houses a library, two gymnasiums, an indoor pool with a separate diving section, and auditorium complete with stage and props for plays. Although the school is for the most part single-storied, there is an upstairs office above the library, a basement floor beneath the main office, and a basement floor beneath one of the gymnasiums.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]



In 2000, the football team won the 5A state championship with a victory over Pittsburg High School. The football team repeated as state champions in 2004 with a victory over Olathe North High School.[citation needed]. In 2016 the program had a down year with only one win on the season.

State Championships[edit]

State Championships[7]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 2 2000, 2004
Soccer, Boys 1 2015
Cross Country, Boys 2 1984, 1990
Cross Country, Girls 1 1984
Gymnastics, Boys 2 1973, 1974
Winter Swimming and Diving, Boys 3 1973, 1983, 2010
Spring Baseball 1 1993
Softball 2 1995, 2003
Track & Field, Girls 1 1979
Total 14

Non-Athletic Programs[edit]

  • 2006 - The debate team qualified a Policy Debate Team for the National Forensics League national tournament for the first time since 1995. This same team, composed of Bret Higgins and Josh Harzman won the 5A 2-Speaker Debate State Tournament. The same year Bret Higgins won the 5A Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Championship.[citation needed]
  • 2007 - The Salina South Theatre departments' production of Guys and Dolls received national recognition from USA Weekend's High School Musical Showstopper as one of the top high school productions in America.[citation needed]
  • 1984-2005 - The school marching band, the Salina South Marching Cougars, received 21 straight "Superior" ratings for their field performances at the annual Central States Marching Festival held at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas under the leadership of director Randall Fillmore.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

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