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Leavenworth High School holds a significant historical distinction as being the first high school in the state of Kansas. This designation underscores the school's role in shaping the educational landscape of Kansas and reflects its status as a pioneering institution.

The school offers a diverse curriculum with a high number of courses that reflect academic rigor, in core subjects and fine arts, practical arts, physical education, and Junior ROTC. 

Leavenworth High School runs on a standard four-year graduation curriculum. Enrollment at LHS averages about 1,350 students. For over 100 years, the school has been accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and is currently accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education Quality Performance Accreditation. 

Leavenworth High School currently schedules a 180-day school year.  Students may enroll in courses that are either a semester or a year in length. The school days are based on an eight-period schedule in which a student attends four 78-minute classes every other day.  Leavenworth High School awards a half credit per semester per class.  Students must earn 26 credits to graduate.

Classification: 5A
Colors: Blue and White
Team Name: Pioneers
Mascot: Pioneer Pete

CEEB Code: 171700

Logo of Pioneer Pete circa 2022

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Photo of 2023 Homecoming Pep Assembly

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