Humboldt High School (Kansas)

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Humboldt High School
1020 New York Street [1]


United States
Coordinates37°48′38″N 95°26′00″W / 37.810633°N 95.433308°W / 37.810633; -95.433308Coordinates: 37°48′38″N 95°26′00″W / 37.810633°N 95.433308°W / 37.810633; -95.433308
School typePublic, High School
School boardBoard Website
School districtUSD 258 [2]
CEEB code171415 [3]
PrincipalJohn Johnson
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment187 (2015-16)[4]
Color(s)Orange and Black          
Athletics conferenceTri-Valley League
NewspaperCub Tracks

Humboldt High School is a high school (grades 9-12) in Humboldt, Kansas, United States. It is part of the Humboldt Community School District; as of the 2014-2015 school year, Humboldt High School has an enrollment of 182 students and has a student-teacher ratio of 91:9.[5]


Humboldt High School operates on an 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 pm schedule, which includes eight periods. Classes follow traditional scheduling. Although there are eight available periods, students may only take a maximum of seven classes. Students attend the same classes Monday through Friday.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The extracurricular activities offered at Humboldt High School are small and fairly limited due to the school's small size; the Cubs are classified as a 3A school. Throughout its history, Humboldt has won two state championships.


The Humboldt Cubs compete in the Tri-Valley League. Humboldt High School offers several sports including football, basketball, baseball, track, volleyball, cross-country, cheerleading, and many more. Due to the small school population, many students are multi-sport athletes.


The Cubs boys' basketball team won the state championship in 1969 under Coach Don Walburn.


The Cubs football team was named Tri-Valley League Champions in 2006 and 2007.[6] Humboldt won the Tri-Valley League championship in football in 1968 as well and went undefeated.

Boys' Golf[edit]

The boys' golf team won the 2002 state championship at Turkey Creek Golf Course in Burrton, Kansas.

State championships[edit]

State Championships[7]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Winter Basketball 1 1969
Spring Golf, Boys 3 1976 (2-Man), 1979 (2-Man), 2002
Track & Field, Girls 1 1979
Total 5

Non-athletic activities[edit]

Scholar's Bowl[edit]

The Cubs Scholar's Bowl team won four straight TVL titles from 1998-2001, and was the State runner-up in 2001, losing the lead on the last question of the championship round.


Humboldt High School's Journalism Department has won 30 Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional journalism championships and 14 state championships (1975, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009), and has retired two separate traveling trophies by winning three-straight championships in a row twice. Journalism students at HHS have won 61 individual state championships; the school newspaper Cub Tracks has been continually published since 1973. It was inducted into the National Scholastic Press Association's Hall of Fame at that association's Fall Convention in 2000, and won 3rd place in the National Best of Show competition at that same event. Since the All-Kansas Competition began in 1991, Cub Tracks has won a top rating 14 times; the Cub yearbook has also won numerous top ratings from the KSPA.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ GNIS for Humboldt High School; USGS; July 1, 1984.
  2. ^ USD 258
  3. ^ High School CEEB Code Search
  4. ^ "Humboldt High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Humboldt High School Students By Grade" (English). Retrieved 2008-12-23.
  6. ^ "Football 2008" (English). Retrieved 2008-12-23.
  7. ^ "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on April 21, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  8. ^ "Allen County Historical Society" (English). Retrieved 2008-12-23.

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