Kearney High School (Kearney, Nebraska)

Kearney High School is a public high school in Kearney, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney Public Schools district. It is one of two high schools in Kearney (the other being Kearney Catholic High School).

Kearney High School
2702 W. 11th Street

United States
Coordinates40°42′45″N 99°05′27″W / 40.71250°N 99.09083°W / 40.71250; -99.09083Coordinates: 40°42′45″N 99°05′27″W / 40.71250°N 99.09083°W / 40.71250; -99.09083
School typePublic, high school
School districtKearney Public Schools
SuperintendentKent Edwards
PrincipalChristopher Loofe
Color(s)         Blue and gold
Athletics conferenceHeartland Athletic Conference (HAC)


The original school was built in 1879 and was named Whittier School. It was used for grades K-12 until a new high school, Longfellow High School, was built in 1890. This was used until 1960 when the new high school was ready, and was razed in 1969.

The building in use as of 2015 is located at 3610 6th Avenue. Its west side borders the campus of Horizon Middle School. Since its opening in 1961, it has experienced several major additions. The original building featured an auditorium, band room, shared vocal/chorus room, cafeteria, offices, gym, library, and a lowered garden atrium. Since then, major additions include the vocational wing in 1981, the 400 Hallway in 1988, and the "Commons", 600 Hallway and North Gym in 1995. The building was then put up for auction due to the new process and construction of the new high school and the winning bid came from First Baptist Church of Kearney. The bid was $260,000.[1]

In September 2013, Kearney voters approved a $75 million bond to build a new Kearney High School,[2] to be built in southwest Kearney. The new building is a third larger than its predecessor. Construction was finished in the fall of 2016.[3]


State championshipsEdit

State championships[4]
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Football 1 2006
Cross country, boys' 6 2011, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1977
Volleyball, girls' 1 1978
Golf, girls' 4 1997, 1995, 1994, 1992
Tennis, boys' 3 1976, 1985, 1986
Winter Wrestling 1 1998
Basketball, girls' 1 1982
Spring Track and field, boys' 15 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994
Track and field, girls' 4 2016, 1996, 1995, 1972
Soccer, boys' 1 2018

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Writer, AUSTIN KOELLER Hub Staff. "First Baptist Church works to finalize purchase of old KHS". Kearney Hub. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. ^ Editor, JESSICA KOKESH Hub Regional. "Voters approve $75M propositions to build new high school, swimming pool".CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Writer, JOSH MOODY Hub Staff. "School will expand by 38 percent to 320,000 square feet".
  4. ^ "Nebraska School Activities Association". Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  5. ^ "Memorial for LTG Alva R. Fitch". Cullum No. 8879. Arlington, VA: Arlington National Cemetery. 1989-11-25. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  6. ^ "Peterson shows it takes effort to make good with your life". Kearney Hub. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  7. ^ Speirs, Dan. "Ask Pete about his fat calves". Kearney Hub. 2006-04-12. Retrieved 2010-12-03.

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