Sumner-Fredericksburg High School

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School is a rural public high school located in Sumner, Iowa. It is one of four schools within the Sumner-Fredericksburg School District. It was a part of the Sumner Community School District until it consolidated with the Fredericksburg Community School District in 2014.[3]

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School
802 West 6th Street
Sumner, Iowa

Coordinates42°51′11″N 92°06′26″W / 42.8530°N 92.1073°W / 42.8530; -92.1073Coordinates: 42°51′11″N 92°06′26″W / 42.8530°N 92.1073°W / 42.8530; -92.1073
TypePublic Secondary
Motto"Committed to continued excellence in lifelong learning, leadership, and character"
School districtSumner-Fredericksburg Community School District
SuperintendentFred Matlage
NCES School ID192760001610
PrincipalTim Johnson[1]
Faculty16.81 (on FTE basis) [2]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment245 (2019-20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio13.62[2]
Color(s)Blue, Green and Gold
Athletics conferenceNorth Iowa Cedar League
NicknameS-F, Sumner-Fred
RivalsWapsie Valley, Oelwein, North Fayette Valley
WebsiteSFHS homepage


Sumner-Fredericksburg High School was established in 2004. It originated from the merger between the Sumner CSD and Fredericksburg CSD.[4] Sumner-Fredericksburg High School is located in Sumner along with Durant Elementary School.

The schools' colors and mascot was chosen from a survey taken from all students in the newly combined district. From this survey, the students chose Cougars to be the mascot and the colors: Navy Blue, Forest Green, and Vegas Gold. In its first year, Sumner-Fredericksburg joined the Upper Iowa Conference which boasted Sumner's rival North Fayette and Fredericksburg's rival Turkey Valley. As schools in the Upper Iowa Conference continued to shrink and join together, Sumner-Fredericksburg received an invitation to join the North Iowa Cedar League. In 2014, Sumner-Fredericksburg joined the North Iowa Cedar League East Division, where it joined schools of similar size. In 2022, the school was invited to join the Upper Iowa Conference and the Northeast Iowa Conference. The school has yet to respond to both invitations.

Athletics and activitiesEdit

The Cougars, a member of the North Iowa Cedar League, has the following athletics. [5]

Sumner-Fredericksburg has the following activities/clubs.

  • FCCLA (Family Community Career Leaders of America)
  • Student Senate
  • Get A Grip
  • FFA (The National FFA Organization)
  • Speech (Individual and Group)
  • NHS (National Honor Society)
  • Instrumental Music (Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Honor Band)
  • Choir
  • Sensations Show Choir
  • Spanish Club
  • Wellness Committee

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "SFHS Faculty and Staff". Sumner and Fredericksburg Schools. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Sumner-Fredericksburg HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "District Reorganization History final." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Heinselman, Karen (2004-09-20). "Sumner, Fredericksburg students adjust to sharing agreement". WCF Courier. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  5. ^ "North Iowa Cedar League". North Iowa Cedar League. Retrieved 2020-07-22.