Sunday, January 26, 2020

About Paris High School


    For over 100 years, Paris High School has been a community icon of progress, tradition, diversity and pride.  In 1894, a standard four-year high school was organized in Paris under the direction of Professor E.W. Weaver and Professor Frank Walker.  The first commencement exercise was held in 1897.  Since that time, Paris High School has established itself as a premier academic institution being nationally recognized as one of America’s best high schools by U.S. News and World Report receiving bronze medal recognition in 2007 and 2008.  Paris High also boasts two National Merit Finalists (1993, 2009) and a National Merit Semi-finalist (2008).  Our ACT scores (with all 11th graders being tested) are consistently above the state average.    Since 2007, Paris High School has partnered with Maysville Community College offering a dual credit program to seniors.  Since the program’s inception, approximately forty percent of Paris graduates have entered college with three to twelve hours of college credit.   Student achievement is Paris High School’s number one priority.  Faculty and staff expect academic excellence.  When students enter PHS, they are guaranteed a first class, top notch, high quality education.  In addition to our academic achievements, Paris also claims an award-winning band, competitive academic team, select clubs and activities, and a strong tradition of athletics. Everyday, faculty, staff and students strive to continue the longstanding tradition of Paris Pride.


 This building housed Paris Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High Schools in 1927. 
This building stood until 1966.  The four porch columns were preserved and stand today
 in front of Earl E. Redwine Gymnasium.