Louisville Male High School

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Louisville Male High School
Male Bulldog logo.jpg
Louisville Male High School.jpg
Male High School in 2007
Address
4409 Preston Highway

,
United States
Coordinates38°11′06″N 85°43′16″W / 38.185°N 85.721°W / 38.185; -85.721Coordinates: 38°11′06″N 85°43′16″W / 38.185°N 85.721°W / 38.185; -85.721
Information
TypePublic secondary
Established1856
School districtJefferson County Public Schools
PrincipalJim Jury
Grades912
Enrollment1,891 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)          Purple & Gold
MascotBulldogs
RivalDuPont Manual
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools,
since 1913[2]
YearbookBulldog
Website

Louisville Male Traditional High School is a public secondary school serving students in grades 9 through 12 in the southside of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is part of the Jefferson County Public School District.

History[edit]

Ninth and Chestnut (1856–1897)[edit]

Founded 163 years ago in 1856, Louisville Male High School became the first high school west of the Allegheny Mountains.[3] Therefore, Male was known originally as "High School." In 1861, Male was designated The University of Public Schools of Louisville and awarded bachelor's degrees until 1921. After other high schools were established in the years following,[when?] the school was named Louisville Male High School.[why?] The "H" was kept as the school's letter for tradition and to honor the origins of the school.[citation needed]

First Street near Chestnut (1898–1915)[edit]

Corner of Brook Street and Breckinridge Street (1915–1991)[edit]

In the 1970s, Male was chosen as the Traditional High School,[clarification needed] becoming the first magnet program in the school district.[3]

Third site (1915–1991) in 2012

In 1976, an early-morning bomb explosion on Labor Day caused damage to the school's gymnasium; it occurred during several days of anti-busing protests in the Louisville area.[4][5] The FBI was called in to investigate.[6][7][8]

This location (38°14′25″N 85°45′08″W / 38.2404°N 85.7523°W / 38.2404; -85.7523) is now owned by Salvation Army and is a historic landmark in Louisville.

4409 Preston Highway (1991–present)[edit]

In August 1991, Male moved to its current campus at 4409 Preston Highway, an educational facility that doubled the instructional, laboratory, library and campus space. Since it has moved to this location, the school has won two U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon awards. The site was previously Sallie P. Durrett High School, which became the Durrett Education Center in the early 1980s and was used by Jefferson County Public Schools Library Media Services until 1991. The adjoining Gheens Academy, which opened in 1983, was previously Prestonia Elementary School.

Academics[edit]

The school runs a unique curriculum that is different from the other public high schools in the city. All students participate in the College Preparatory Program so as to aid in a smooth the transition to higher education.

Students have an opportunity to graduate with a Commonwealth Diploma,[9] which demands more than the required units for graduating high school in JCPS. One of the stipulations is the successful completion (i.e., receiving a grade of "C" or its equivalent) in 6 AP courses in the areas of English, science/mathematics, foreign language, and elective.

Athletics[edit]

On Saturday, November 18, 1893, the annual Male-Manual football rivalry, the longest running, continuously played, high school football series in Kentucky, began. Their football team is a perennial state power, and in addition to its long-running rivalry with Manual, Male is also a close rival with St. Xavier High School, with the annual contest usually determining the fate of the district champion; however, due to the state's realignment of high school football into a six-class system starting in 2007–08, Male is the third winningest football program in the United States and the second winningest program in Kentucky behind Highlands High School (Ft Thomas, KY).[10]

Male also has a rivalry with Trinity High School in football. The school offers football (State Championships: 15)(State Runners-up:3),[11][failed verification] basketball (State Championships: 4)(State Runners-up: 5),[12] baseball (State Championship: 1944), softball (State Runner-up: 2015), bowling, tennis, soccer, field hockey, wrestling, swimming, track and field (5-Peat State Championship Winners: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and lacrosse.

Venues[edit]

Maxwell Field, formerly called High School Park, was the football stadium located behind Male's former location on Brook Street.[13] This is now the site of the Dawson Orman Education Center.[14]

Sports championships[edit]

Championships
Sport Sex Championship Years won Individuals
Baseball[15] Men District Champion 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018
Region Champion 1944, 1954, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2010
State Final Four 1944, 1954, 2003, 2010
State Runner-Up 1954, 2003
State Champion 1944
Basketball[16] Men Region Champion 1932, 1933, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1966, 1970, 1971
1973, 1974, 1975, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002
State Runner-Up 1932, 1966, 1973, 1974, 2001
State Champion 1945, 1970, 1971, 1975
Football[11][17] Men Region Runner-up 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009
Region Champion 1993, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018
State Runner-Up 2001, 2002, 2010
State Champion (unofficial prior to 1960) 1924, 1937, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2015, 2018
Golf[18] Men State Champion 1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 regional placed

/2017

Soccer[19] Men State Champion 1983
Track and field[20] Men State Champion 1921, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1936, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947
1948, 1949, 1952, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1994, 1995,
1996, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017
Basketball[21] Women Region Champion 1987, 1994, 1996, 2015
State Final Four 1994, 2015
Soccer[22] Women State Champion 1993, 1994
Softball Women Region Champion 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
State Runner-Up 2015, 2017
State Champion 2019
Track and field[23] Women State Champion 1966, 1968, 1972, 2016, 2017
Wrestling Men State Runner-Up 2015, 2016 Zane Brown
State Championships 2016 Garrett Chandler

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class Notability
James R. Allen 1943 Military Officer[24]
Chris Barclay 2002 professional football player[25]
Ralph Beard 1945 professional basketball player[26]
Winston Bennett 1983 professional basketball player[27]
Porter Bibb the first publisher of Rolling Stone[28]
Rick Bolus 1968 Nations Top Prep Basketball Analyst[citation needed]
Emery Bopp 1942 artist[citation needed]
Louis Brandeis 1870 U.S. Supreme Court Justice[citation needed]
Michael Bush 2003 professional football player[29]
Valerie Coleman 1989 Classical Flutist and Composer. Founder of the 2005 nominated ensemble Imani Winds[citation needed]
Tony Driver 1996 professional football player for Notre Dame and the Buffalo Bills[30]
Trent Findley professional football player[citation needed]
Abraham Flexner reformed medical education in the United States[citation needed]
Charles Grawemeyer 1929.5 industrialist, entrepreneur and investor, created the Grawemeyer Award[citation needed]
Marcus Green 2001 professional football player[31]
Sean Green Major League Baseball Pitcher[32]
Darrell Griffith 1976 professional basketball player[33]
John R. Harper engineer, inventor, politician[citation needed]
William B. Harrison former mayor of Louisville[citation needed]
D.J. Johnson 1984 Professional football player[34]
Kenny Kuhn 1955 professional baseball player[35]
Neville Miller 1912 former mayor of Louisville[citation needed]
William Burke Miller Pulitzer Prize winner[citation needed]
Warren Oates 1945 noted film actor
Larry O'Bannon basketball player who plays for Hapoel Eilat B.C. in Israel[citation needed]
Joseph T. O'Neal former mayor of Louisville[citation needed]
Chris Redman 1995 professional football player[36]
Lee Roberson 1923 notable Baptist pastor, and founder, president and chancellor of Tennessee Temple University and Temple Baptist Seminary[citation needed]
Drane Scrivener 1968 professional football player[37]
Edliff Slaughter 1920 LMHS's first All-American football player[citation needed]
George Weissinger Smith 1883 former mayor of Louisville[citation needed]
Hunter S. Thompson 1955 gonzo journalist, writer, novelist, political commentator[citation needed]
Wilson Wyatt former mayor of Louisville[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louisville Male High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Institution Summary". AdvancED. December 31, 1913. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "History". schools.jefferson.kyschools.us. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Police disperse busing protesters". Chicago Tribune. UPI. September 7, 1976. p. 4, sec.1.
  5. ^ "40 years after de-segregation, a look back at busing in Louisville". WAVE. February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "FBI probes school bomb". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 7, 1976. p. 1.
  7. ^ Bergstrom, Bill (September 7, 1976). "FBI joins school bombing probe". Kentucky New Era. (Hopkinsville). Associated Press. p. 5.
  8. ^ "Fewer pupils bused". Kentucky New Era. (Hopkinsville). Associated Press. September 8, 1976. p. 10.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Diploma". Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Final Football Alignment for 2007–2008 Through 2008–2009" (PDF). KHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2007. Retrieved January 13, 2007.
  11. ^ a b "Past Khsaa State Football Champions" (PDF). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
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  13. ^ Dickey, Kelly (September 1, 2015). "From High School Park to 65,000-plus". Cardinal Sports. louisville.rivals.com. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Dawson Orman Ed. Ctr". Jefferson County Public Schools. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Male HS Baseball Championships". Malehsbaseball.com. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
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  17. ^ "Male Playoff History". Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  18. ^ "Boys Golf Team State Titles" (PDF). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  19. ^ "Boys Soccer State Titles" (PDF). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  20. ^ "Boys Track State Titles" (PDF). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  21. ^ "Kentucky Girls' Basketball Regional Champions" (PDF). Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  22. ^ "Past Khsaa Girls' Soccer State Championship Results" (PDF). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  23. ^ "Girls Track State Titles" (PDF). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  24. ^ "James R. Allen". USAF. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  25. ^ "Chris Barclay". NFL Enterpriss LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  26. ^ "Ralph Milton Beard". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  27. ^ "Winston Bennett". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  28. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  29. ^ "Michael Bush". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  30. ^ "Tony Driver". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  31. ^ "Marcus Green". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  32. ^ "Sean Green Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  33. ^ "Darrell Griffith". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  34. ^ "D.J. Johnson". databseFootball.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  35. ^ "Kenny Kuhn". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  36. ^ "Chris Redman". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  37. ^ "Drane Scrivener". The Pro Football Archives. Retrieved May 27, 2019.

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