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Lawrence Free State High School, the city’s second high school campus, opened in 1997. It sits on 77 acres of land located in northwest Lawrence. The school's name honors the role the city of Lawrence played in opposing slavery so the territory of Kansas could enter the union as a free state in 1861. Free State currently serves approximately 1,226 students in grades 10-12.
Did You Know? The College Board recognized Free State High with the 2007-08 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement participation and performance. One high school in each state receives this honor and a $1,000 grant for math and science education.
Ed West, associate principal