COMO YOU KNOW: Hickman High School

Sunday, February 26, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:28 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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David H. Hickman High School is the largest high school in Missouri.


Year opened: 1927

Principal: Dr. Tracey Conrad

Address: 1104 N. Providence Road

Phone number: 214-3000

Students enrolled: 1,882 for the 2011-12 school year.

Colors: Purple and gold

Mascot: Kewpies

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David H. Hickman High School, established in 1927, is home of the purple and gold Kewpies. It is the largest high school in Missouri and represents students from nearly 40 countries.

The culturally diverse school has won "numerous recognitions for its strong academic and co-curricular programs," according to the school's 2008-09 profile. Hickman offers traditional, honors and Advanced Placement classes. Its average ACT composite score for 2009-10 was 22.4. The school has had more Presidential Scholars — a program that recognizes distinguished graduating seniors throughout the U.S. — than any other public high school in the country, according to the school's Wikipedia page.

Hickman has also had success in athletics. In the 1990s, Hickman won six state championships in baseball, women's swimming, men's track, men's cross country and men's tennis. The football team won the Class 6 MSHSAA championship in 2004. The school offers 10 sports for boys and 10 for girls. Schedules for the seasons can be found on the Kewpie athletics website.

Hickman High School has 58 clubs and organizations, including Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association, Student Government and Hip-Hop Club.

Links and sources

David H. Hickman High School website

David H. Hickman High School Wikipedia page

Columbia Public Schools Hickman High School profile

The History of the Hickman High School Kewpie website

Hickman High School Athletics website

David H. Hickman High School Facebook Page

School report card data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Updated: Feb. 26, 2012

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