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La Crosse Central High School

Central High School
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1801 Losey Boulevard South


Coordinates43°47′36″N 91°13′08″W / 43.7933°N 91.2188°W / 43.7933; -91.2188Coordinates: 43°47′36″N 91°13′08″W / 43.7933°N 91.2188°W / 43.7933; -91.2188
TypePublic 4-year
PrincipalJeff Axness
Faculty71.79 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,077 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.00[1]
Color(s)Black and Red
Athletics conferenceMississippi Valley Conference
RivalLogan High School
Central High School enrollment

La Crosse Central High School is a public high school in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Administered by the School District of La Crosse, it is located on the south side of the city. The school was established in 1907.


La Crosse Central is the older of two public high schools in La Crosse, with rival Logan being the newer school. It was established in 1907. Originally, Central was located at the intersection of 16th and Cass Streets on La Crosse's south side, where Weigent Park stands today. The current building was completed in 1967 and stands on Losey Boulevard, near State Road.

Extra-curricular activities

La Crosse Central High School has a variety of extra-curricular activities and athletics, and is part of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

Central's competitive show choir is called Grand Central Station. GCS was undefeated in the 2001, 2002 and 2014 seasons and since 2015 has hosted its own competition, the Grand River Show Choir Invitational.[2][3][4]

State championships

  • Spring baseball: A-1978, A-1986
  • Boys' basketball: 1925, D2-2017[5]
  • Boys' cross country: A-1977, D1-1990[6]
  • Girls' cross country: A-1985, A-1988, A-1989, D1-1990
  • Boys' golf: 1939
  • Girls' golf: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998
  • Girls' gymnastics: A-1984
  • Boys' Alpine Skiing: 1969, 1974, 1975, 1984-1987
  • Girls’ skiing: 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Boys' track and field: A-1963[7]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Central". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ Rindfleisch, Terry (March 11, 2002). "Central show choir finishes another undefeated season". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "Viewing Schoir: Grand Central Station 2014". Show Choir Community. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  4. ^ "Central High School hosts show choir competition". News8000. March 22, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  5. ^ Madsen, Tamira (18 March 2017). "D2 boys: La Crosse Central outlasts Cedarburg in final". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ 2019 State Cross Country Meet Souvenir Program. Wisconsin Rapids, WI: Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. November 2, 2019. p. 27.
  7. ^ "State Team Championships by School". Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Retrieved 2022-12-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Brown, Jeff (16 July 2006). "Former Central pitcher Ghelfi knows the road to the majors". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved 2020-05-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Biographical Sketch of D. Russell Wartinbee". Wisconsin Blue Book. 1966. p. 46.
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