Parker Rural High School
Parker, Kansas


Parker School House

Parker High School started out as a two-year high school in 1905 in the upper floor of the two-story frame building at the west end of Main Street. Grade school classes were held on the lower floor. There were two Out Houses, one for the boys, and one for the girls.

In 1911, Parker High School became a three-year high school.

Parker Rural High School 1922 In 1922, a new brick high school was built on the north edge of town and Parker Rural High School became a four-year institution.

The Manual Training building was built in 1930. Manual Training Building in 1938

Busses in 1938
Bus Service in 1938.
Busses in 1957
Bus Service in 1957.

In 1966, Linn County consolidated the school districts, and started building Prairie View High School 3 miles west of LaCygne. It took a couple of years to get things organized. Before the Prairie View High School was finished the seventh and eighth graders went to Fontana, the Freshmen and Sophomores went to Parker, and the Juniors and Seniors went to LaCygne.
In 1970, the students were bused to Prairie View High School and the high school at Parker was closed.

Parker Rural High SchoolSixty-Five Years of Graduates

PRHS Alumni: Please send changes of mailing address or email address to Janice (Cady) Stahl.
The Alumni Banquet is the Fourth Saturday of April!

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