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History

HISTORY OF CONNER HIGH SCHOOL

Conner High School opened its doors for the first time on October 15, 1970 with less than 600 students in grades 10 - 12. It was built as a result of the overcrowded conditions at Boone County High School. The land for the new school was donated by the Conner family, and it was decided that the school would be named in remembrance of this generous donation.

Construction problems delayed its opening , and school started with two classes and two teachers in one classroom at Conner Junior High School. Since the athletic facilities were not finished, football and basketball games were played at Boone County High School.

Paul Hogan was selected to be the principal, Hilliard Collins the Assistant Principal, Don Bornhorst was the guidance counselor and Carlton Anderson was the athletic director. Jerry Risch served as the first head football coach and Bill Warfield as the head basketball coach. The athletic season highlight for that year was winning the 33rd district basketball tournament.

Since those 136 students graduated in the first class of 1971, over 6000 student have gone through the graduation ceremonies. These graduates have made their mark in society. Many have continued their education in the finest colleges and universities in the nation. Conner alumni represent a wide range of professions and occupations.

In 2020, Conner High School will graduate its’ fiftieth class. Conner High School serves the northern portion of Boone County, Kentucky, including the communities of Hebron, Petersburg, and northern Burlington.

Conner has approximately 1450 students divided into grades 9-12. Conner High School is accredited by AdvancED, with the District receiving recertification through 2022. Conner operates on a 4X4 block schedule and offers a variety of elective courses, Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment Courses as well as courses through the Boone County Area Technology Center and Northern Kentucky Homebuilders Program. Conner also has an active Business Internship program with various community partners and has developed outstanding programs in Engineering, Music, Fine Arts, and Media Production, all having been recognized at regional and state levels.