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Allen Central High School

Allen Central High School
442 KY Rt. 550
Eastern, Kentucky, (Floyd County), 41622
United States
School type State School, Public Secondary School
Status Operational
School district Floyd County Schools
NCES District ID 2101950[1]
Superintendent Henry Webb
CEEB Code 180723
NCES School ID 210195000404[2]
Principal Larry Begley[3]
Faculty 29.50 (on an FTE basis) [2]
Grades 912
Gender 242 Male : 171 Female
Enrollment 413 [2] (2012-2013 school year)
 • Grade 9 116 [2]
 • Grade 10 116 [2]
 • Grade 11 98 [2]
 • Grade 12 83 [2]
Student to teacher ratio 14.00 [2]
Classes offered Listed Below
Language English
Schedule type Semester
Schedule Monday - Friday
Hours in school day 7
Campuses 1
Campus Rural: Distant
Columbia blue and grey with dark red
Athletics conference KHSAA
Mascot Rebels
Team name Fighting Rebels
Yearbook The Floyd Countian
Feeder schools Allen Central Middle School, James A. Duff Elementary, May Valley Elementary

Allen Central High School (Allen Central, Central, or ACHS) is a Title I secondary school located in Eastern, Floyd County, Kentucky, United States, and is one of four public high schools in the Floyd County School system. The school colors were Columbia blue and gray; however, over time dark red has been added.

Built in the late 1960s, the first principal at Allen Central was Dave Hensley. After his death, a bridge that carries Kentucky Route 80 in front of Allen Central Middle School and Hensley's former home was renamed the Dave Hensley Memorial Bridge.

The mascot of Allen Central is the Rebel. American football games are played on Rebel Field. Basketball, volleyball and archery are played in the J. H. Campbell Gymnasium. The school plays host to many county and district tournaments due to its centralized location.

In 2014, plans were made to consolidate Allen Central and South Floyd High School into a new Floyd County Central High School. The school is expected to be completed by 2018.


  • Mascot and flag scandals 1
  • Academic courses 2
  • Sports 3
  • Extracurricular activities 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Mascot and flag scandals

For the past 34 years, the school has displayed symbols of the Confederate States of America. A Confederate flag was displayed in the school gymnasium as recently as January 2007,[4] and the school mascot is a Confederate soldier who, as of late 2006, appeared on a sign at the entrance to the school.[5] A nearby courtyard has blue brick forming the Cross of St. Andrew, and a mural in the lobby shows a rebel soldier carrying the flag on horseback. Other images of rebel soldiers and Confederate flags cover the same walls.[6] The images have stoked controversy, since many consider them to be racist symbols, whether in Floyd County, in Kentucky, and elsewhere, although there is also support in the county for retaining the symbols.[7]

Allen Central adopted the school flag and mascot in 1972, when four other schools were consolidated to form the high school. Students formed a committee and chose the mascot. The four previous schools and their mascots were the Maytown Wildcats, the Garrett Black Devils, the Wayland Wasps and the Martin Purple Flash.[6]

Academic courses

Allen Central High School provides 33 main courses along with participation in the Floyd County Early College Academy.[8] They include:

Mathematics: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus

Social studies: Introduction to Social Studies, World Civilizations, History, Geography, Psychology, United States History, Sociology

The Sciences: Integrated Science I, Integrated Science II, Biology, Human Anatomy, Biomedical Science

English Language Arts: English I, English II, English III, English IV, English Communications

Enrichment: Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Practical Living Studies, Music, Guitar, Physical Education, Health, Art, Drama

Foreign languages: Spanish I, Spanish II

On-campus college credit classes: College Algebra, College Precalculus, English 100, English 200, Music 100


Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, Volleyball, Archery, American Football, Baseball, Softball

Extracurricular activities

Academic Team, NHD History Club, Kentucky Youth Assembly, Math Club, Drama Club, Student Tech. Leadership Program, Yearbook Team


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  4. ^ "David-ACHS game postponed again", The Floyd County Times January 21, 2007, (accessed August 4, 2007)
  5. ^ "Confederate symbols abide", Cincinnati Enquirer, December 10, 2006
  6. ^ a b [1] The Associated Press, "Ky. students embrace Confederate mascot, flag despite controversy", December 9, 2006, as published on the web site of The First Amendment Center, based in Arlington, Virginia (accessed August 4, 2007)
  7. ^ [2] Prater, Kathy J., "Debate over Confederate flag continues", The Floyd County Times, January 24, 2007 (accessed August 4, 2007)
  8. ^
  • Eastern Kentucky students hold onto Confederate school symbols

External links

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