Troy Buchanan High School

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Troy Buchanan High School
Troy Buchanan High School
1190 Old Cap-au-Gris Road


United States
Coordinates 38°58′34″N90°57′36″W / 38.97611°N 90.96000°W / 38.97611; -90.96000 Coordinates: 38°58′34″N90°57′36″W / 38.97611°N 90.96000°W / 38.97611; -90.96000
Type Public
Established1914;106 years ago (1914)
School district Lincoln County School District
PrincipalBrian Brown
Staff119.98 (FTE) [1]
Enrollment1,938 (2018–19) [1]
Student to teacher ratio16.15 [1]
Color(s)Purple and Gold
Athletics conference Gateway Athletic Conference

Troy Buchanan High School (formerly Buchanan High School) is a public high school in Troy, Missouri, United States that is part of the Lincoln County School District.



After Buchanan College sold their property in Troy to the local school district in 1905, Buchanan High School was founded in fall 1914. [2] A 1916 referendum proposed to build a gymnasium on to the existing school building. [3] That location was used until 1956, when classes were moved to a new location. [2]

In 1996, a new building was constructed at a cost of $13 million. [4] Work on a ninth-grade center began in 2007. [5]


Advanced Placement classes are offered as part of a Latin honors program. [6]


TBHS athletic teams are nicknamed the Trojans; they are members of the Gateway Athletic Conference and compete in the South Division. [7] A new athletic compound was opened in fall 2000. [8] The softball team won state championships in 2011 and 2016. [9]


The school has a strong National FFA Organization program. [10] [2]

TBHS has two competitive show choirs, "Express" and "Soundwave". [11] The program hosts an annual competition. [12] Express has won national-level competitions before, and Soundwave swept the jayvee division in their 2019 season. [13] [14]

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