Francis Howell Central is a high school in St. Charles County, MO.  It is the third high school created in the Francis Howell School District. The school is located in Cottleville, MO but a large part of its student population comes from its larger neighbor St. Peters.  Home of the Spartans, Francis Howell Central is a four-year comprehensive high school offering programs in college preparatory, vocational, honors/advanced credit, advanced placement, and a special education program.

Francis Howell Central opened in the fall of 1997.  The school's first principal was Don Muench (1997-2001).  The first Athletic Director was Terry Kasper (1997-2010).  Currently, Howell Central has an enrollment that hovers around 2,000 students who compete in the large school Class 5 division.  Howell Central is a part of the Gateway Athletic Conference South Division (GAC South) which consists of six schools: Francis Howell Vikings, Holt Indians, Timberland Wolves, Troy Trojans, and the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars.


About Us

Mascot:  Spartan

Colors: Navy Blue and Silver

Enrollment: 1800 (+/-)

Activities Director:  Scott Harris

Head Principal:  Dr. William Arnel

Head Coach:  Brian Cissell


 Matt Nicholson

Chris Williams

Keith Looten

Chris Williams

Keith Cissell



GAC Champions


District Champions