Hoisington High School was completed in 1940, constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The High School is a three-story blond brick structure with a concrete foundation. The design of the school embodies characteristics of the emerging Art Deco and Art Modern styles of the time, with simple, straight lines, vertical emphasis and stone detailing. The entrance foyers and corridors retain the original terrazzo flooring, a light buff color with red border. The terrazzo stairways are also intact. Major additions to the building include a vocational arts building on the east side of the gymnasium, a three-story elevator shaft and a two-story science rooms and cafeteria addition built in front of the auditorium. The auditorium was rebuilt after the building was damaged by a tornado in 2001.
Hoisington High School and the football stadium on the north side of the high school’s Elton Brown Athletic Field were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 2005.