Grosse Pointe North High School
|Grosse Pointe North High School|
|Norsemen logo and mascot|
|707 Vernier Rd.
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, (Wayne County), 48236
|School district||Grosse Pointe Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. C. Suzanne Klein|
|Vice principal||Tom Beach|
|Vice principal||David Reed-Nordwall|
|Vice principal||Ben Bandfield (Athletic Director)|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Fight song||"Let A Winner Lead The Way"
Will everyone here proudly stand up and cheer
And help the NORSEMEN lead the way -
Rah - Rah - Rah
We've got the spirit and we've got fight.
We've all got the might to crush our opponents,
So - Will everyone here proudly stand up
And let the Green and Gold fly high!
We'll go marching forth
for our own Grosse Pointe North
And the score will then soar to the sky.
Will everyone here proudly stand up and cheer
And help the Norsemen win this game!
|Athletics conference||MAC Red|
|Mascot||The Mighty Thor|
|Rival||Grosse Pointe South|
|USNWR ranking||911 (As of 2011)|
|Average ACT scores||21.5 (Class of 2012)|
|Communities served||Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores, Harper Woods|
|Feeder schools||Parcells Middle School,
Brownell Middle School
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Grosse Pointe North High School, commonly called North, is a public high school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The school opened in 1968 after Grosse Pointe High School was split into two schools, and Grosse Pointe North took the northern side of Grosse Pointe's students and Northeastern Harper Woods' students. It is a member of the Grosse Pointe Public School System. The principal is Kate Murray, while the assistant principals are Tom Beach,David Reed-Nordwall, and Ben Banfield. Ben Banfield is also the schools Athletic Director. As of 2011, roughly 1400 students were enrolled at GPNHS. This school is ranked #899 on Newsweek's 2008 list of the Best High Schools in America. It has also received a rating of "A" on the Michigan Report Card.
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Boys sports include: baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. Girls sports include: basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross country, dance team, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Grosse Pointe North has won numerous state championship titles: Baseball (1980, 2006), Girls' Basketball (2008), Boys' Cross Country (1973, 1975, 1976, 1982), Boys' Hockey (2001, 2002), Girls' Lacrosse (1999) and Girls' Swimming & Diving (1999).
Some of the most recent outstanding teams that the school has had include:
The 2005 boy's varsity basketball team recorded a school record in wins and made it to the state semifinals, becoming the most successful boy's basketball team in Grosse Pointe history. The team was led by Michael Bramos, who went on to play for Miami University and now currently plays for the Spanish ACB League club Gran Canaria.
The 2006 Boys' Varsity Baseball team was ranked first in the state and broke the school record in wins, finishing the season with a record of 38-1. It also became the first state championship baseball team of Grosse Pointe North in 26 years. The team went on to receive national recognition by earning a top 10 national ranking. Also, the EA Sports All-American team recognized coach Frank Sumbera as national coach of the year and pitcher Michael Kaiser as 2nd team All-American.
In 2008, under the team motto, "WE READY", the girl's varsity basketball team went on to the Class A state championship game against East Lansing, winning 58-46. It was the school's first girl's basketball state title.
The boys cross country team has been to Michigan State finals more than any other Grosse Pointe North team. Since 1995, Grosse Pointe North's football team has only lost to Grosse Pointe South four times, once in 2001, 2002, 2010, and 2011.
The Quiz Bowl team won the Class A Michigan High School State Championship in 2010 and participates in many NAQT tournaments. The team has attended the NAQT National High School Championship tournament (HSNCT) many times in recent years, more notably for their 16th place win in 2006 and 11th in 2008. Notable players from recent years include Jamie Ding (4th place NAQT HSNCT 2009 All-Star), and Stephen Morrison (9th place NAQT HSNCT 2011 All-Star).
The school also is renowned for their two bands and their orchestra. They have four instrumental extracurricular clubs: Pep Band, Pit Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Chamber Orchestra.
- David Legwand, Professional NHL Player for the Detroit Red Wings
- Michael Bramos, Basketball Player
- Carly Piper, Olympic Swimmer and Gold medalist in Athens, 2004
- Gregg Alexander, Frontman of the rock band New Radicals
- Meg White, drummer for garage rock band The White Stripes
- Andy Miele, Hobey Baker Award winner (2011), Professional NHL Player for the Phoenix Coyotes
- Corey Tropp, Professional NHL Player for the Buffalo Sabres
- Lauren Leto, Co-Founder, Texts From Last Night
- Mark Osler, law professor
- Sandra Joseph, longest-running leading actress of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera
- Robert Brooks Brown, Army Lieutenant General
- Best High Schools in America
- Michigan Report Card
- CB Gran Canaria
- Class A girls hoops: G.P. North rises to the top | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press