Lake Norman High School

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Lake Norman High School
Lake Norman Wildcats Logo
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Type Public
Established 2002
CEEB Code 342691
Principal Keith Gentle
Faculty 120
Enrollment 2,000 (as of April 2012)
Color(s) Blue, Black, White
Athletics Baseball, cheerleading, colorguard, cross country, diving, football, golf, lacrosse, marching band, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling
Athletics conference I-MECK Conference (4-A)
Team name Wildcats
Vision "Lake Norman High School will be a student-centered community united in its commitment to excellence in academics, athletics, arts, and the community."
Average SAT scores 1200+

Lake Norman High School is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. The school is a part of the Iredell-Statesville school system. The name of the school comes from nearby Lake Norman. Lake Norman High was built to relieve over crowding at near-by South Iredell High School.[citation needed] In 2009, Lake Norman High School had the highest graduation rate of North Carolina public non-charter schools with 95% of the senior class receiving a diploma.


The school, as of April 2012, has just short of 2,000 students. The school was originally built for 1,300 students. In 2006, a new wing was added on to the school as the Freshman Academy.


The school has men's and women's teams in soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, swimming, diving, cross-country, track, and lacrosse. Men's sports also include football, wrestling, and baseball; women's sports also include volleyball, softball, and cheerleading.

The school has won state championships in men's lacrosse (2012), men's soccer (2006 and 2007), men's tennis (2009), baseball (2009), men's basketball (2010), and men's swimming (2009). Individual state champions have also been crowned in wrestling (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013), women's tennis (2008), and men's and women's swimming (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012). The school also has a plethora of trophies from the cheerleading squad winning numerous regional, state and national competitions.

The school competes in the 3A/4A North Piedmont Athletic Conference against many other local schools including Alexander Central, North Iredell, North Lincoln, Statesville, South Iredell, West Iredell, and Mooresville. Lake Norman's biggest rivals include Mooresville and South Iredell.

Notable athletes include swimmer Logan Heck, for achieving multiple Olympic cuts; swimmer Reed Wheeler; swimmer Tyler Hill; runner Michael Rupinski, and many others. Numerous student-athletes have received NCAA Division 1 scholarships in a variety of sports.


The school has an impressive art presence. With multiple art shows a year, many chorus concerts with different groups and vast amounts of drama plays, Lake Norman High School has a notable art team. All the different arts at the school have competitions where their art can be auditioned and moved on or perform in certain groups for example District Competitions and All State. With many talented students at the school it showcases the teachers in the arts at the school.

The school values the arts and supports the multi- discipline Spring Musical. Directed by Ms. Kelly Dowell and assisted by the musical director Ms. Virginia Wagner.

  • Examples of the Shows
  • Grease
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Footloose
  • The Sound of Music
  • Into the Woods
  • (2013-2014 Year) Shrek the Musical

2012 Blue Ribbon School[edit]

In June 2012, Lake Norman High School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.


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Coordinates: 35°35′49″N 80°54′06″W / 35.5970°N 80.9018°W / 35.5970; -80.9018