Millard North High School
|Millard North High|
|1010 S 144th St
Omaha, Nebraska, 68154-2899
|School board||Millard Public Schools|
|Number of students||2,452|
|Color(s)||Blue and Silver with Green Accent|
Millard North High School is a high school in the Millard Public Schools district. Opened in 1981, Millard North is the second largest school in Nebraska behind Omaha Central High School. Millard North partially opened in 1978 for 9th and 10th grade students. In 1981, the second phase of the project was completed and the school began to serve students in grades 9-12; at that time, the school's name was changed to Millard North High School. The school completed an expansion in 2007.
Millard North is one of two high schools in Omaha to carry the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and was the first in the state to offer the programme. Along with Millard North Middle School, Millard North High School offers the IB Middle Years Programme. The middle years program is for 9th and 10th graders while the Diploma program is for 11th and 12th graders. The only other schools in Nebraska that offer this type of education are Lincoln High School in Lincoln and Omaha Central in Omaha
Millard North is part of the Millard Public Schools Systems which offer the Academy program for those students aspiring to a particular career after graduation. Millard North was home to the Finance Academy which started in 2009, but was ended after the 2012-13 school year. Millard North sends students to the other two Millard high schools to participate in the other academies. Currently in the Millard district there are six academies offered: Finance at North, Education at West, Entrepreneurship at South and Culinary Skills, Health Sciences, and Distribution and Logistics Management at Horizon. Academy students graduate with almost a full year of college credit (though it varies by academy) and partake in the program during junior and senior years of High School. 
Classes in five foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Latin) are offered.
Millard North currently has the largest forensics program in Nebraska. The team is regularly ranked in the top three at the NSAA State Speech Tournament and were state runner-ups in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. Millard North regularly attends regional and national circuit tournaments qualifying students for numerous outrounds. The team qualifies numerous students each year to the national tournament. Forensics is offered as part of the oral communications curriculum with classes offered year round. The team currently has over 130 members, making it one of the largest in the nation.
Millard North has two official student publications. The Hoofbeat, the newspaper, is published every three weeks and maintains an online website. The publication received the Cornhusker Award in 2010. The Stampede, the school yearbook, is published once a year in May with a supplement published in August. The Millard North journalism program won first place overall in the 2011 Nebraska state competition and were co-State Champions in 2012.
Nebraska Economics Challenge
Millard North operates an economics program, associated with the Advanced Placement Program, to compete in the Nebraska Economics Challenge. The team's advanced division is the "Mustang Monopoly" and the primary division is "The Stallions." Millard North was state runner-up in 2010-2011.
The Millard North Mustangs football team played in the Nebraska high school state championship game for four consecutive years (2002–2005) and won state championships in 2003, 2005, 2010, and 2012. The 2004 team finished with the third-highest rushing total by a team in one season in high school football history, with one 2000-yard rusher and two 1500-yard rushers. In 2006 the Mustangs defeated Lincoln Southwest High School in a five-overtime bout that currently stands as the longest game in Nebraska playoff football history. The Mustangs returned to the state championship game in 2007, losing to Omaha Central 26-21. In 2010, the Mustangs returned once more to the state championship game in 2010, they came back from a 17-0 deficit to beat Millard South high school 28-20. In 2012, Millard North made it to the state championship yet again to play the Omaha North Vikings. After a scoreless 1st half, both teams scored back and forth until the Vikings missed a field goal attempt to seal a Mustang victory, 17-14.
The Mustangs baseball team played in four out of five Nebraska high school state championship games between 2002 and 2006. The 2005 team posted the best record in Nebraska high school baseball history with 35 wins and no losses on their way to the school's first state baseball championship in 15 years (the 1990 baseball team won the high school's first ever boys state championship) and the first baseball team to go undefeated in Nebraska in 21 years. The leading hitter, and one of six 1st-Team All-State Team members, on that undefeated team was Conor Gillaspie, a third baseman drafted early in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
In 2007, the boys soccer team went undefeated to win the state championship against Lincoln East High School, 4-2, with a record of 22-0, and posting a state record of 17 shutouts. In 2008, the girls soccer team went 18-1 to win the state title against Westside High School.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Football||4||2003, 2005, 2010, 2012|
|Soccer, Boys||2||1995, 2007|
|Soccer, Girls||6||1988, 1994, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2011|
|Tennis, Girls||3||1989, 2001, 2002|
|Track and Field, Girls||3||2005, 2006, 2008|
|Baseball||3||1990, 2002, 2005|
- Lance Cade, professional wrestler
- Eric Crouch, 2001 Heisman Trophy winner
- Conor Gillaspie, third baseman for the Chicago White Sox
- Shelly Li, science-fiction author
- Ryan Malone, forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning
- Seth Olsen, offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos
- Paul Stastny, center for the Colorado Avalanche
- Jeff Tarpinian, linebacker for the New England Patriots
- Michael Zagurski, pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Millard North was the initial choice to be the filming location of Election, but the Millard School Board thought the movie was too obscene to be filmed there. References to "Millard High" can be seen in the original drafts of Alexander Payne's script for Election.
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- "Bellevue East teams sweep Nebraska Economic Challenge titles". Nebraska Economics Challenge. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
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- Election (1999) - Trivia
- Election - by Alexander Payne andJim Taylor