Muscatine High School
|Muscatine High School|
|2705 Cedar Street
|Oversight||Muscatine Community School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jerald Riibe|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
Muscatine High School is a four-year comprehensive high school located in Muscatine, Iowa. The school is part of the Muscatine Community School District and has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students in grades nine through twelve. At 2705 Cedar Street in Muscatine (approximately one mile east of U.S. Highway 61), Muscatine High School teaches students from the city and adjacent rural areas.
- The Auroran News: The school newspaper published regularly during the academic year. Students manage all aspects of the publication.
- MHS Today: The online version of the school newspaper is available at mhstoday.com. It is completely designed and managed by Muscatine High School students.
- The Auroran: The Muscatine High School yearbook is released annually and is completely designed and written by students.
The school fields athletic teams in 21 sports, including:
- Summer: Baseball, softball.
- Fall: Football, volleyball, girls' swimming, boys' cross country, girls' cross country and boys' golf.
- Winter: Boys' basketball, girls' basketball, wrestling, girl's bowling, boy's bowling, and boys' swimming.
- Spring: Boys' track and field, girls' track and field, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girls' golf, boys' tennis and girls' tennis.
The school also has a cheerleading squad and a dance team.
Muscatine girls basketball team went to to state in 2013. That was the first time since 2003.
Muscatine is classified as a 4A school (Iowa's largest 48 schools), according to the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union; in sports where there are fewer divisions, the Muskies are always in the largest class (e.g., Class 3A for wrestling, boys soccer, and Class 2A for golf, tennis and girls soccer). The school is a member of the A-team Mississippi Athletic Conference (MAC), which comprises schools from the Iowa Quad Cities, and Burlington and Clinton high schools.
- Ben Barkema, free agent draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft
- Jim Yong Kim, 17th president of Dartmouth College and president of the World Bank, succeeded Robert Zoellick
- Murray Wier, professional basketball player
- "Hawkeyes pound way past Bears to end skid". Muscatine Journal. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- Bates, Roger (29 April 2008). "A day after draft, Barkema signs as free agent". Muscatine Journal. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "World Bank presidential candidates profiled". BBC News. 23 March 2012.
- Dietz, Gil (27 February 2006). "Former resident stirs up a racket during retirement: Wier swapped a basketball for a tennis ball". Muscatine Journal. Retrieved 14 August 2010.