Omaha North High School
|Omaha North High Magnet School|
|4410 N 36th Street
Omaha, Nebraska, 68111
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Omaha Public Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold
|Song||All hail, the golden Vikings!|
|Sports||Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Volleyball|
|Nickname||North, Omaha North, NHS|
|Team name||Omaha North High School Vikings|
|Rival||Omaha Central High School|
Omaha North High Magnet School is a public high school located at 4410 N 36th Street in Omaha, Nebraska. The school is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) magnet school in the Omaha Public Schools district. North has won several awards, including being named a 2007 Magnet Schools of America "Magnet School of Excellence". The school's football team won their District championship in 2005 and again in 2008. Gene Haynes is the current principal of North.
After a false start to construction in 1922 located at North 31st and Ames Avenues, the present North High was completed in 1924. The building's first principal, Edward E. McMillan, was later honored as the namesake of the nearby middle school called McMillan Magnet Center. North opened as an eighth through twelfth grade school, and the school began winning district and state awards in academic and athletic competitions in 1926. In 1932 the school earned the top place at a national debate competition. 1,711 North graduates served during World War II.
North has won many state and national awards for curriculum innovation. Currently, the school day is extended by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. North offers higher-level mathematics courses in Omaha Public Schools and is articulating for accreditation in career and technology education. The school has over 1200 networked computers and technology is pervasive in all curriculum areas. A wide variety of programming languages are offered including C++, HTML, Visual Basic and JAVA. All students and staff are issued email accounts. North's Academic Decathlon recently placed third in the state during the 2005-2006 season.
The Omaha North High School Vikings football team won their first state championship in 1929, and later in 1948, 1956, 1961, 1967, and 2013. Dewey Wade was on the state football champion team in 1948 and the city champion football teams of 1949 and 1950. In 1961 and 1962, Nebraska Hall of Famer Bob Churchich was the quarterback.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Football||5||1929, 1948, 1956, 1961, 1967, 2013|
|Cross Country, Boys||1||1964|
|Tennis, Boys||5||1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966|
|Winter||Wrestling||7||1951, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2014|
|Spring||Track and Field, Boys||1||2006|
- Scott Bostwick, 1979, Northwest Missouri Bearcats football coach
- Ester Dean, 2001, pop singer-songwriter
- John A. Gale, Nebraska secretary of state
- Neal Hefti, jazz musician
- Miguel Keith, Medal of Honor recipient non-graduate
- Charles R. Larson, retired four-star Navy admiral
- Preston Love, jazz musician
- Mike McGee, basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers
- Jana Murrell, beauty pageant winner and television reporter on KETV
- Niles Paul, American football player
- James Raschke, professional wrestler
- Dan Warthen, Former MLB player (Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros) and current New York Mets pitching coach
- "Past Staff/School Awards", Omaha North High School. Retrieved 10/6/07.
- "Nebraska School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- Omaha North High Internet, the school's official website
- Omaha North High School-Class Reunion Websites at Classreport.org