Saint Louis Park High School
|St. Louis Park|
Helping one student at a time.
|St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA|
|Principal||Scott Meyers (interim)|
|Number of students||approx. 1,400 (grades 9–12)|
|Colors||Orange, and Black|
St. Louis Park High School, is a four-year public high school located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. St. Louis Park High School is ranked by Newsweek as #290 in their "List of the 1500 Top High Schools in America," #3 among Minnesota schools on the list in 2012. In 2001, the high school began participation in the International Baccalaureate program and has since been decreasing the number of Advanced Placement classes offered in the curriculum.
St. Louis Park High School is in the North Suburban Conference, which is part of the Minnesota State High School League. In 2005, they left the Classic Lake Conference due to its smaller student body than the other west suburban schools in the Classic Lake Conference. The school has created a website for information on current athletic events gopark.org.
|Season||Sport||Number of championships||Year|
|Fall||Cross country, boys||2||1955, 1961|
|Soccer, boys||3||1972, 1973, 1974|
|Winter||Nordic skiing, Boys||1||2003|
|Alpine skiing, Boys||1||1955|
|Basketball, Girls||2||1986, 1990|
|Synchronized swimming, Girls||22|
|Track and field, Boys||5||1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966|
|Track and field, girls||1||1998|
The Echo is a student-produced newspaper of the St. Louis Park High School. While attending St. Louis Park, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote for, but never edited, The Echo, including one article in which he interviewed then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. The Echo won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award in 2006 as one of the 25 best high school newspapers in the nation. In November 2010, The Echo won the Pacemaker Award, Best of Show for a High School Publication 9–12 pages, and 7th place for a publication website from a small school, awarded by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. In November 2011, The Echo won 3rd place Best of Show for a High School Publication 9–12 pages.
- T.J. Bohn, professional bench player for the Sioux City Explorers
- Mark Boyle, play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA's Indiana Pacers
- Joel and Ethan Coen, film directors, screenwriters and producers
- Philip Dray, author, At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, etc.
- Mike Feinstein, City Council member (1996–2004) and Mayor (2000–2002), Santa Monica, CA
- Al Franken, U.S. Senator, political satirist, comedian; attended through 10th grade
- Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and bestselling author
- Stacy Harris, author, print and broadcast journalist
- Pete Hautman, author
- Peter Himmelman, musician and songwriter, formerly of Sussman Lawrence
- Sharon Isbin, classical guitarist
- Dan Israel, musician and songwriter
- Mick Karch, nationally known TV Host for professional wrestling
- Derrick Keller, 1st person to ever receive Dr. John Wagner's cord blood transplant. Helped make giant strides in leukemia research.
- Terry Leiendecker, pro soccer player for the Minnesota Strikers, star goalkeeper at St. John's University
- Mark Levin, Director of Photography and Lighting Designer for Film and Television.
- Timothy Lewis, lead singer of Departure and Timothy Lewis band
- William 'Bill' Ludwil, Food Safety & Quality Executive - initiated nationwide distribution of irradiated ground beef via Schwans
- Peggy Orenstein, author and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine
- Matt Parrington, head baseball coach at Macalester College
- Jeff Passolt, news anchor for KARE-11 and currently KMSP, frequent contributor to popular 92 KQRS Morning Show
- Jim Petersen, pro basketball player in the NBA from 1985 to 1992
- Erik Rasmussen, professional hockey player
- Sam Richter, best-selling author, international speaker
- Mark Rosen, sports anchor for WCCO Channel 4
- Andy Sackrison, NHL fifth-round pick 2006 draft
- Barry Siewert, Twin Cities 40 year on-air radio veteran, KARE 11 news & sports anchor, musician.
- Bob Stein, former NFL player
- Marc Trestman, football coach of Chicago Bears
- J. Elvis Weinstein, played Dr. Laurence Erhardt and the original puppeteer/voice for Tom Servo on Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Dan Wilson (musician), lead singer of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic
- Jimmy Vosika, Founder and CEO at ShopJimmy.com
- "America’s Best High Schools 2012". America’s Best High Schools 2012. Newsweek. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Scholastic Press Award
- "2010 NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker Winners". nspa winners. NSPA. 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Thomas Friedman Bio
- Pete Hautman Bio
- Jim Petersen Bio
- Erik Rasmussen Bio
- Sam Richter bio
- Bob Stein NFL Stats
- St. Louis Park Senior High School Official Website
- St. Louis Park Public Schools Website
- GoPark.org Athletics Website
- The Echo, the student newspaper