Appleton North High School

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Appleton North High School
Appleton North logo.png
5000 North Ballard Road
Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
United States
Coordinates 44°18′50″N 88°22′24″W / 44.31383°N 88.3733°W / 44.31383; -88.3733Coordinates: 44°18′50″N 88°22′24″W / 44.31383°N 88.3733°W / 44.31383; -88.3733
Type Public secondary
Established 1995
Oversight Appleton Area School District
Principal David A. Pynenberg
Faculty 100+
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,710 (2017-18)[1]
Color(s) Navy, Silver and Gold
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics conference Fox Valley Association
Mascot Lightning
Newspaper The Noctiluca
Yearbook The Almanack

Appleton North High School is a comprehensive secondary school in Appleton, Wisconsin that is part of the Appleton Area School District. Opened in August 1995, it is the most recently built of the three four-year public high schools in the district. The school has 1531 students.[2]The school colors are gold, silver and navy blue. The school's nickname is the Lightning.



During the 2004 football season Appleton North went undefeated in the regular season until losing to Marshfield in the postseason.[3]

The class of 2006 was the first class in history to defeat Appleton East and West all four years in football.[citation needed]

During the 2009-2010 football regular season, Appleton North went undefeated. They were the first team in school history to go 12-1.[4]

During the 2011-2012 football season, the Lightning were the FVA champions, advancing to the playoffs, where they lost to DC Everest.[5]

Boys' basketball[edit]

The Appleton North boys' basketball program has never won the conference championship.[citation needed] In the 2011-12 season, they had a record of 11-7,[6] in the 2012-13 season, 10-8,[7] and in the 2013-14 season, 13-10.[8]

Girls' basketball[edit]

The Lightning captured their first WIAA Division 1 state title in the 2016-17 season, when they beat De Pere to complete an undefeated season.[9]. Their second state victory came in the 2017-2018 season, against Kimberly High School.[10]

Boys' volleyball[edit]

The team compiled a perfect season in 2012 (34-0) by defeating Burlington to claim its first boys' volleyball state championship.[11][12]

Girls' soccer[edit]

During the 2008 soccer season, the varsity team went to the state tournament, where it lost to Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.[13]

Boys' hockey[edit]

The Appleton United hockey teams are composed of students from North, East and West. In the 2007-08 season, the team went to the state tournament for the first time, before losing to Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart in the semifinals.[14] In the 2015-16 season, Appleton United won the state championship.[15]

Girls' hockey[edit]

During the 2006-2007 inaugural season, the Appleton United Women's hockey team won sectionals and went to the state tournament, eventually winning against Chippewa Falls 4-2 in the championship game.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


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