Appleton West High School

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Appleton West High School
AWHS is located in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin/United States
AWHS is located in the US
AWHS (the US)
610 North Badger Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914
United States
Coordinates 44°16′6″N 88°25′43″W / 44.26833°N 88.42861°W / 44.26833; -88.42861Coordinates: 44°16′6″N 88°25′43″W / 44.26833°N 88.42861°W / 44.26833; -88.42861
Type Public secondary
Established 1915 (based at current location since 1938)
School district Appleton Area School District
Principal Mark McQuade
Faculty 68
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,194 (2017)
Color(s) Orange and Blue          
Athletics conference Fox Valley Association
Mascot Terrors
Newspaper Talisman
Yearbook Clarion

Appleton West High School is a high school located at 610 North Badger Avenue in Appleton, Wisconsin. It is a member of the Appleton Area School District.


The building housing Appleton West High School was originally Appleton Senior High School. From 1915 to 1938, the school was housed at what is now the Morgan Administrative Building (44°15′55″N 88°24′18″W / 44.265262°N 88.405135°W / 44.265262; -88.405135). In 1938, the current facility was built. After Appleton East High School was built in 1967, the school was renamed Appleton West. Appleton West has an enrollment of approximately 1350 students. The mascot is the Terror, a cross between a wolf and a fox, as the school is situated in between the Wolf and Fox Rivers.[4] The principal is Mark McQuade.[5]

The school houses two charter schools: Renaissance School of the Arts and Appleton Technical Academy.


In 1992, the varsity football team won the Division 1 State Championship.[6] The baseball team has won the state title seven times (1975, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1995, and 2004).[7] Also, in 1969-70, an undefeated Terror basketball team won the state championship.[8]

In August 2014 the school dedicated a new football stadium on school grounds. Home football games are played at Lawrence University's Banta Bowl. This will continue until the school can build enough seating according to FVA regulations on school grounds.[9] The team has previously played home games at Goodland Field, Einstein Middle School, Appleton North High School, and Appleton East High School.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Appleton West's Rest of the Story". Appleton West. West Corporation. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "West History". Appleton West High School. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Appleton schools Supt. Allinger to retire". Appleton Post-Crescent. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "WIAA State Football Champions" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "WIAA State Baseball Champions" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "WIAA Basketball Champions" (PDF). 
  9. ^ Behnke, Duke (17 October 2016). "Appleton West needs more seating for football games". Post-Crescent Media. Gannet. Post Crescent. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Froberg, Tim. "West to dedicate new football stadium Friday". Post Crescent. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 

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