Ashwaubenon High School

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Ashwaubenon High School
Ashwaubenon High School is located in Wisconsin
Ashwaubenon High School
Ashwaubenon High School
2391 S. Ridge Rd.

Coordinates44°29′19″N 88°4′30″W / 44.48861°N 88.07500°W / 44.48861; -88.07500
TypePublic secondary
MottoBig enough to serve you-small enough to know you[3]
School districtAshwaubenon School District
PrincipalDirk Ribbens[1]
Enrollment1,042 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Green and Yellow
RivalBay Port High School
YearbookThe Paw

Ashwaubenon High School is a public high school located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. A community pool and performing arts center are also housed within the school.


In 2008, the school made national and international headlines after it was discovered that a 33-year old mother of two had disguised herself as her teenage daughter and enrolled as a sophomore, attending classes for one day and being admitted to the cheerleading program before being caught.[4] The story was later adapted in 2019 into a Lifetime movie entitled Identity Theft of a Cheerleader, starring Gail O'Grady.[5]

In 2017, the school again made national headlines after a parent who thought a student dressed as a stormtrooper from Star Wars for May the Fourth (Star Wars Day) was a threat to the school, resulting in an evacuation. A nearby middle school and community center were also placed on lockdown during the incident.[6].


Ashwaubenon High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes, which about a third of students take.[7]


AHS is 79 percent white, 6 percent Hispanic, 4 percent Native American, three percent black, and two percent Asian. Six percent of students identify as a part of two or more races.[8]


The Ashwaubenon Jaguar football team won the WIAA Division 2 state championship in 1996, 2000, 2001, and 2005.[9] The softball team won four Division 1 state championships, in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 2006.[10]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Ashwaubenon Jaguaress dance team has won two WACPC state championship titles, 2014 D2 Pom and 2018 D1 Kick.[citation needed]

The AHS marching band performed at the 2001 Rose Bowl Parade[11] and the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York.[12]

A referendum-funded $8 million performing arts center at the high school opened in fall of 2016, hosting music and drama events from the school as well as other community performances.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Ashwaubenon High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Nelsen, Brian. "Welcome to Ashwaubenon High School". Ashwaubenon School District. Ashwaubenon School District. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ Maysh, Jeffrey. "Why One Woman Pretended to Be a High-School Cheerleader". The Atlantic. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  5. ^ Curry Reyes, Traciy. "'Identity Theft Of A Cheerleader': Lifetime Movie Based On What True Story?—Wendy Brown Cheerleading Mom Scandal". TV News. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. ^ Segarra, Lisa Marie. "Star Wars Day: Darth Vader Costume Causes School Evacuation". Time. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Ashwaubenon High Test Scores". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Ashwaubenon High School Student Body". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Year-by-Year Results - Ashwaubenon Jaguars Football (Green Bay, WI)". MaxPreps. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Softball - History". Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
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  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2018-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Schuller, Kris. "New Ashwaubenon PAC to offer year-round programming". WFRV. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  14. ^ Warren Gerds (December 17, 2007). "'MST3K' guys are starting another chapter with more movies to spoof". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-01-31.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Adam Koch Real GM profile" (Press release). Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  16. ^ Ernest Hooper (May 23, 2000). "Stecker's trek may end at NFL". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  17. ^ "Four Members of the Green Bay Packers Bid for NFL Europe" (Press release). Green Bay Packers. June 8, 2000. Archived from the original on March 13, 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  18. ^ "CHRISTIAN WOLANIN". Retrieved April 23, 2018.

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