Chisago Lakes High School

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Chisago Lakes High School
Lindström, Minnesota
United States
Coordinates 45°22′28″N 92°50′36″W / 45.3744444°N 92.8433333°W / 45.3744444; -92.8433333Coordinates: 45°22′28″N 92°50′36″W / 45.3744444°N 92.8433333°W / 45.3744444; -92.8433333[1]
Type High School
Motto Our mission... student success
Established 1943
Principal Dave Ertl
Number of students 1100
Campus 29400 Olinda Trail, Lindström, MN 55045
Color(s) Green, Gold, Black, White
Mascot Wildcat

Chisago Lakes High School, located in Lindström, Minnesota, serves more than 1,100 students in grades 9-12. The school has earned accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It provides an average curriculum for its students, containing a good variety of electives and all of the state required courses. Chisago Lakes High School offers a fine arts program as well as 24 athletic activities and 20 co-curricular activities.

The school facility is located on 96 acres (390,000 m2) and has athletic fields, tennis courts, a community swimming pool, five computer labs, weight room, fitness center, and a 600-seat performing arts center.

Accountability Programs[edit]

The Minnesota Department of Education announced that Chisago Lakes High School failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act for the 2007-08 and 2009-10 school years.[2] The department of education is expected to release results for the 2010-11 school year sometime before September 30, 2011.

Chisago Lakes High School was one of four schools in the Chisago Lakes School District and one of the 937 Minnesota schools that did not see improvement for the 2007-08 school year, but did see an improvement in the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 school years and was awarded bronze in the national school rankings[3]


Chisago Lakes High School has recently become a member of the Mississippi 8 conference[4] which includes the Chisago Lakes Wildcats, Monticello Magic, North Branch Vikings, Buffalo Bison, Princeton Tigers, The Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets, Rogers Royals, and the St. Francis Saints. You can see the current sports schedule here[5]

Cross Country Ken Orwoll Fall
Football Bill Weiss Fall
Soccer-Boys Mark Leigh Fall
Soccer-Girls Chris Haggerty Fall
Swim and Dive-Girls Ellen Heath Fall
Tennis-Girls Corey McKinnon Fall
Volleyball Amber Klaphake Fall
Cheerleading Theresa Cottingham Fall
Basketball-Boys Chris Gargaro Winter
Basketball-Girls Craig Walker Winter
Dance Shannon Hejny Winter
Gymnastics Kristin Johnson Winter
Hockey-Boys Paul Gibson Winter
Hockey-Girls Jason Mahlen Winter
Alpine Skiing Rich Cartier Winter
Swim and Dive-Boys Brian McNally Winter
Wrestling Shawn Frederixon Winter
Power Lifting Jeff Saueressig Winter
Baseball Jay Brown Spring
Golf-Girls Perry Aadland Spring
Golf-Boys Bryon Rogers Spring
Softball Brenda Carlson Spring
Tennis-Boys Corey McKinnon Spring
Track and Field Ken Orwoll/Kara Odegaard Spring


Chisago Lakes High School offers a few co-curricular and extra-curricular programs in the arts. Their musical theatre program, has put on 11 productions, notably 2014's White Christmas which won Outstanding Overall Production/Performance from the Hennepin Theatre Trust's SpotLight program.

Band Joe DeLisi
Choir Laura Moldenhauer
Fall Musical David Seaburg
One Act Play Rachel Bigelow
Speech Joy Koeppel
Knowledge Bowl Allison Eikenberry
Math League Sue Rivard
Supermileage Mike Sandell


BPA Lynn Stoltz
DECA Brian Swanson
FFA Jeff Lindeman
NHS Joy Koeppel
SADD Leah Taylor
Student Council Leah Madison
VICA Ryan Dewey
Yearbook Jen Hegstad
Link Crew Brian Mcnally


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