Forest Lake Area High School
|Forest Lake Area High School (also known as Forest Lake High School)|
|6101 Scandia Trl N, Forest Lake, MN
Forest Lake, Minnesota
|Principal||Steve Massey,Ed.D,(effective 2003)|
|Number of students||approx. 1,750|
|Website||Forest Lake Area High School|
Forest Lake Area High School, also known as Forest Lake High School, is a public three-year high school in Forest Lake, Minnesota founded in 1909. The school is a member of Minnesota Independent School District 831 (Forest Lake Area School District). The school competes in the Suburban East Conference of the Minnesota State High School League Forest Lake High School was named one of the top 1,500 high schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine in 2013.
Police Department Protest
On May 9th, 2017, Forest Lake made history when demonstrating a walk-out protest. This was due to the city council on May 8th voting to disband from the Forest Lake Police Department. Students from Forest Lake Area Highschool, Century Junior High and Southwest Junior High walked out of their classes to protest at the city hall at 1:15 pm. Estimation of 1,300-1,500 students protested in support to keep the Forest Lake Police Department.
Forest Lake Area High School is a modern, well-equipped public comprehensive high school with an enrollment close to 1800 students in grades 10 through 12. Campus and building features include: 500 plus seat state-of-the-art auditorium, Over 65 classrooms including specialized science labs, lecture areas and small instructional settings, A campus which includes a high capacity seating, lighted outdoor football, soccer and a 6-lane, all-weather track stadium, Video production facility with Public-access television cable TV to classrooms, Fully equipped strength-conditioning-fitness facility and forum, Voice mail and e-mail for all faculty and staff, and Parent access to student data through School View. Students also have been linked to their own e-mail addresses for easy access and communication with teachers about any questions concerning homework or projects.
The following junior high schools feed to Forest Lake Area High School:
- Century Junior High School
- Southwest Junior High School
Forest Lake Area High School has won state team championships in:
Wrestling—1993, Boys' True Team Track & Field—1993, Boys' Nordic Skiing—2005, Boys' Nordic Skiing—2006, Boys' Nordic Skiing—2008, Boys' Nordic Skiing—2009, Boys' Nordic Skiing—2014, Boys' Nordic Skiing—2015, Boys' Alpine Skiing—2015
Basketball great Hal Haskins was the basketball coach at Forest Lake High School for the 1955-56 (a team which had a 19-game winning streak during the season) and 1956-57 seasons.
The following activities are available to students at Forest Lake:
- Open Minds
- Rangers' Care
- Special Olympics
- Student Council
- Trap Shooting
Forest Lake's speech team was the leading speech program in the state of Minnesota through the 1990s. Forest Lake High School had more state speech champions than any other school during this time period. Three Forest Lake students went on to win national championships.
- Tim Robinson, a Gustavus Adolphus College professor of psychology from 1967 to current, chaired the college's internationally renowned Nobel Conference from 1999 to 2008. (1961)
- James B. Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. (1979)
- Rick Bayless, All-Big 10 and Minnesota Vikings running back. (1983)
- Jeff Graba, head coach of Auburn Tigers women's gymnastics. (1987)
- Christopher Sieber, Two-Time Tony Award nominated actor from such productions as Spamalot and Shrek the Musical. (1988)
- Dave Menne, the first UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) middleweight champion. (1993)
- Patrick Gleason, comic book artist. (1995)
- Nora Greenwald, known as Molly Holly during her career as a WWE world champion pro wrestler. (1996)
- Adam Haayer, former Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals lineman. (1996)
- Pete Hegseth, former Executive Director of Vets For Freedom. (1999)
- Jordis Unga, popular singer, (Rock Star: INXS) and The Voice attended Forest Lake High School through 1999.
- Leif Nordgren, Sochi Olympics athlete in biathlon. (2007)
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