Francis Howell North High School

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Francis Howell North High School
Saint Charles, MO
United States
Type Public School
Established 1983
Principal Andrew Downs
Grades 9th–12th
Number of students 1,764 (2014–15)[1]
School color(s)          
Mascot Knight (individually: Norm the Knight)[2]
Newspaper North Star
Yearbook Excalibur

Francis Howell North High School is a secondary school located in St. Charles, Missouri. The school's mascot is Norm the knight.


After Francis Howell High School alone could no longer support the burgeoning population of its part of St. Charles County in 1983, Henderson Junior High School was built on Hackmann Road on the border of the cities of St. Charles and St. Peters. Henderson was eventually expanded and the name was changed to Francis Howell North High School and began taking high school students in 1986. A third high school (Francis Howell Central) was built in 1997.

The school is named after the early settler and militia leader Col. Francis Howell, who moved to St. Charles in 1797. His brother, Lewis Howell, was an advocate for education in the area.[3]

Athletics and activities[edit]

The Francis Howell North Knights are home to a few official athletic team State Championships, including: the 1991 wrestling team, 1995 Varsity girls soccer team and 3 State titles in hockey. The high school's newspaper, The North Star, has also earned many national awards.[4] The Knightpride Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band have also competed on a national level, as has the Francis Howell North Speech/Debate team.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Baker, Audrey (December 22, 2015). "Norm the Knight's New Look to be Unveiled in January". FHNtoday. Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Dr. J.C. (1913). "St. Charles County". In Williams, Walter. A history of northeast Missouri. 1. Lewis Publishing. pp. 586–587. 
  4. ^ Francis Howell School District Board of Education Meeting Minutes. January 18, 2007. Retrieved March 4, 2007.
  5. ^ Rob Wort. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°45′43.96″N 90°33′34.02″W / 38.7622111°N 90.5594500°W / 38.7622111; -90.5594500