Grosse Pointe North High School
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|Grosse Pointe North High School|
Norsemen logo and mascot
707 Vernier Road
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Grosse Pointe Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Gary C. Niehaus|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||MAC Red|
|Mascot||The Mighty Thor|
|Rival||Grosse Pointe South|
|Accreditation||North Central Association|
|Communities served||Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, |
Grosse Pointe Shores, Harper Woods
|Feeder schools||Parcells Middle School, |
Brownell Middle School
|Athletic Director||Michelle Davis|
|Website||School web site|
Grosse Pointe North High School is a public high school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. North is a four-year comprehensive high school with an enrollment of 1,400 and expected 2016 graduating class of 350. Classes are in session for 182 days per year and the school day is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. with seven 49-minute periods.
The principal is Kate Murray; she won the 2015 Educators Voice Award. The assistant principals are David Reed-Nordwall, Michelle Davis, and Geoffrey Harris Young. Davis is also the school's athletic director.
North consistently ranks among the nation's best high schools.
- North is ranked the 11th best public high school in Michigan on the 2017 Niche rankings.
- On The Washington Post's list of most challenging high schools, North is #14 in Michigan.
- Newsweek's list of top high schools places North #487 nationally.
The school opened in 1968 after Grosse Pointe High School was split into two schools, and Grosse Pointe North took the northern side of Grosse Pointe's students and Northeastern Harper Woods' students. It is a member of the Grosse Pointe Public School System.
Communities served and feeder patterns
The school serves the following communities: all of Grosse Pointe Woods, the GPPSS section of Harper Woods, a small northwest section of Grosse Pointe Farms, and the Wayne County section of Grosse Pointe Shores.
Four elementary schools, Ferry, Mason, Monteith, and Poupard, feed into GPNHS. All of the attendance boundary of Parcells Middle School and a section of the boundary of Brownell Middle School coincides with that of GPNHS.
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Boys' sports include: baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. Girls sports include: basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross country, dance team, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Grosse Pointe North has won numerous state championship titles: Baseball (1980, 2006), Girls' Basketball (2008), Boys' Cross Country (1973, 1975, 1976, 1982), Boys' Hockey (2001, 2002), Girls' Lacrosse (1999) and Girls' Swimming & Diving (1999).
The Quiz Bowl team won the Class A Michigan High School State Championship in 2010 and participates in many NAQT tournaments. The team has attended the NAQT National High School Championship tournament (HSNCT) many times in recent years, placing 16th in 2006 and 11th in 2008. Standout individual performances included Jamie Ding taking 4th place in 2009, and Stephen Morrison taking 9th place in 2011.
- Jared Lee Gosselin: Grammy Award Winning, Multi Platinum & Gold Super Producer who grew up and graduated from GP North in 1999.
- David Legwand, retired professional hockey player, previously played for the Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, and Buffalo Sabres
- Michael Bramos, professional basketball player and free agent
- Carly Piper, swimmer and gold medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Gregg Alexander, singer/songwriter and frontman of the rock band New Radicals
- Meg White, drummer for garage rock band The White Stripes
- Andy Miele, former professional hockey player for the Phoenix Coyotes
- Corey Tropp, professional hockey player in the Anaheim Ducks organization
- Mark Osler, law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law
- Robert Brooks Brown, Four-Star General for the United States Army (class of 1977), Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) 
- Zach Werenski, professional hockey player for the Columbus Blue Jackets
- Desjarlais, Ishmael. "Educators Voice Awards 2015". www.bammyawards.org.
- "Administration / Administrators". gpschools.schoolwires.net.
- "Explore Grosse Pointe North High School". Niche. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "Michigan Schools - The Washington Post". apps.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "America's Top High Schools 2016". Newsweek. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "District Map." Grosse Pointe Public School System. Retrieved on January 8, 2017.
- "Current Zoning Map." Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Retrieved on January 9, 2017.
- "Zoning Map." Harper Woods, Michigan. Retrieved on January 9, 2017.
- "Zoning Map." City of Grosse Pointe Farms. Retrieved on January 8, 2017.
- "Amendments to Zoning Ordinance." Grosse Pointe Shores. Retrieved on January 9, 2017. See "Zoning Map" on PDF p. 24/25
- "Michigan High School Athletic Association". www.mhsaa.com.
- "Commander, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center: Who Is Robert Brown?".