Kettle Moraine High School

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Kettle Moraine High School
Wales, Wisconsin
Type Public Secondary
Established 1965
School district Kettle Moraine School District
Principal Jeff Walters (2011-Present)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1337
Color(s) Navy Blue and Lightning Gold
Nickname Lasers

Kettle Moraine High School (KMHS) is a secondary school located in Wales, Wisconsin. It serves students from Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Genesee, North Prairie, Ottawa, Sullivan, Summit, and Wales. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA CASI).[1] Kettle Moraine was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education. [2] In 2009 Newsweek magazine ranked KMHS among the top 6% of public high schools in America.[3][4]

Charter Schools[edit]

The Kettle Moraine High School campus contains three charter schools in addition to the normal school, nicknamed "Legacy." Charter school students may participate in any extracurricular activities, including sports, open to Legacy students.

KM Global, founded in 2011, uses seminars, field trips, and internships to teach a global perspective and leadership.[5] Global blends elements of traditional high school with that of cyber schools.

KM Perform, founded in 2011, teaches music, art, creative writing, and theater through workshops and seminars while students take math and science classes online or through Legacy.[6]

The High School of Health Sciences (HSHS, HS2), founded in 2014, partners with Prohealth Care, Aurora Medical Center-Summit, and Medical College of Wisconsin to teach about biology and healthcare through hands-on experience.[7]

Extracurricular activities[edit]


KM hosted the regional DECA competition on January 10, 2009.[8]

Other clubs include: Academic Decathlon, Aikido Club, Best Buddies, Caretakers for the Environment, Chess Club, Chamber Singers, Chinese Club, Drama Club, FRC Robotics team, French Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, German Club, Global Action, Intramural Sports, Interact, Laser Jazz, Marching Band, Math team, Meditation Club, Mock Trial team, Model UN, Ping Pong Club, Spanish Club, SMART Team, and The Voice (the school newspaper).


Kettle Moraine supports 15 boys' and 12 girls' interscholastic athletic programs in the Classic 8 Conference.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


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