Lake Norman High School

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Lake Norman High School
Mooresville, North Carolina
United States
Type Public
Motto Lake Norman Wildcats Logo
Established 2002
CEEB code 342691
Principal Keith Gentle
Faculty 120
Enrollment 1,800 (as of August 2014)
Color(s) Blue, Black, White
Athletics Baseball, cheerleading, colorguard, cross country, diving, football, golf, lacrosse, marching band, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling
Athletics conference North Piedmont Conference (3A/4A)
Team name Wildcats

Lake Norman High School is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. The school is a part of the Iredell-Statesville school system. The name of the school comes from nearby Lake Norman. Lake Norman High was built to relieve over crowding at near-by South Iredell High School.[citation needed] In 2009, Lake Norman High School had the highest graduation rate of North Carolina public non-charter schools with 95% of the senior class receiving a diploma. In June 2012, Lake Norman High School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.


The school, as of August 2014, has over 1,800 students. The school was originally built for 1,300 students. In 2006, a new wing was added on to the school as the Freshmen Academy.


The school has men's and women's teams in soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, swimming, diving, cross-country, track, and lacrosse. Men's sports also include football, wrestling, and baseball; women's sports also include volleyball, softball, and cheerleading.

The school has won state championships in men's lacrosse (2012), men's soccer (2006 and 2007), men's tennis (2009), baseball (2009), men's basketball (2010), and men's swimming (2009). Individual state champions have also been crowned in wrestling (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013), women's tennis (2008), and men's and women's swimming (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012). The school also claimed their first football conference championship in 2014 by sweeping the conference at 7-0. The school also has a plethora of trophies from the cheerleading squad winning numerous regional, state and national competitions.

The school competes in the 3A/4A North Piedmont Athletic Conference against many other local schools including Alexander Central, North Iredell, North Lincoln, Statesville, South Iredell, West Iredell, and Mooresville. Lake Norman's biggest rivals include Mooresville Senior High School and South Iredell.

Notable athletes include swimmer Logan Heck, for achieving multiple Olympic cuts; swimmer Reed Wheeler, for achieving an Olympic cut; swimmer Tyler Hill; runner Michael Rupinski, and many others. Numerous student-athletes have received NCAA Division 1 scholarships in a variety of sports.


With multiple art shows a year, many chorus concerts with different groups and vast amounts of drama plays, Lake Norman High School displays activity in almost all areas of the arts. All the different arts at the school have competitions where their art can be auditioned and moved on or perform in certain groups for example District Competitions and All State. The school supports the multi- discipline Spring Musical directed by Ms. Kelly Dowell and assisted by the musical director Ms. Virginia Wagner.


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Coordinates: 35°35′49″N 80°54′06″W / 35.5970°N 80.9018°W / 35.5970; -80.9018