Marinette High School

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Marinette High School
2135 Pierce Avenue
Marinette, Wisconsin 54143
United States
School type Public Secondary
School district School District of Marinette
Principal Justine Braatz
Staff 75
Key people Matthew Draheim, Assistant Principal
Dean Furton, Activities Director
Grades 9 through 12
Enrollment 623 (2014-15)
Colour(s) Purple; white
Fight song Hail to Marinette
Athletics conference Northeast
Mascot Marines
Rival Menomonee High School
Yearbook The Whipurnette

Marinette High School is a public high school serving grades 9 through 12 in the city of Marinette, Wisconsin. It is part of the School District of Marinette, and had an estimated enrollment of 623 for the 2014-15 school year. It is the only high school in Marinette.


MHS offers Advanced Placement classes, which six percent of the student body participates in.[1]


The school is 95 percent White, two percent Hispanic, one percent black, one percent Asian, and one-half percent American Indian.[2] Just under half of the students who attend MHS are economically disadvantaged.[3] About a third of students are proficent in English and math.[1]


On November 30, 2010, then-sophomore Sam Hengel held a teacher and 24 students captive for five hours at gunpoint before shooting himself.[4] He carried two pistols and a knife into school and made students hand over their cell phones. The teacher in the room served as a mediator during the ordeal.[5] Reports indicated that Hengel never pointed the gun at students, and that he never had any specific plan on what to do. He died the following morning from his injuries.[6]


Marinette High School shares a historic football rivalry with the neighboring high school in Menominee, Michigan. The two have hosted a football rivalry dating back over a century, dating back to 1894.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Test Scores". U. S. News and World Reports. 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Student Body". U. S. News and World Reports. 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Overview". U. S. News and World Reports. 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ Cullen, Dave (2010-12-02). "Understanding Sam Hengel, the Gunman at Marinette High School". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  5. ^ News, A. B. C. (2010-12-01). "School Gunman Dies After Shooting Self". ABC News. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Marinette High School student who held classroom hostage dead". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  7. ^ Kimmerly, Geoff (2007-10-12). "M&M rivalry conjures sweet memories". HighSchool Retrieved 2007-10-14.

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Coordinates: 45°04′56″N 87°37′52″W / 45.08236°N 87.63098°W / 45.08236; -87.63098