Mason City High School (Mason City, Iowa)
|Mason City High School|
1700 4th Street Southeast
|School district||Mason City Community School District|
|Teaching staff||56.71 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.63|
|Campus size||3 acres|
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
|Slogan||"Once a Mohawk, Always a Mohawk"|
|Fight song||Mason City Go!|
|Athletics conference||CIML - Northern District|
|Mascot||Mo the Hawk|
|Rival||Clear Lake Lions|
Mason City High School is a public high school in the Mason City Community School District. It is within the city of Mason City, Iowa. It is located in Cerro Gordo County. The school colors are black and red. Until recently, the mascot was a Mohawk (Indian Tribe figure). The current mascot is Mo the Hawk, an anthropomorphic bird, though some Mohawk imagery is still used.
Originally, Mason City High School was built as at 22 N. Georgia. Mason City High School was established in 1890. MCHS was later relocated to 1700 4th St. SE, because they needed a bigger campus as a higher enrollment needed it. Mason City High School is one of two high schools in Mason City, the other being the private Newman Catholic High School.
Mason City High School shares its campus with John Adams Middle School (7-8 grade)
The demographic breakdown of the 1008 students enrolled in 2013-2014 was:
- Male - 49.6%
- Female - 50.4%
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.4%
- Asian/Pacific islanders - 1.4%
- Black - 3.6%
- Hispanic - 7.8%
- White - 84.5%
- Multiracial - 2.3%
40.4% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.
MCHS's programs include football, volleyball, cross country, football, cheerleading, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, wrestling, dance team, basketball cheerleading, girls’ track, boys’ track, girls’ golf, boys’ golf, baseball, boys' tennis, girls' tennis, boys' swimming, girls' swimming, boys' hockey, girls' hockey, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, and softball, all which compete as the Mohawks. MCHS is a participant in the CIML Northern Conference.
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- Joe Lillard, former NFL player
- Dean Oliver, college and professional basketball player
- Tom Randall, former NFL player
- Dennis Remmert, former NFL player
- Tanna Frederick, actress
- Miguel Recinos, kicker for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team.
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