Mason City High School (Mason City, Iowa)

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Mason City High School
Mason City HS logo.jpg
1700 4th Street Southeast


Coordinates43°08′56″N 93°10′01″W / 43.14889°N 93.16694°W / 43.14889; -93.16694Coordinates: 43°08′56″N 93°10′01″W / 43.14889°N 93.16694°W / 43.14889; -93.16694
TypePublic, Coeducational
School districtMason City Community School District
SuperintendentDave Versteeg
School code967
PrincipalDan Long
Teaching staff56.71 (FTE)
Enrollment986[1] (2016-17)
Student to teacher ratio17.63
Campus size3 acres
Color(s)Red and Black         
Slogan"Once a Mohawk, Always a Mohawk"
Fight songMason City Go!
Athletics conferenceCIML - Northern District
MascotMo the Hawk
RivalClear 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[3] (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.[2]


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.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Mason City High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Mason City High School". Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Native Americans Tribes Northeast Region: Tribal History". McGary. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Meredith Wilson, the Music Man of Mason City". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Coss, Matt (May 6, 2002). "Athlete of the Year: Jeff Horner". Globe Gazette. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Bagnato, Andrew (March 6, 2001). "A Happy Reunion At Iowa". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 26, 2014.

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