Menomonee Falls High School

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Menomonee Falls High School
Menomonee Falls High School 2014-03-23 21-12.jpg
W142 N8101 Merrimac Dr.
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
Coordinates 43°09′53″N 88°05′19″W / 43.16485°N 88.08859°W / 43.16485; -88.08859Coordinates: 43°09′53″N 88°05′19″W / 43.16485°N 88.08859°W / 43.16485; -88.08859
Type Public
Established 1892
School district Menomonee Falls School District
Superintendent Patricia Greco [1]
Principal Bob Vitale
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1376 (2014–15)[2]
Color(s) Burgundy and Gray         
Athletics conference Greater Metro Conference
Nickname Indians
Newspaper Smoke Signals
Yearbook Chieftain

Menomonee Falls High School is a four-year public high school located in the village of Menomonee Falls in Waukesha County, Wisconsin in the United States.


Prior to 1969 the school was known as Menomonee Falls High School. The school colors were purple and white, the mascot was the Indians, the school newspaper was known as The Chieftain, and the yearbook was The Periscope. In 1969 when a second high school was built to serve the growing population, the original high school was renamed Menomonee Falls North and the new school was known as Menomonee Falls East. The school district returned to having one high school in the 1983–84 school year, with Menomonee Falls North High School becoming Menomonee Falls North Middle School.

In 2010, the freshman class was added to the high school, instead of being a part of the junior high. That same year, the village voted to update and expand the facilities. Updates included a new gym, and administration and science wings totaling 71,600 square feet.


Menomonee Falls High School employs a Plan-Do-Study-Act system of data collection and use. These 45-day cycles of data help educators at the school create data reports that include progress on student behavior and assessments.[3]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The high school mascot is the Indians, which has been associated with secondary schools in Menomonee Falls since 1892. School colors are burgundy and gray. The high school offers 26 varsity sports and 41 extracurricular activities.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni are Andy Hurley of the band Fall Out Boy and Jessica Szohr, who played Vanessa Abrams in The CW's Gossip Girl. Brett Hartmann, a punter for the Houston Texans, also attended the school. Bob Wolf was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 7th round of the 1967 NBA draft. J. P. Tokoto was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 58th pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[5]


Menomonee Falls High School was awarded the National High School Sport Safety and Security Facility of Merit Award for the ability to perform above and beyond normal operations, and demonstrate an innovative approach to enhancing safety and security.[6]