Minot High School

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Minot High School
Minot High School logo.jpg
Address
Magic City Campus
1100 11th Ave. SW

Minot, North Dakota
U.S.
Coordinates 48°13′37″N 101°18′36″W / 48.227°N 101.31°W / 48.227; -101.31Coordinates: 48°13′37″N 101°18′36″W / 48.227°N 101.31°W / 48.227; -101.31
Information
Type Public
Established 1887,
1918, 1974 (current)
School district Minot Public Schools
Principals Magic City: Scott Faul
Central: Keith Altendorf
Souris River: Ned Strand
Central Campus PLUS: Bill Cox
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,100 (approx.)
Color(s) Maroon and gold          
Athletics NDHSAA Class A
(Football: Class AAA)
Athletics conference Western Dakota (WDC)
Mascot Magicians
Yearbook Searchlight
Elevation 1,640 ft (500 m) AMSL
Website

Minot High School (MHS) is the public high school in Minot, North Dakota, divided between two main campuses: Magic City (grades 11-12) and Central (grades 9-10).

In the 1970s, the high school split into two locations to accommodate the ever-growing population of high school students. While the Magic City school was being built in 1972, current students at the Central campus submitted name suggestions for the new school. "Magic City" was the winning name suggestion given by junior Cindy Frueh, who received $50 for the contribution. The Magic City Campus opened 43 years ago in 1974 in southwest Minot, and the Central Campus occupies the original 1918 high school building at 215 First Street Southeast, just east of downtown (48°14′02″N 101°17′28″W / 48.234°N 101.291°W / 48.234; -101.291).

Drawing its students from the city of Minot and Minot Air Force Base, MHS has one of the largest enrollments in the state.

MHS also includes an alternative campus: Souris River Campus. About 2,100 students attend the various campuses, all of which are part of the Minot Public Schools system.

Facilities[edit]

JLG Architects recently renovated all of Minot Central High School's campus. Key issues that were addressed were the efficiency of the building and out-of-date building code issues. A 600-seat auditorium and a wellness center were added[1]

Athletics[edit]

The boys' athletic teams are known as the "Magicians" or "Magi", while the girls' teams are called the "Majettes". Minot is historically known as the "Magic City," in reference to rapid growth in its early railroad days. The school's mascot is a magician and the varsity teams compete against the largest high schools in the state in Class A (Class AAA for football, see North Dakota High School Activities Association).

State championships[edit]

Boys[edit]

  • Football, Class 'A':[2] 1910, 1935, 1941, 1980
  • Basketball, Class 'A': 1916, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1961, 1965, 1971, 1980, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2015
  • Hockey:[3] 1992 (first West team to win), 2015
  • Wrestling, Class 'A': 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1993
  • Swimming: 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Soccer: 1989, 2006
  • Track and field, Class 'A': 1942, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984 co-champions, 1985, 2001, 2002
  • Baseball, Class 'A': 1999, 2005 (first awarded in 1994)

Girls[edit]

  • Basketball: Class 'A': 1978
  • Swimming: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
  • Track and field, Class 'A': 1966 (one class), 1972, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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