Muskego High School

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Muskego High School
Address
W183S8750 Racine Ave
Muskego, Wisconsin, Waukesha, 53150
United States
Coordinates 42°53′07″N 88°08′40″W / 42.885218°N 88.144508°W / 42.885218; -88.144508Coordinates: 42°53′07″N 88°08′40″W / 42.885218°N 88.144508°W / 42.885218; -88.144508
Information
Type Public school
Opened 1956
School district Muskego-Norway School District
Superintendent Kelly Thompson
Principal Todd Irvine
Teaching staff 94[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,718
 • Grade 9 454[1]
 • Grade 10 408[1]
 • Grade 11 424[1]
 • Grade 12 419[1]
Average class size 18[1]
Hours in school day 7:25AM to 2:25PM
Campus size 130 acres (0.53 km2)
Campus type Suburban
School color(s) Red, White, Black
Athletics Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, wrestling
Athletics conference Classic 8 Conference
Team name Muskego Warriors
Accreditation North Central Accreditation[2]
Website

Muskego High School is a comprehensive secondary school located in Muskego, Wisconsin. The school, administered by the Muskego-Norway School District, lies in southeast Waukesha County. The district stretches through the city of Muskego and nearby Norway in Racine County.

History[edit]

Muskego High School was constructed in 1956 at the corner of Woods Road and Racine Ave. Its first elected administrator, Arnold Wicklund, oversaw the school's construction.[3] Prior to the school's construction, many Muskego children attended school in the Milwaukee School District.

In September 2003 the high school was completely remodeled, with 155,000 square feet (14,400 m2) added to the building. Facilities that were added include several wings and a performing arts center. A controversial portion of the remodel was the addition of eight 42" flat screen TVs for the cafeteria, and the incorrect placement of the supporting wall of the South Gym, which prevents the bleachers from being able to be pulled out entirely during sporting events.[citation needed] The campus also expanded, with approximately 40 acres (160,000 m2) of new athletic fields and green space.

Academics[edit]

Transcribed credit courses are offered, which allow students to take classes at the high school while receiving credit at Waukesha County Technical College. Students may participate in the School-To-Work program, which gives students an opportunity to earn classroom credit, gain work experience and get paid at the same time. Muskego also allows students to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students can earn college credit if they pass the AP College Board exam near the end of the school year.[4] Muskego currently has AP courses in many different subject areas, including:

  • United States History
  • European History
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Physics B
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Music Theory
  • American Government and Politics

Muskego High School has been a Project Lead the Way certified INNOVATION High School since 2013. The pre-engineering program includes Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics and Engineering Design and Development, a senior capstone course. EDD students have won[when?] first place at the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair as well as winning the state Stokholm, Jr. Water Prize[when?] and attended the iSWEEEP fair in Houston, Texas.[citation needed]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Muskego High School offers the following activities:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f iNest school report
  2. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08
  3. ^ Muskego-Norway Schools Website - MHS History Home
  4. ^ "AP Scholar Awards". Muskego-Norway School District. Retrieved Feb 2, 2012. 

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