New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School

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Eisenhower Middle/High School
Address
4333 S. Sunnyslope Rd.
New Berlin, Wisconsin, Waukesha 53151
United States
Coordinates 42°57′51″N 88°05′28″W / 42.964065°N 88.090981°W / 42.964065; -88.090981Coordinates: 42°57′51″N 88°05′28″W / 42.964065°N 88.090981°W / 42.964065; -88.090981
Information
Type Public school
Established 1969
Opened 1970
School district School District of New Berlin
Superintendent Joe Garza
Principal Matthew Buckley
Grades 7-12
Gender Male and Female
Age range 12-18
Hours in school day 7:30-3:00
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)          Purple and Gold
Athletics conference Woodland Conference
Mascot Lion
Nickname Ike
Team name Lions
Rival New Berlin West High School
Website

New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School is a combination middle school and high school located in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Part of the School District of New Berlin, the school serves grades 7 through 12. The school was nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2005.[1]

Locals refer to the school as "Ike."[2]

History[edit]

Eisenhower opened in September 1969, although construction of the building wasn't complete until the spring of 1970. The school opened with 400 9th and 10th grade students from New Berlin West.[3]

On Thursday, April 29, 1999 approximately 800 students from Eisenhower High School and Eisenhower Middle School staged a walkout, protesting the New Berlin Public School Board's $1.6 million proposed budget cuts.[4] These budget cuts included eliminating elective course options such as home economics and eliminating several teaching positions. Although students skipped class for the walkout from 9:30 AM until early in the afternoon, many Eisenhower teachers supported the protest and administration did not punish students for truancy.[5]

In 2007 and 2008 a sextortion episode occurred when a male 18-year-old student pretended to be a girl over the internet so he could extort sexual images and favors from male students.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Eisenhower High School was a member of the Parkland Conference from 1970-1997. It has been a member of the Woodland Conference since 1997. The school has a cross-town rivalry with the city's other middle/high school, New Berlin West. In 1995, Eisenhower won its first state championship in any sport by defeating Ashland in the Division 3 State Football Championship game. The school successfully defended its championship in 1996, by defeating Spooner for the state title.

The boys' basketball team won the Division 2 state championship on March 8, 2008 with a 54-41 win over Adams-Friendship High School.[6] The Girls Softball team also won the Division 2 State Championship in 2008. The Girls Basketball team won the Division 2 State Title in 2010. The Eisenhower girls returned to state in 2012 undefeated ranked 2nd in the state into the championship game at 27-0 but fell short to #1 and undefeated New London 39-43.[7] The girls also make it to the state championship in 2013, before losing Notre Dame 33-42.[8]

In 2008 the varsity boys' basketball team and the varsity girls' volleyball team won the state championships.[2]

State championships[edit]

  • 1995 - Football
  • 1996 - Football
  • 2001 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2002 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2004 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2006 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2008 - Boys' basketball
  • 2008 - Girls' softball
  • 2009 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2009 - Boys' volleyball
  • 2010 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2010 - Girls' basketball
  • 2010 - Table tennis
  • 2011 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2012 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2013 - Academic Decathlon
  • 2016 - Girls' basketball
  • 2016 - Science Bowl

National championships[edit]

  • 2013 - Academic Decathlon[9]
  • 2016 - Science Bowl

References[edit]

External links[edit]