New Lisbon High School

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New Lisbon High School
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
United States
Type Public Secondary
Motto Nothing Less Than the Best
Established 1877
Principal Gary Syftestad
Faculty 19
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 200
Color(s) Royal blue and white
Mascot Rockets

New Lisbon High School (or NLHS) is a high school in New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the School District of New Lisbon. The district serves students residing in the City of New Lisbon, Village of Hustler, and the towns of Clearfield, Cutler, Fountain, Germantown, Lisbon, Orange, Clifton, and Oakdale. The school is a member of the Scenic Bluff Conference and the mascot is the Rockets.


The first school was built in 1858, and the first frame building was built in 1860. NLHS was accredited by the state in 1877. The first class to graduate was in 1878, with two students. Students moved into a red brick building in 1901, and then the building burned down in 1907. A new high school was built in 1908, which also housed the Juneau County Teachers College (Juneau County Normal School). The teachers college dissolved in the 1960s. The current building was erected in the early 1970s with additions to the building completed in 1989 and 2000.


New Lisbon High School is located at 500 S. Forest Street in New Lisbon, Wisconsin. The Arbin York Athletic Field, which is one block south of the high school consists of a football field, baseball and softball diamonds, track and field areas and a circular track. The New Lisbon Elementary and Junior High Schools are connected to the high school. There are 19 teachers in the high school. Enrollment is about 200.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The NLHS has a Rocket Booster Club.

During the 1930s, annual turkey races were held each spring behind the school on the athletic field. The winner of the quarter-mile run would take home the prize turkey, second place a chicken, third place a duck, and last place was the lucky booby prize of the Egg. Boxing also occurred during the 1930s and golf was an active sport until 1985.


NLHS is a member of the Scenic Bluff Conference. NLHS offers a variety of sports which include football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, and track and field.

Notable alumni[edit]


  • Turner, Jayne M. Historic New Lisbon, Portage, Wis.: O'Brien Publishing, 2004.
  • Wa-du-Shuda Yearbooks 1929 & 1936
  • New Lisbon Centennial, City of New Lisbon, 1954.
  • Juneau County: The First Years, Juneau County Historical Society and New Past Press, 1988.

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