Omaha North High School

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Omaha North High Magnet School
4410 N. 36th Street
Omaha, Nebraska, Douglas County 68111
United States
Coordinates 41°17′52″N 95°58′03″W / 41.2979°N 95.9674°W / 41.2979; -95.9674Coordinates: 41°17′52″N 95°58′03″W / 41.2979°N 95.9674°W / 41.2979; -95.9674
School type Public secondary
Established 1924
School district Omaha Public Schools
Principal Gene Haynes
Grades 9 to 12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,974[1] (2014)
Color(s) Blue and gold
Song All hail, the golden Vikings!
Sports Football, wrestling, baseball, basketball, soccer, track, cross country, softball, tennis, golf, swimming, and volleyball
Mascot Golden Viking
Nickname North, Omaha North, NHS
Team name Omaha North High School Vikings
Rival Omaha Central High School
Newspaper North Star

Omaha North High Magnet School is a public high school located at 4410 N. 36th Street in the city of Omaha, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. The school is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) magnet school in the Omaha Public Schools district. North has won several awards, including being named a 2007 Magnet Schools of America "Magnet School of Excellence".[2]


After a false start to construction in 1922 located at North 31st and Ames Avenues, the present North High was completed in 1924. The building's first principal, Edward E. McMillan, was later honored as the namesake of the nearby middle school, McMillan Magnet Center.

North opened as an eighth through twelfth grade school, and the school began winning district and state awards in academic and athletic competitions in 1926. In 1932 the school earned the top place at a national debate competition.

1,711 North graduates served during World War II.


North has won many state and national awards for curriculum innovation. Currently, the school day is extended by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. North offers higher-level mathematics courses in Omaha Public Schools and is articulating for accreditation in career and technology education. The school has over 1200 networked computers, and technology is pervasive in all curriculum areas. A wide variety of programming languages are offered, including C++, HTML, Visual Basic and JAVA. All students and staff are issued email accounts. North's Academic Decathlon placed third in the state during the 2005-2006 season.

Omaha North High Magnet School is a certified Project Lead the Way high school.[3] The Service Learning Academy through the University of Nebraska at Omaha has a partnership with North High.[4]



The Omaha North High School Vikings football team won their first state championship in 1929, and again in 1948, 1956, 1961, 1967, 2013 and 2014. Dewey Wade was on the state football champion team in 1948 and the city champion football teams of 1949 and 1950. In 1961 and 1962, Nebraska Hall of Famer Bob Churchich was the quarterback.

State championships[edit]

State Championships[5]
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Football 7 1929, 1948, 1956, 1961, 1967, 2013, 2014
Cross country, boys' 1 1964
Tennis, boys' 5 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
Winter Wrestling 8 1951, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2014
Basketball, girls' 1 1998
Swimming, girls' 1 1997
Spring Track and field, boys' 1 2006
Total 24

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Past Staff/School Awards", Omaha North High School. Retrieved 10/6/07.
  3. ^ [1]
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  5. ^ "Nebraska School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Dick Davis". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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