Preble High School

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Green Bay Preble High School
2222 Deckner Avenue
Green Bay, Wisconsin
United States
Coordinates 44°30′02″N 87°58′01″W / 44.50044°N 87.96707°W / 44.50044; -87.96707Coordinates: 44°30′02″N 87°58′01″W / 44.50044°N 87.96707°W / 44.50044; -87.96707
Type Public
Motto Where Learning Never Ends[1]
Established 1955
School district Green Bay Area Public Schools
Principal Natasha Rowell
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Green and Gold
Mascot Hornets

Preble High School is a public high school in the Green Bay, Wisconsin School District. The school draws students from Green Bay, Bellevue, De Pere, and New Franken. The name comes from the former town of Preble, which is now part of northeastern Green Bay and New Franken, Wisconsin.


On August 8, 2014, a fire occurred in a gymnasium at Preble High School, delaying the start of classes. The fire was a result of the spontaneous combustion of rags soaked with gym floor resurfacing product.[2] It was the second largest fire in Green Bay history.[3] The estimated damage was about 7.5 million dollars. A new field house with an indoor track opened in November 2014.[3]


Curricular activities focus on the arts and technology, with programs in computer-assisted design, and mathematical analysis. Preble's fine arts department is popular, with strong band, orchestra, and choir programs.[citation needed] The school's annual musical is in November, and the annual play is in May. The school choirs stage a cabaret show every spring, which includes a dinner show, where the dinner is prepared by the school's culinary arts program. There are also prominent jazz band and vocal jazz/madrigal groups.[citation needed]

In 2004-05, Preble celebrated its 50th year. The entire school year was documented on video in a project called "Preble All Access: 2004-05 Video Diary".[citation needed]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Music and drama[edit]

Preble's music and drama department has produced the musicals Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and many others. Most recently however, the school's musical theatre program put on productions such as Beauty and the Beast (under the direction of Sue McAllister), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and All Shook Up. The 2009-2010 musical was Les Misérables. The 2010-2011 musical was White Christmas. The 2011-2012 musical was How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The musical for the 2012-2013 school year was Godspell and the musical for the 2013-2014 school year was Legally Blonde. The 2014-2015 musical was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and the 2015-2016 musical was Hello, Dolly!.

In October 2010, Preble's show choir, Center Stage, was voted by Parade Magazine as one of the top three show choirs in the country.[4]


Preble's boys' soccer, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' and girls' track and field, and boys' and girls' golf have all advanced to the WIAA state tournaments or meets. The girls' golf team made it to the state tournament three consecutive years (2005, 2006, and 2007).[citation needed]

Preble's boys' soccer team advanced to the state championship game in the fall of 2013 and again in the fall of 2016. This is a first in school and district history.

Sting Cancer[edit]

In 2004, a faculty member who is a cancer survivor and students at Preble founded Sting Cancer, a club for raising awareness of cancer and offering support to those affected by it. Over a decade later, the club has spread to nearly 30 other schools in northeast Wisconsin.[5]

School referendum[edit]

Preble High School, which was designed for roughly 1700 students, currently holds more than 2100, making it the second largest high school in Wisconsin as of 2016.[6] A referendum to create a new school in northeastern Brown County, Wisconsin to alleviate overcrowding was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin on November 6, 2006.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Spontaneous combustion started Preble fire". WLUK. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Nathan Phelps (October 1, 2014). "Preble High School fire damage: $7.5 million". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
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  5. ^ "STINGCANCER". Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  6. ^ "2016 Largest Public High Schools in Wisconsin - Niche". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  7. ^ "'No' vote on school forces Green Bay district to review options". Green Bay Press-Gazette. May 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
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