Waukon High School

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Coordinates: 43°16′19″N 91°29′28″W / 43.272°N 91.491°W / 43.272; -91.491

Waukon High School
Waukon High School logo.png
1059 3rd Ave. N.W.
Waukon, Iowa
Type Public
Principal Dr. Mike Hardy
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Orange and Black
Athletics conference Northeast Iowa Conference
Mascot Indian

Waukon High School is a high school located in the city of Waukon, Iowa. Waukon High School is the high school of the surrounding area. Some of these towns include: Harpers Ferry, Waterville, and Dorchester. WHS is also the only high school in the Allamakee Community School District.


The athletic teams of Waukon High School are known as the Indians. WHS is part of the Northeast Iowa Conference. The name "Indians" is named in honor of Waukon Decorah, a chief of what is now known as the Ho-Chunk nation (formerly the Winnebago tribe). Home of the great Parker Hesse. Parker plays football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Famous for his game-winning "pick-6" against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

2007 Renovation[edit]

In 2007 a brand new $16 million addition was built onto the Senior High building.

Previously Jr. High students attended a building separate from the Senior High. Both Jr. High and Senior High students will now use the new addition to the school.

Waukon Wellness Center was also built and opened across the street from the school, Matt Hoover season two winner of NBC's The Biggest Loser spoke at the grand opening.

Notable alumni[edit]