Waukesha North High School

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Waukesha North High School
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2222 Michigan Avenue

Type Public high school
School district Waukesha School District
PrincipalKristin Higgins
Assistant PrincipalBrian Schlei, Chad Schraufnagel
Enrollment1,216 (2016-17) [1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s)Blue, Purple & White
MascotSparky the polar Bear
Nickname Northstars
YearbookNorthern Lights

Waukesha North High School is one of three high schools located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Operated by the Waukesha School District, [2] the school opened in mid-year, at the start of the second semester, during the 1974-1975 school year. The school is part of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Classic 8 Conference [3] in athletics. North's nickname is the "Northstars" and the school mascot is the polar bear, Sparky"

Waukesha, Wisconsin Place in Waukesha

Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Its population was 70,718 at the 2010 census. The city is adjacent to the Town of Waukesha.

The Waukesha School District is a school district that serves the city of Waukesha and parts of the Town of Waukesha, Town of Brookfield, city of Brookfield, and city of Pewaukee in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The district serves over 14,000 students and administers three high schools, three middle schools, 15 elementary schools, and four charter schools. It is governed by a board of nine members.

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association organization

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) is the regulatory body for all high school sports in Wisconsin. Its history dates to 1895, making it the earliest continually existing high school athletic organization in the country. It also provides the licensing program for more than 10,000 officials in the state, and oversees junior high or middle school athletics in about 100 of the state's nearly 400 school districts. Among its duties are the administration of state tournament series in its various sports, overseeing eligibility and conference alignment, and promoting sportsmanship.


The school has a rotating schedule and advisory program. [4] Its marching band won the WSMA state marching band championship every year from 2007 to 2015. [5]

Extracurricular activities

Waukesha North is a contributor to Invisible Children, Inc., [6] and has raised money for Layibi Secondary School, in northern Uganda.[ citation needed ]

Uganda Republic in East Africa

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

First Robotics

Waukesha North participates in C.O.R.E. 2062, a FIRST Robotics Competition Team. The four-year-old team won the Rookie All Star Award in 2007, the Wisconsin Regional (Milwaukee) in 2008, and the 10,000 Lakes Regional (Minneapolis) in 2010.[ citation needed ]

FIRST Robotics Competition robotics competition operated by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 125 pounds (57 kg). Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game, along with the required set of tasks, changes annually. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and are encouraged to buy or make specialized parts. The FIRST Robotics Competition is one of five robotics competition programs organized by FIRST, the other four being FIRST Lego League Jr., FIRST Lego League, FIRST Lego League Jr. Discovery Edition, and the FIRST Tech Challenge.


The music program at Waukesha North High School includes band, choir, orchestra, and jazz ensemble. Each music area offers varied extra-curricular entities, ranging from musical theatre to pep band to solo ensemble experiences.

Notable people

Erik Bickerstaff is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jeff Hanson American singer-songwriter

Jeff Hanson was a singer-songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, whose voice was described in a 2005 Paste review as an "angelic falsetto, a cross between Alison Krauss and Art Garfunkel that is often (understandably) mistaken for a female contralto".

Kurt Arvin Larson is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the Indianapolis Colts (1989–1990) and the Green Bay Packers (1991). He played at the collegiate level at Michigan State University.


  1. "North High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/district/
  3. "Classiceight.com".
  4. http://www.waukeshanorth.org/about.cfm
  5. http://www.wsmamusic.com/programs/marching_band/index.html
  6. http://s4s.invisiblechildren.com/school/waukesha-north-high-school
  7. http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=128259147
  8. Wisconsin Blue Book 2011-2012, Biographical Sketch of Jon Richards, p. 33.

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