Homestead High School (Mequon, Wisconsin)


Homestead High School (Mequon, Wisconsin)

Infobox Secondary school
name = Homestead High School

motto =
established = 1959
type = Public secondary
grades = 9–12
students = 1,572
Mean ACT= 24.8
faculty =
city = Mequon
state = Wisconsin
country = USA
oversight =
principal = Mark Roherty
nickname = Highlanders
mascot = Angus the Highlander, The Jug (Boys Swimming & Diving), Merlin the Penguin (Boys and Girls Pole Vault), the Hog (Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country)
colors = Red, White, and Black
wiaa conference = North Shore
yearbook = "The Tartan"
newspaper = "The Highlander"
website = [http://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/MTSD/Homestead/default.html http://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/MTSD/Homestead]

Homestead High School is a comprehensive secondary school located in Mequon, Wisconsin, a northern suburb of Milwaukee. The four-year public high school is a part of the Mequon-Thiensville School District, and as such serves a convert|48|sqmi|km2|sing=on area including the city of Mequon and the village of Thiensville. Homestead High School received accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Schools. Homestead High School was also nationally recognized in 2004 as a No Child Left Behind Blue-Ribbon School, considered the highest honor a school can receive from the U.S. Department of Education. It became one of only thirty-four public high schools in the United States to receive this honor.

Upper-middle-income business executives and professional residents account for the majority of the local population.Fact|date=July 2008 Enrollment of the comprehensive high school is 1,604. Of the 120 certified staff, 75% have masters or higher degrees.Fact|date=July 2008 Because nearly 95% of the students are college-bound, college preparatory classes are strongly emphasized.

Notable Alumni

*Folk rock musician Willy Porter
*Screen writer and actor John Ridley. Works include The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Undercover Brother, , and many more successful TV shows and movies. He also was an actor in the popular TV series, Martin.
*2005-2006 All-WAC Second Team Honors and current Los Angeles Lakers Coby Karl.
*Radio Host Brett Andrews (Hot 97 Las Vegas, Kiss Fm Milwaukee)
*Radio Host Kidd O'Shea (WMYX Milwaukee)

Athletics

The Homestead Highlanders compete in the North Shore Conference within the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association

The Boys Swimming and Diving team won four consecutive state championships from 1997 to 2001.

In 1999, the Varsity Football team won the State Championship.

In 2006, the Highlanders Boys Varsity golf won the WIAA State Championship finishing with the 2nd best score in state history. The team was led by Tyler Becker, Mike Ratkovitch, Mike Sweet, Morgan Montgomery and Andy Hansen who finished 8 under par individually setting a new state record.

In 2006, the Highlanders Varsity Football team won the Wisconsin State Championship defeating Arrowhead High School. They finished the season ranked # 27 in the nation by Maxpreps.com.

In 2007, the Highlanders Varsity Football team returned to the State football Championship but were defeated by Arrowhead High School.

In 2007, the Highlanders Girls Varsity Softball team advanced to the State Championship.

In 2008, the doubles team of seniors Tony LoCoCo and Brant Vogt won the Individual Doubles State Tennis Championship.

References

External links

* [http://mtsd.k12.wi.us/MTSD/Homestead/default.html Homestead High School Homepage]
* [http://mtsd.k12.wi.us/ Mequon-Thiensville School District Homepage]


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