- Homestead High School (Mequon, Wisconsin)
Infobox Secondary school
name = Homestead High School
established = 1959
type = Public secondary
grades = 9–12
students = 1,572
Mean ACT= 24.8
city = Mequon
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 schoollocated in Mequon, Wisconsin, a northern suburb of Milwaukee. The four-year public high schoolis 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.
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.
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The Homestead Highlanders compete in the
North Shore Conferencewithin 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 Hansenwho 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.
* [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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