- Grafton High School (Wisconsin)
name = Grafton High School
established = 1956
type = public
principal = Ken McCormick
city = Grafton
students = 881 [In 2007]
colors = orange and black
homepage = [http://www.grafton.k12.wi.us/highschool/ghsindex.html website]
Grafton High School is a
secondary schoollocated in Grafton, Wisconsin. It is part of the Grafton School District. It provides students with a wide range of educational opportunities, including core subjects, technology education, physical education, and the fine arts. It is the only public high school in Grafton, and has a student population of around 800.
Grafton High School participates in the North Shore Conference. They have had decent success in Division 2 athletics in the state of Wisconsin. The Grafton Girls swimming team were state runner-up in 2003 and state Champions in 2004 and 2005, while taking third in 2006. The Grafton soccer program is consistently ranked in the top ten in the state of Wisconsin and finished runner-up in 2006 for boys. They have also made state appearances in 1993, 1998, 1999 and 2000, finishing second three times. The girls soccer team won a state championship in 1997 and has also made state appearances in 2003, 2004 and 2008. The football team has won state Championships in 1981 and 1982. The Grafton track team is also notable in Division 2. They won state in 2000 and took second in 1999 and 2004. They participated in the Penn Relays on the PENN University track in 2005 finishing first in their heat in the 4x800 and taking 13th overall. They left the relays being ranked in the top 25 nationally. In 2006, the boys soccer team were runners up in the state soccer tournament losing to Xavier High School. In 2007, the girls basketball team won their first state championship ever, beating New London in overtime. Prior to 2007, the girls basketball made appearances at state in 1991 and 1993. They also went to state in 2008, but lost in the semi-final round in overtime.
Grafton High School has been regarded by some as being one of the best schools in Wisconsin. In Jay Matthews' Challenge Index, GHS is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in Wisconsin and the country. In 2005 GHS ranked 461st in the country, making it 3rd in the state and 1st in Ozaukee county. [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/education/challenge/2005/challengeindex05.html Jay Matthews's Challenge Index (washingtonpost.com) ] ] In 2006 GHS ranked 559th in the country, making it 5th in the state. [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/education/challenge/2006/challengeindex06.html The Challenge Index | washingtonpost.com ] ]
Teacher of the Year
In 2006, industrial technology teacher Carl Hader was named Wisconsin High School Teacher of the year. As automotive instructor, he has guided GHS students to first place finishes in several state and national auto repair competitions.
* [http://www.grafton.k12.wi.us/highschool/ghsindex.html Grafton High School]
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