On behalf of the students and staff, I want to welcome you to Waconia High School (WHS). Waconia High School, which switched campuses with what was formerly Clearwater Middle School in the summer of 2017, is the home of the Wildcats and serves more than 1,300 students in grades 9–12.

The new WHS campus, located a quarter-mile west of the former building, includes a 1,000-seat auditorium, a new office area with a secure entrance, new band and choir rooms, new industrial technology classrooms, new locker rooms, nine new science rooms, a commons/cafeteria area for a 2,000-student high school, and a new kitchen serving area.

New or renovated areas for fitness and activities include a new competitive track with turf sports field inside the track area, gymnastics gym space, a large wrestling room, four new multipurpose soccer/lacrosse/football fields, two new baseball fields, and a large fitness/weight room.

Our philosophy at WHS is one based on a dedication to excellence in education and the development of each student to his or her full potential for the leading of a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life. Our mission is to create students who are purposeful thinkers, effective communicators, self-directed learners, productive group participants, and responsible citizens.

We enjoy the advantage of being large enough to offer a comprehensive program for all students, yet small enough to customize students’ schedules to meet their individual needs and abilities. Research has proven that students who choose to get involved with school activities, both extra- and co-curricular programs, perform better in school and come away with a richer, more fulfilling, high school experience. With that in mind, I encourage all students to take advantage of the many opportunities available at WHS, and to get actively involved in our school community

Feel free to browse through our site, or stop by at 1650 Community Drive to tour the real thing. If you have questions about Waconia or Waconia High School, please call (952) 442-0670.

Mark Fredericksen
Waconia High School Principal
(952) 442-0671