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Fox Valley Lutheran High School

Fox Valley Lutheran High School is a coeducational private Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Fox Valley Lutheran High School (FVLHS) is a Lutheran high school located in Appleton, Wisconsin. The school is owned and operated by a Federation of 42 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) churches across the Fox River Valley area. It is a member of the FVL Schools system. Steve Granberg has been the principal since the summer of 2014. Since relocating to the Meade Street campus, school enrollment has averaged between 550 and 600 students. The school colors are maroon and gray and the athletic teams as known as the Foxes. The school mascot is "Rocky the Fox." FVL was founded in 1953.

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FVLHS offers educational programs to prepare students for college, Christian ministry, and the work force. On average, ninety percent of FVL graduates pursue post-high school education opportunities. Three foreign languages--Spanish, Latin, and German--are offered for students. College-credit capable courses are offered in English, math, science, psychology, social studies, and economics.

FVL's Guided Studies program is designed to meet the needs of students who find themselves more than a grade level behind their classmates. An "At-Risk" and tutoring program helps students who may be struggling with specific subjects.

FVLHS' STEM Academy was opened in 2011. STEM is aimed at students interested in hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and math. Specialized STEM classes are offered in aerospace engineering, biotechncal engineering, and computer science and software engineering. Its VEX Robotics Team has qualified to compete at the World Championships the past two years.

Beginning in 2014-15, FVLHS was accepted into the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). This state-funded program assisted 18 students to attend the school in its initial year. Students participating in the WPCP program are selected randomly in a lottery overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction from families who met the income guidelines.

Beginning in the 1970s FVL has enrolled international students. The school is licensed to accept international students coming to the United States with I-20 visas. Each year about 50 international students enroll at FVL, which has hosted students from nearly 40 countries from Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Mission Statement

Fox Valley Lutheran High School, in partnership with families and Federation churches, provides students with a Christ-centered education, preparing them for lives of service now and for eternity.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 550
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 123
10 145
11 144
12 138

Fox Valley Lutheran High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Fox Valley Lutheran High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Dress Code Casual
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 86%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Activities Director   Shawn Hill
Guidance Director   Craig Charron
Principal   Steve Granberg


FVL offers students a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities. In athletics, FVL is a member of the [[Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association|WIAA]. In 2015-16 the school will be joining the newly formed NEW conference in 2015-15 because of a recent WIAA-mandated realignment. For past 16 the school has competed successfully in the EVC or Eastern Valley Conference. Boys may compete interscholastically in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, track, cross country, hockey, tennis, and wrestling. Girls sports include cheer and dance teams, golf, tennis, basketball, cross country, track, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Other extracurricular activities include... Art Club Chapel Organists Choraliers (swing choir) The Cross & Crown (yearbook) FVL Theatre Forensics Fox Folk Marionette Troupe Jazz Ensemble Jesus Cares Ministry Team Library Assistants Sound & Light Team (SALT) Math Club National Honor Society Outdoor Club Peer Leadership Group Student Council VEX Robotics

Associations & Memberships

National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)

Other religious school associations

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