North Mecklenburg High School is a high school in Huntersville, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Founded in 1951, it was integrated in the 1960s. With over 3000 students, it had the largest student body in North Carolina during the 2005–2006 school year. The principal is Amy Dellinger.
North Mecklenburg High School first opened its doors to students on September 4, 1951. Students came from five local schools in Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Long Creek, and Derita, forming a student body of just 500, with a senior class of 126, and a faculty of only 19. Marion Bird became the first principal, the Rebel was adopted as the mascot, and red and black were chosen as the school colors. The mascot was often seen flying a confederate flag during the period when the school was segregated.
The original school colors were changed to blue and white when the school was integrated in the 1960s, and then to royal blue, red, and white in 1974. At the same time the student chose to rename the team and mascot to Vikings.
The official school song is to the tune of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‘s Hark The Sound, the fight song is to the tune of Ohio State‘s “Across the Field”, and the dance is named “The Boogaloo“. These are performed at pep rallies and sporting events.