About Stillwater High School

The home of the Stillwater Class of 1975

1975 Stillwater Senior High School, Stillwater, MN

Minnesota’s first schoolhouse was built in Stillwater in 1848. The district, now known as Independent School District 834, Stillwater Area Public Schools, has a long tradition of high expectations, strong community involvement and great achievement. It is an educational system dedicated to continuous improvement.

From the first one-room schoolhouse, the District has grown to approximately 9,200 students. These students learn in ten elementary schools (grades K-6 ), two junior high schools (grades 7-9), a senior high school (grades 10-12), and an alternative learning center for secondary students. An early childhood family center serves families with preschool children. These schools are located throughout an area that stretches for 30 miles along the scenic St. Croix River, from Marine on St. Croix south to Afton, and encompasses approximately 150 square miles. The school district area has a population of 54,700 and this population is growing.

Famous Alumni

Stillwater, MN PoniesOld Stillwater High School, which was our Junior High

  • John Shearer - From our class of 1975, founder and CEO of Powercast, inventor of wireless energy transfer, awarded CNET's best new Technology for 2007
  • Chris Jonnes - From our class of 1975, Chris Jonnes, author of suspense novels "Wake Up Dead" and "Big Ice"
  • Chris Engler - NBA Center for Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and Portland Trailblazers between 1983 and 1988. Majority of college career spent at the University of Wyoming.
  • Bill Barnett - Defensive End and Nose Tackle for the Miami Dolphins from 1980 through 1985
  • Thomas J. Abercrombie - Famous photographer, first journalist to reach the South Pole.
  • Glen Perkins - Pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. Attended the University of Minnesota.
  • Jon Francis - Former Stillwater Area High School cross country runner and track & field participant, went missing while hiking in the summer of 2006.
  • Kevin Gullikson - Basketball player at the University of Wisconsin. Led the Ponies to the state tournament in his senior season.
  • Luke Watson - Member of the Team USA track and field team. Led Ponies to cross country national championship in 1997.
  • Butch Thompson - Jazz Pianist and Clarinetist and bandleader for A Prairie Home Companion