Principal's Welcome

The Mission of Thompson Public School

is to develop life-long learners

and responsible citizens.

Photo of Principal Jason Schwabe

Jason Schwabe, Principal

Phone: (701) 599-2765


It is with great pride that I welcome you to Thompson High School! THS is a 7-12 school that is home to over 230 students who are educated by 18 highly qualified instructors. THS is connected to Thompson Elementary School and together we have a K-12 enrollment of 560 students. Thompson, ND is a bedroom community 7 miles south of Grand Forks that has a population of approximately 1000.

The desire of our staff is to develop life-long learners who, through the course of high school, will develop the academic, social, and workplace skills that are necessary to compete in the 21st century global economy. THS has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) since the “No Child Left Behind” law was enacted in 2001. In some states as many as 90% of schools have failed to meet the NCLB guidelines. Our students have consistently achieved yearly attendance and graduation rates of over 97%! These amazing accomplishments are the result of hard working students, a dedicated group of teachers, and active involved parents.

Academic course offerings at THS range from the required and elective courses in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies to elective departments such as Business, Family & Consumer Science, and Technology & Engineering Education. Interactive Television courses are offered in Art, Computer Programming, and Health Careers. THS is also a member of the Grand Forks Area Career and Technical Center which provides our students the opportunity to take courses such as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Terminology, and Agricultural Science. Qualified students are also able to take dual credit courses allowing them to earn college credit. We are excited about the opportunities we provide our students and are always striving to improve.

Extra-curricular activities offered at THS include: Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving, Gymnastics, Track, Baseball, Softball, Hockey, Trap Shooting, and Golf. Fine arts activities include Band, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Summer Theatre, and Speech. THS also offers various clubs to our students which include: FCCLA, Close-Up, SADD, TSA, Math Counts, Academic Challenge, JETS, NHS, Student Council, and Yearbook.

I am currently in my 25th year in education and 16th as a high school principal.

My wife, Collette, and I have four children; Calen - 20, Cadyn - 18, Sydney - 13, Jena - 11

If you have any questions or would like our weekly “Parent Report” emailed please contact me at


Jason Schwabe