Gibson Southern High School

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Gibson Southern High School
Gibson Southern Crest.PNG
Address
3499 W 800 S
(3499 W Coal Mine Road)

Fort Branch, Indiana, 47648
United States
Coordinates 38°14′11″N 87°38′07″W / 38.236377°N 87.635407°W / 38.236377; -87.635407Coordinates: 38°14′11″N 87°38′07″W / 38.236377°N 87.635407°W / 38.236377; -87.635407
Information
Type Public
Opened August 1974[citation needed]
School district South Gibson School Corporation
Principal Scott Reid [1]
Faculty 29.8[2]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 683[2]
Average class size 22.9[2]
Color(s)      maroon
     gold
     white[3]
     black
(Increasingly used in place of white)
Song Gibson Southern, Gibson Southern, set to the Minnesota Rouser
Athletics conference IHSAA 3A[3]
Pocket Athletic Conference
Team name Titans[3]
Rival Princeton Community
Wood Memorial
Newspaper 'The Southerner'
Website

Gibson Southern High School is a public high school located near Fort Branch in Gibson County in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Description[edit]

The area of Gibson County served by Gibson Southern High School

Completed in 1974, Gibson Southern was created as a consolidation of Fort Branch Marlette, Haubstadt Johnson, and Owensville Montgomery High Schools. Gibson Southern High School graduated its first class of Seniors in the Spring of 1975.

Three junior high schools feed into Gibson Southern to form its student body: Fort Branch Community School, Haubstadt Community School and Owensville Community School. Gibson Southern and these three community schools are the schools which compromise the South Gibson School Corporation.

Renovation[edit]

Starting in February 2008, Gibson Southern High School began a multi-million dollar renovation project. This overhaul is expected to be completed by August 2010.[4][5] Gibson Southern completed the renovation in March of 2011.

Academics[edit]

Gibson Southern High School has received the Indiana Four Star School Award twelve of fourteen years, from 1994 through 2008.[6][7]

Student life[edit]

Athletics[edit]

In 1974, Gibson Southern was originally a member of the Pocket Athletic Conference (PAC). In 1980, the school left the PAC to form the Big 8 Conference with 7 former Southern Indiana Athletic Conference schools. In 1992, Gibson Southern left the Big 8 to rejoin the PAC.

The school won state championships in softball in both 2003 and 2005 and State Runner-Ups in 2001 and 2014.[8]

The Titan football team has won the regional title two years in a row; 2012 and 2013.

The Lady Titan soccer team finished state runner-up in 2013.

The Titan Baseball team finished runner-up in 2014.

Activities[edit]

The Academic Spell Bowl team won its first and last ever state championship at Purdue University. The previous two years the team placed third. [9]

The Marching Titans represented Gibson Southern. The Marching Titans won the ISSMA State Championship in Class C in 2001, 2004, and 2007. In 2010, the Marching Titans was the smallest band, consisting of only 22 members, to make it to ISSMA State Finals in Class C. Read more about Gibson Southern's rich marching band tradition at Gibson Southern Marching Titans. In 2013, The Marching Titans program disbanded, instead focusing on concert band, due to declining participation.

GSHS has a fantastic theater program that has won two I.T.S. state first place prizes in recent years. The school also produces impressive musicals including, Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde, The Wizard of Oz, and most recently, Beauty and the Beast. And soon to be Footloose in March 2011!

In March 2012, GSHS Theater will be one of only 20 departments nationwide to put on a production of Legally Blonde.[10]

School song[edit]

Set to the Minnesota Rouser

GIBSON SOUTHERN, Maroon, gold, and white

GIBSON SOUTHERN, Ready to fight with might

United one with strong loyalty

There is nothing we can’t do

Go you TITANS we back you

Onward to victory!

GIBSON SOUTHERN, Maroon, gold, and white

GIBSON SOUTHERN, Proud, bold, and hard to hold

United one with strong loyalty

There is nothing we can’t do

Go you TITANS we back you

Onward to victory!

T-T T-I-T A-A A-N-S T-I-T-A-N-S

TITANS – TITANS – WE’RE THE BEST!

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Casey Whitten (1990) 2nd Rd pick (53rd overall) - Cleveland Indians draft pick[11]
  • Eric Campbell (2004) - Atlanta Braves No. 1 pick

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