Pike Central High School

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This article is about the high school in Pike County, Indiana. For the high school of a similar name in Pike County, Kentucky, see Pike County Central High School.
Not to be confused with Pike High School.
Pike Central High School
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810 East State Road 56
Petersburg, IN, 47567
United States
School district Pike County School Corporation
Principal Winter Fiscus
Vice principal Kyle Runyan
Faculty 47
Number of students 596
School color(s) Burgundy and Gold and white
Nickname Chargers

Pike Central is the only high school in Pike County, Indiana. The school is located at the intersection of Indiana 56 & Indiana 61 near Petersburg. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Chargers, and it participates in the Pocket Athletic Conference.

In October 2010 Pike Central High School was selected as one of 14 Lemelson-MIT "InvenTeams" and one of only four teams to present on stage at the convention. The program grants selected high schools up to $10,000 to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. More than 1,200 schools applied for the grant, and a judging panel of educators, researchers, alumni and staff from MIT; industry experts; and past Lemelson-MIT Award winners selected Pike Central High School as one of the grantees. It is the first Indiana school to be picked for the program.[1] The Pike Central High School InvenTeam has built a lightweight disaster relief shelter that is both inexpensive and easy to assemble and disassemble. Made from corrugated polypropylene sheets, the shelter also has a water filtration system, and the team is currently working to add an alternative energy source to supply light to the structure.[1]

Pike Central High School


  1. ^ a b Bendery, Jennifer (7 February 2012). "Obama Makes 'Special Plea' To Press: Pay Attention To White House Science Fair Winners". Huffington Post.