Carroll High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

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Carroll High School
Carroll High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana) logo.png
Address
3701 Carroll Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
United States
Coordinates 41°11′25″N 85°11′33″W / 41.19028°N 85.19250°W / 41.19028; -85.19250Coordinates: 41°11′25″N 85°11′33″W / 41.19028°N 85.19250°W / 41.19028; -85.19250
Information
Established 1969
Locale Suburban
School district Northwest Allen County Schools
Superintendent Chris Himsel
Principal Brandon Bitting
Faculty 130[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2200[1] (2013-2014)
Color(s)          
Mascot Chargers
Newspaper The Charger
Website

Carroll High School is a school in the unincorporated suburbs of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is part of the Northwest Allen County Schools and is accredited by the North Central Association.

History[edit]

Indiana school reorganization[edit]

In 1959, the Indiana General Assembly passed the Indiana School Reorganization Act of 1959 that requires school districts with fewer than 2,000 students to consolidate with nearby districts. This resulted in the three Allen County, Indiana townships of Lake, Eel River and Perry combining into Northwest Allen County Schools (NACS). At that time, high schools existed in Arcola, Indiana and Huntertown, Indiana. The NACS school board voted to combine the two high schools in 1967 into a single newly built school south of Huntertown.[2] The new high school, which opened in 1969, was named after Carroll Road, a rural arterial road that connects U.S. Route 33 and State Road 3 in northern Allen County.

Farmland to suburban boom[edit]

Booming enrollment from suburban sprawl of nearby Fort Wayne into Perry Township caused NACS to build Carroll Middle School (CMS) adjacent to the main high school in 1984. By the fall of 2004 as enrollment continued to increase, the school district built other middle schools (including a new Carroll Middle School) and the old CMS was absorbed into Carroll High School as its "freshman campus."[2]

General information[edit]

The school opened in 1969 and constructed additions to the facility in 1992 and 1996. A freshman campus was created in 2005. As of 2010, Carroll High School has the second largest high school campus in Indiana.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

The Carroll High School Chargers compete in over a dozen sports. The baseball team was state champion in 2010 and 2011. The boys cross country team also won a state championship in 2016. [3]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carroll High School Profile / Profile
  2. ^ a b Huntertown Historical Society, "History of Northwest Allen County Schools" Link accessed May 22, 2006.
  3. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jon Fitch UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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