Churubusco Jr. - Sr. High School

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Churubusco Jr. - Sr. High School
1 Eagle Drive
Churubusco, Indiana, Whitley County 46723
United States
Coordinates 41°13′48″N 85°19′23″W / 41.23000°N 85.32306°W / 41.23000; -85.32306Coordinates: 41°13′48″N 85°19′23″W / 41.23000°N 85.32306°W / 41.23000; -85.32306
Type Public high school
Locale Rural
School district Smith-Green Community Schools
Principal Jim Folland
Faculty 40
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 674 (2013-2014)
Athletics conference Northeast Corner Conference of Indiana
Team name Eagles
Rivals Central Noble, Eastside

Churubusco Jr. - Sr. High School is a public high school located in Churubusco, Indiana.[1]


The teacher to student ratio at CHS is approximately 1:18, which is close to the state's public school average.


Churubusco's football program is in Division 2-A level. The losing participant in the 1983 state championship game, the team shared its conference championship in 2009 and won outright titles from 2010 through 2012.

The 2007-2008 High School Destination Imagination (DI) Building Team had a successful year. They placed first in regional and state competition and finished 6 overall at global competition in Knoxville Tennessee as well as placing second in the technical aspect of the challenge. In later years 2010 they placed 7th at global finals in Knoxville Tennessee, then in 2012 they tied for 13th and received a renaissance award for a solar panel.

The basketball remains 2-A.[citation needed]

Baseball in the 2007 season, the Eagles became Indiana Baseball Regional Champions.[citation needed]


Churubusco High School made national news in November 2009 as result of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two female students suspended for photos taken at a private party and posted on a social networking site which only friends of the young women would have access to.[2] Somehow, principal at the time Austin Couch obtained copies of the mildly suggestive photos and chose to suspend the students because the photos "caused a disruption within our athletic teams at the beginning of this year's sessions." District Superintendent Steve Darnell supported the principal's decision, giving him "absolute discretion and authority." The case is similar to the 2007 case of Layshock v. Hermitage School District regarding student's right to privacy and free speech with regards to materials posted online outside of school time and not using school property.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Churubusco High School". Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Suspension Over Sexy Slumber Party Photos Leads to ACLU Lawsuit
  3. ^ Layshock v. Hermitage School District
  4. ^ Gandy, Harry Luther, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on June 16, 2006.
  5. ^ After years bringing credit to Ball State, Venderly, Hartman honored by alma mater, Ball State University News Service, May 21, 2009. Retrieved on July 15, 2009.

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