East Noble High School

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East Noble High School
901 Garden Street
Kendallville, Indiana, Noble County 46755
United States
Coordinates 41°26′06″N 85°15′22″W / 41.43500°N 85.25611°W / 41.43500; -85.25611Coordinates: 41°26′06″N 85°15′22″W / 41.43500°N 85.25611°W / 41.43500; -85.25611
Type Public high school
Established 1966
School district East Noble School Corporation
Principal Kathy Longenbaugh
Faculty 68
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,257 (2013-2014)
Athletics conference Northeast Eight Conference
Team name Knights
Information (260) 347-2032

East Noble High School is a public high school located in Kendallville, Indiana and is the only high school that is part of the East Noble School Corporation. It serves to educate more than 1,200 students[1] from the cities and towns of Rome City, Brimfield, Kendallville, Avilla and LaOtto.[2]

On March 5, 2014, the school gained unwanted media attention when a student tossed a grenade into a classroom where Kendallville mayor Suzanne Handshoe was preparing a speech. Witnesses reported that Dave Hoagland, the teacher, made the student come back and pick it up. Hoagland then escorted the student to the principal's office, where he was promptly arrested by the school resource officer and suspended from school, along with two other students who were involved. Security camera footage showed another student with ammo strapped around his shoulder carrying an assault rifle through the halls, however school officials were unable to identify the student. A SWAT team was deployed, the school was evacuated, and classes did not resume until the next day due to the investigation.

Hoagland was praised as a "hero" by the faculty for his handling of the incident. He was honored with a standing ovation from the student body and was named "Knight of the Year" (an award traditionally reserved for students) during the school's awards ceremony at the end of the school year, along with having the "Knight's Badge of Valor" bestowed on him. [3][not in citation given]


East Noble High School has its origins from the school consolidations[4] that occurred in Indiana in the 1950s and 1960s, due to an act of the Indiana General Assembly.[5] At that time, the high schools in Rome City, Avila, and Kendallville were made into junior high/middle schools. In 1966, construction of East Noble High School was completed and the first class entered East Noble (also known as EN) that fall. East Noble's first graduating class was in 1967.

Athletics and extracurricular[edit]

  • Undefeated Wrestling Team 1985-1986
  • Football team won State Championship in (2000-2001)**
  • Football team won state runner (2003-2004)
  • East Noble Marching Knights are a 16 time ISSMA State Finalist and placed 2nd at the 1985 State Finals
  • East Noble Spell Bowl team won Hoosier Spell Bowl (state) in 1998.
  • East Noble Show Choirs have been to ISSMA state every year that they have held the competition
  • Rivals: Central Noble, DeKalb, Lakeland, West Noble, and Westview

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