New Albany High School (Indiana)

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New Albany High School
1020 Vincennes Street
Indiana, 47150
United States
Coordinates 38°17′55.11″N 85°48′39.64″W / 38.2986417°N 85.8110111°W / 38.2986417; -85.8110111Coordinates: 38°17′55.11″N 85°48′39.64″W / 38.2986417°N 85.8110111°W / 38.2986417; -85.8110111
Type Public
Motto Be Great
Established 1853
School district New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation[1]
Principal Janet Page
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,192 (2007-08)[2]
Athletics swimming, tennis, track, basketball, football, softball, baseball, cross country, soccer, golf, wrestling, dance team, etc...
Mascot Bulldog

New Albany High School is a public high school located in New Albany, Indiana, United States. Founded in 1853, it is one of the oldest public high schools west of the Alleghenies and the first in Indiana. New Albany High School has the first FM broadcasting High school radio station (88.1) to be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and has had their own Public-access television cable TV channel WNAS-TV since 1980. It is a part of the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation.

The school serves New Albany and surrounding unincorporated areas.[3]


The school opened in 1853 as the first high school in Indiana. The school was operated on an irregular basis, and closed for years at a time. During part of the American Civil War, the school building was leased to the federal government, to be used as a hospital for soldiers. Continuous operation of a school has occurred since 1864 (though in varying locations). The final current location of the school was established in 1928.

Charles Allen Prosser attended and later ran the school as superintendent from 1900 to 1908, where he would form many of his opinions that would revolutionize teaching nationally in the decades to follow.

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WNAS, 88.1 FM, is the student-run school radio station. It broadcasts to the greater metropolitan area (Louisville). It has been in operation since 1949, and was the first FCC-licensed high-school FM radio station in the United States. WNAS features shows such as Mathathon, Spell Bowl, and Challenge where teams from local elementary schools come to compete.

WNAS-TV is the television station run in cooperation with Floyd Central High School.


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