New Albany High School (Indiana)

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New Albany High School
1020 Vincennes Street
New Albany, 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
Faculty 93
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...
Athletics conference Hoosier Hills Conference
Team name Bulldogs

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.[citation needed] The school was the first FM high school radio station (88.1) to be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)[citation needed] 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.


New Albany has won two basketball state championships, one in 1973 and one in 2016.[4]


WNAS, 88.1 FM, is a student-run non-commercial radio station, under the direction of Jason Flener. Jason was a former student staff member of WNAS and returned in 2013 to take over as director / general manager, when Lee Kelly retired after 40 years in charge. WNAS FM, went on the air in May 1949, broadcasting graduation ceremonies, as the first FCC-licensed high-school FM radio station in the United States. WNAS students broadcast over 60 Bulldog athletic events each school year, including football, boys and girls basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball. Local election coverage, concerts, coaches shows, Martin Luther King celebrations and specialty shows are simulcast on 88.1 FM and the two TV channels.

WNAS FM programming is available worldwide on the website as streaming audio and is available on a number of smartphone apps like TUNEIN.

WNAS-TV began in 1980 on what is now Time Warner Cable. A channel on AT&T Uverse was added in 2010. A wide variety of programming is produced by the 100-member student radio / TV staff at New Albany High School.

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