New Palestine High School

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New Palestine High School
4485 S Victory Dr
New Palestine, Indiana, (Hancock County) 46163
United States
Coordinates 39°43′07″N 85°53′26″W / 39.718653°N 85.890571°W / 39.718653; -85.890571Coordinates: 39°43′07″N 85°53′26″W / 39.718653°N 85.890571°W / 39.718653; -85.890571
Type Public high school
Established 1919
School district Southern Hancock County Community School Corporation
Principal Keith Fessler
Faculty 48
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,099 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 22.9:1
Athletics conference Hoosier Heritage Conference
Mascot DragonNewPalDragon.svg
Newspaper Crimson Messenger
Yearbook Avalon
Vision statement Achieving our personal best in pursuit of excellence

New Palestine High School is a rural public high school (grades 9-12) located in New Palestine, Indiana, managed by the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County. As of the 2016-2017 school year it serves 1,123 students and employed 61 faculty members.[1]

New Palestine High School has repeatedly been named a Four-Star School by the Indiana Department of Education.[2] In 2012, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. [3]

Athletics and extracurricular activities[edit]

New Palestine High School is part of the Hoosier Heritage Conference and offers soccer, tennis, cross country, American football, golf, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball and track and field. In addition, New Palestine High School has award-winning marching band, choir and journalism programs.

New Palestine has won five Indiana High School Athletic Association state championships: in baseball (2004), softball (2004, 2008, 2009), and football (2014). In addition, the Dragons have had State Finals appearances in baseball (2003, 2004), softball (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009) and football (1990, 2014, 2015), as well as team state finals appearances in golf and gymnastics. NPHS also has seven individual IHSAA state championships, won by Kyle Ulrey (1), Chad Red (4) and Alec White (1) in wrestling and Lori Swegman (1) in the 880 yard run.[4]

A former football coach, Marvin Shepler, is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and a former basketball coach, Fred Keesling, is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and the IHSAA's Mental Attitude Award for boys' golf is named for him. Former football player, Todd Yoder, was also inducted in the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

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