North High School (Evansville)

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North High School
Evansville North High School
Evansville North High School.jpg
15331 Hwy 41 North
Evansville, Indiana, Vanderburgh County 47725
United States
Coordinates 38°06′55″N 87°33′05″W / 38.115237°N 87.551358°W / 38.115237; -87.551358Coordinates: 38°06′55″N 87°33′05″W / 38.115237°N 87.551358°W / 38.115237; -87.551358
Type Public high school
Established 1956
Locale Mid-size city
School district Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Principal John Skinner
Assistant Principal Andrea Gilham
Faculty 142
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,545 [1] (2016-2017)
Athletics conference Southern Indiana Athletic Conference
Team name Huskies
Rival Central High School
Gym Capacity 3,457

North High School, or Evansville North High School, is a public high school now located on the north side of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, approximately 9.5 miles north of Evansville, Indiana, United States.


In the early 1950s the Evansville and Vanderburgh County population was increasing and pushing in a northern direction. It was decided that a new high school was needed to relieve the burden on the existing public high schools (Central High School in its original location, FJ Reitz High School and Benjamin Bosse High School).

The location of the school on property near the Mechanic Arts Trades and Industry High School on the north side was chosen. Mechanic Arts' curriculum (and its building) was incorporated into the new high school, which would allow students from the other high schools to come as shared time students.

In fall 1956, the new North High School opened, serving students from the seventh through 12th grades. The first graduating class consisted of only 18 girls and 149 boys because students in the district were allowed to choose to remain at their present high school or to transfer to the new school.

On November 4, 2008, Vanderburgh County voters approved a $149 million bond issue for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. A long list of projects includes a new $58.2 million high school for 2,000 students and an adjacent $27 million middle school for 1,000 students.[2] In late November 2008, The EVSC purchased around 80 acres (320,000 m2) near U.S. 41 and Base Line Road for the new campus. The new North High School building opened in January 2012.

North principals[edit]

  • 1956 - 1967: Adrian Meadows
  • 1967 - 1981: Harold Buck
  • 1981 - 1999: James Sharp
  • 1999 - 2009: Brenda Weber
  • 2009–Present: John Skinner

School District[edit]

Elementary Schools (K-6)[edit]

  • Scott Elementary School
  • Oak Hill Elementary School
  • Vogel Elementary School
  • Evans Elementary School
  • Delaware Elementary School

Middle Schools (7-8)[edit]

  • North Junior High School


Also see: Sports in Evansville

North High School
IHSAA Athletic Championships
Baseball 1 1962*
Boys' basketball 1 1967
Boys' golf 1 2000
Girls' golf 3 2014, 2015, 2016
Total 6
* Baseball title was won before IHSAA State Tournament was initiated.

North High School competes in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, which is a part of the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

School song[edit]

Tune to "Across the Field"

Fight the team across the way, let's show them North is here, Set the earth reverberating with a mighty cheer. Rah! Rah! Rah! Fight, fight Huskies let's win this game, while forever we sing your fame. Hail! Hail, to green and white, ever onward to victory. Fight!

Old North High School[edit]

The old North High School Facility is now used as the Academy for Innovative studies Diamond Branch, though AIS only takes up a small percentage of the school. The auditorium is still host to numerous musicals and plays, such as a 2014 production of Les Misèrables.


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