North High School (Evansville)
|North High School
Evansville North High School
|15331 Hwy 41 North
Evansville, Indiana, Vanderburgh County 47725
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation|
|Assistant Principal||Andrea Gilham|
|Athletics conference||Southern Indiana Athletic Conference|
|Website||Evansville North High School|
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. 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.
- 1956 - 1967: Adrian Meadows
- 1967 - 1981: Harold Buck
- 1981 - 1999: James Sharp
- 1999 - 2009: Brenda Weber
- 2009–Present: John Skinner
Elementary Schools (K-6)
- Scott Elementary School
- Oak Hill Elementary School
- Vogel Elementary School
- Evans Elementary School
- Delaware Elementary School
Middle Schools (7-8)
- North Junior High School
Also see: Sports in Evansville
State team titles
- Baseball (1962*)
- Boys' basketball (1967)
- Boys' golf (2000)
- Girls' golf (2014, 2015)
* indicates title won before IHSAA State Tournament was initiated
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
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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- Dave Schellhase, All-American basketball player, NBA player, longtime college basketball coach
- Bob Ford, ABA player and television executive
- Jeff Overton, PGA Tour player
- Deke Cooper, NFL player
- Joshua Claybourn, attorney, author, and political pundit
- Josh Tudela, MLS player
- "It's now full speed ahead for EVSC's strategic plan". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 2008-11-07.