North Knox High School
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|North Knox Jr./Sr. High School|
|10890 North SR 159
Bicknell, Indiana, Knox County
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||North Knox School Corporation|
|Faculty||48 (as of 2016)|
|• Grade 9||89|
|• Grade 10||110|
|• Grade 11||107|
|• Grade 12||96|
|Student to teacher ratio||17:1|
|Athletics conference||Blue Chip Conference
Southwest Seven Football Conference
|Rivals||Vincennes Lincoln, South Knox, Washington, Linton-Stockton|
The North Knox School Corp. came into existence in school year 1963-64, with the consolidation of all the smaller northern Knox County high schools to one central location. Those small-town high schools were located at Bicknell, Freelandville, Bruceville, Oaktown, Edwardsport, Sandborn, Westphalia and Emison. At that time, grades 1-8 remained at the smaller locations, with the exception of Edwardsport students, who were transferred to Freelandville School.
The original (1963–64) location of the North Knox High School was in the old Edwardsport school building. This Edwardsport building served as North Knox High School until the current structure on Indiana State Road 159 was opened in school year 1974-75. At this time, the original high school building at Edwardsport became North Knox East for grades 1-8. New structures were also opened in Bicknell and near Bruceville housing North Knox Central and North Knox West, grades 1-6. The current school building was based on the "open study" concept that was popular during the school's planning stages of the late 1960s. The school is all one level.
The school corporation is made up of the following towns in Northern Knox County: Bruceville, Bicknell/Ragsdale, Oaktown/Emison/Busseron, Edwardsport, Freelandville, Sandborn/Westphalia.
The school currently has 624 students enrolled with 48 faculty members.
The North Knox High School mascot name is "Warriors". The original school colors were black and white, with red being added a few years later. North Knox is well known for its basketball teams and marching band.
Recently, in 2006-2007 the football field went under renovation adding a two story press box and a new team barn with "North Knox" on the top of the building and a Warrior head emblem on the front. The high school received new lockers in 2008. In 2004, the pool was filled in to create an auxiliary gym after swimming was taken out of the curriculum. The auxiliary gym now houses many activities.
Notable athletic alumni
- Dan Beery (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) - American competition rower, Olympic champion, world champion and world cup gold medalist.
- Nevin Ashley (Indiana State) - Current New York Mets Catcher and former catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers.
- "North Knox Jr-Sr High School in BICKNELL, IN | Best High Schools | US News". www.usnews.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.