North Side High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

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North Side High School
475 East State Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana, Allen County 46805
United States
Coordinates 41°5′49.85″N 85°8′7.73″W / 41.0971806°N 85.1354806°W / 41.0971806; -85.1354806Coordinates: 41°5′49.85″N 85°8′7.73″W / 41.0971806°N 85.1354806°W / 41.0971806; -85.1354806
Type Public high school
School district Fort Wayne Community Schools
Principal Dave West
Faculty 80
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1736
Team name Legends [1]

Athletics= Marching Band, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Cross-country, Swim, Bowling, and soccer.

North Side High School is a secondary school in the Fort Wayne school system, serving the north central neighborhoods of Fort Wayne.


A postcard depicting North Side, circa 1930–1945.

Designed by noted architect Charles R. Weatherhogg (1872 - 1937) and established 1927, North Side High School has been dedicated to giving the best education available. Recently, it has had a massive renovation to accommodate the growing number of students expected to attend in coming years. The North Side High School Gym was home to the Fort Wayne Pistons of the Basketball Association of America (later the National Basketball Association) from 1948 to 1952.


The men's basketball team were the 2005-2006 Summit Athletic Conference Champions and star guard Eshaunte "Bear" Jones was an Indiana Junior All-Star.[citation needed] The following season, Jones was an Indiana Senior All-Star, wearing #10 in a pair of wins over Kentucky in the state's annual games.[citation needed] In 2008, Justin Jordan was an Indiana Junior All-Star before becoming an Indiana Senior All-Star in 2009.[citation needed] In 2010, an unlikely Redskin team, with a losing record, topped Marion to win Class 4A Sectional #6 for its first Sectional title since 2005.[citation needed]

The men's cross country team has won awards including the SAC (Summit Athletic Conference) Championship in 2008. It qualified for the Indiana State finals competition in 2008 in Terre Haute; the first time since 1969 that the Redskins qualified in cross country.[citation needed]

North Side's marching band, the North Side Marching Redskins, was founded in the 1920s. It placed ninth in the ISSMA State finals competition in 2011, competing in ISSMA class B.[2]

North Side's Football won the SAC for the year 2013-2014. The boys basketball team followed up the SAC winning football team by winning the 2013-2014 SAC regular season and tournament titles. Their back to back regular season conference titles were the first for the school in 35 years and were part of a state best 18-1 start to the 2013-2014 season. The 2014-2015 boys basketball would again win the regular season SAC title, their third in a row under coach Shabaz Khaliq.

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