Tecumseh Junior – Senior High School

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Tecumseh High School
Address
5244 State Road 68
Lynnville, Indiana, Warrick County 47619
United States
Coordinates 38°11′40″N 87°20′30″W / 38.19444°N 87.34167°W / 38.19444; -87.34167Coordinates: 38°11′40″N 87°20′30″W / 38.19444°N 87.34167°W / 38.19444; -87.34167
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1982
Locale Rural
School district Warrick County School Corporation
Superintendent Brad Schneider
Principal Josh Susott [1]
Faculty 33
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 419 (2013-2014)
Color(s)               
Athletics conference Pocket Athletic Conference
Team name Braves
Gym Capacity 3,000
Website

Tecumseh Junior – Senior High School is a dual public high school and junior high school in Lynnville, Indiana. Its athletic nickname is the "Braves", and it participates in the Pocket Athletic Conference, although in 2007 the football program left the conference and began playing independently. It is a grade 7-12 education facility operated by the Warrick County School Corporation. The campus sits in between the towns of Lynnville and Elberfeld, the towns from which students attend. Students from the town of Selvin also attend THS.

Correct pronunciation of the school is /tˈkʌmsi/tə-KUM-see. The school was named after the now-defunct Tecumseh coal mines [2] outside of Lynnville, which were operated by Peabody Coal Company, now Peabody Energy.

Tecumseh High School was created in 1965 as a result of the consolidation of Lynnville High School and Elberfeld High School.[3] Selvin High School had been folded into Lynnville in 1962. From 1965-1982, Tecumseh was a 9-12 high school located in the former Lynnville High School building. Grades 7-8 had been housed at Lynnville Elementary School and Elberfeld Elementary School. A new building, which houses grades 7-12, opened in 1982, and the name was formally changed to "Tecumseh Junior - Senior High School."

A plan in 2008 to move grade 6 to the facility to make Tecumseh a middle-high school by 2011 faced opposition and wasn't implemented.[4] The proposed move would have brought Tecumseh into line with the school corporation's desire to move from a junior high to middle school concept countywide. The concept was implemented at the remaining county schools.

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The campus consists of a main school building, tennis courts, a softball field, greenhouse, baseball training buildings, and a house and barn in the back. The school is divided into 2 and a half levels, the upper levels mainly reserved for upperclassmen and the lower reserved for the junior high students. The wood shop and agriculture classes, the cafeteria and pool are located on the mid-level. The art class is located on the lower level. A family and consumer sciences (formerly known as home economics) classroom is located on the upper level. This school has no elevator, but is ADA compliant with a large ramp. A new sports complex is being built behind the school was completed in 2014. The school's track, football field, and baseball field are still located near the former high school location in the town of Lynnville (3 miles away) and next to Lynnville Elementary School.

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