Benjamin Bosse High School

Benjamin Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana, USA, is a public high school of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. Bosse is the smallest of the EVSC’s five high schools, and third smallest high school by enrollment of Vanderburgh County’s nine high schools. The school is a contributing property to the Lincolnshire Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

History

The school was initially financed by Benjamin Bosse, who was the mayor of Evansville from 1914 to 1922. Construction began on the school in 1922 and opened for its first pupils in 1924, serving what was then the east side of Evansville.

Bosse’s boys basketball team won the state championship in 1944 the first area team to do so. The school won again in 1945 and 1962. Bosse’s band marched in the Orange Bowl Orange Bow in Miami, Florida on New Year’s Eve in 1970-1971 and also played in the opening ceremony of the 1972 Summer Olympics|Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

Architecture

Built in 1922 with a collegiate Gothic style, Bosse’s building and campus blend easily with the neighborhood’s Tudor and Colonial Revival style homes. The building, part of the Lincolnshire Historic District, underwent renovation several times; its most recent additions include a new administration wing, updated auditorium, and elevator, completed in 1999. The latest renovation nearly doubled total classroom square footage, from an average of 500-600 sq. ft. to 900.

The school is located in the Lincolnshire Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Academics

The International Baccalaureate: According to the EVSC’s website, this is a “comprehensive liberal arts program for high school juniors and seniors.”

U.S. News and World Reports awarded Bosse with a bronze rating in 2013 and 2014.

Enrollment

712 (Making it the smallest of the five EVSC high schools.)

Fight song

We’re cheering for you Bosse High

We’re loyal to you Bosse High

We’ll back you to stand

Against the best in the land

For we know you have sand Bosse High

Rah! Rah!

So fight till the end Bosse High

Go crashing ahead Bosse High

For our team must be the winner

Fight team for we expect a victory from you Bosse High.

B-H-S Let’s Go Dogs!

To the tune of Illinois Loyalty.

State Titles

  • Boys Basketball (1943–44), (1944–45), (1961–62)

Location

Bosse High School is located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Lodge Avenue, just one block east of south U.S. 41 and Washington Avenue, in Evansville, Indiana.

Notable alumni

Marty Amsler
Pete Fox
Halston|Roy Halston 
Arad McCutchan
Michael Michele
Chuck Hornbostel
Gene Miller
Jaquan Lyle
Bettye Lou Jerrel
Quinton Gibson
Gail Rieckon
Roy Holston

Notable Coaches

Archie Owen

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