North High School

North High School is a high school on the north side of Evansville, Indiana.


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.

During that first year, the school fielded its first athletics teams, dubbed the “North Huskies.” A reserve football schedule and a varsity basketball schedule were played. Football games during the early years were played at Bosse Field and other high school fields and in the 1970s, the new Central High School‘s field was designated as the Huskies’ home field.

Many innovations were part of the new school’s activities. North pioneered in presenting Broadway musicals in the Evansville schools and eventually was followed by the other schools. Its concert choir became an outstanding program and several Spring Concerts were held at the Civic Auditorium. Over the years, the choir groups have performed for hundreds of local clubs, organizations and civic events.

In 1967, North high school won the single class state basketball championship, becoming only the second Evansville high school to do so. Another state championship was won in 2000 when the North boys golf team won a state title. In 2014, the North girls golf team won a state title, becoming the first girls team to win a state title for any sport at North. In 1995, the Huskies football team was state runner-up in class 5A. Since 2000, Huskies baseball team has twice been state runner-up in 4A .

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.


North High School competes in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, which is a part of the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Baseball (1962*)
Boys’ basketball (1967)
Boys’ golf (2000)
Girls’ golf (2014)

  • 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!

Notable Alumni

Deke Cooper
Charles H. Bundrant
Bob Ford
Dave Schellhase
Vaneta Becker
Jeff Overton


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