Floyd Central High School

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Basic Information

Address: 6575 Old Vincennes Road Floyd Knobs, IN
County: Floyd
District: New Albany Floyd County
Phone Number: 812-542-8504
Fax Number: 812-542-4795
Principal: Janie Whaley

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Floyd Central High School
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Additional Information

School Type: Public, 9-12
Accreditation: First Class from Indiana Dept. of Public Instruction
State District ID: 2400
State School ID: 1930
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1967
School Setting:

Spans eight acres, over 100 classrooms, 7 computer labs, auditorium, radio/tv studio, a distance learning lab-all of which are equipped with state of the art technology.
The "knobs" are on the edge of a plateau 400 feet above the Ohio River Valley, and is designated by Louisville Magazine as one of the top ten places in the Louisville area to live.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 6 hrs 45 min
School Days in Calendar Year: 180 student days
School Holidays: two weeks fall break, winter & spring break
School Colors: Green and Gold
School Mascot: Highlander, Scottish Warrior

Floyds Knobs

School Size: 1696
Classroom Teachers: 81 full-time
Student/Teacher Ratio: 27:1
Support Services:

Health Aide-1
Teacher Aides-13

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

wireless network

School Championships:

The girls' cross country team is the most decorated, with four state titles from 1989 through 1992. The boys cross country team won the state championship in 1991. Boys golf took state in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Floyd Central Dazzlers Dance Team has Won 10 consecutive National Championship Titles in Large Varsity Pom Division and 1 National Championship title in the Large Varsity Hip Hop Division at Universal Dance Association High School Dance Team Championships, which is more than any high school in the nation.

Floyd Central Theater has been recognized by the Educational Theater Association as one of the top five theater programs in the nation. Multiple productions have been selected as main stage productions at the International Thespian Festival and four invitations to represent Indiana at The International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland have been received. The orchestra won the 1995 ISSMA State Championship. In addition to marching and symphonic band, Floyd Central has a volunteer pep band to play at basketball games, a jazz ensemble, and strong winter percussion/winter guard programs. The music department as a whole has been nationally recognized twice as a Grammy School, being designated as a Grammy Signature Gold Award School in 1998-1999 and as a Grammy Signature School in 2002. The school also operates WNAS-TV and WNAS-FM, in cooperation with New Albany High School.

School Clubs:

Bagpiper, French Club, Chess Club, Floyd Central Dance Marathon, Student Council, National Honor Society, German Club, Pottery Club, National Art Honor Society, Outdoor Club, SADD Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Team, Student Renaissance Club, Students for the Advancement of Science Club, Thespian Society, Yearbook

Lunch Availability: cafeteria
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Mission Statement:

Mission: Every student successfully completes high school.

School History:

In the beginning, Floyd Central was thought of as a rural farming community school, but as it has grown, potential residents may choose from a range of housing including horse farms, subdivisions or small towns. Floyd Central is part of the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation, which serves nearly 11,000 students in Floyd County, and is one of two high schools, with New Albany being the second. The school colors of Floyd Central are green, gold and white and the school's mascot is the Highlander, a Scottish soldier. The school's fight song is sung to The Minnesota Rouser.

The plans for Floyd Central Junior/Senior High School were initiated by the school board and Superintendent, Glen Barkes, early in the 1960's. Diversified high school curriculum, reduced transportation costs, and a growing school corporation were the three main reasons for deciding to build a new high school. Floyd County was growing and the schools were starting to become overcrowded. In 1961, the opening day enrollment in New Albany Floyd County Schools was expected to be around 9,800 students which was an enrollment increase of 200 more students than the previous year. This growth was expected to continue as the Interstate Highway 64 was being built through the county. At that time, Georgetown High School was the secondary high school in the county, but was limited in what it could offer its students. The new plan would allow Georgetown to become an elementary school and allow the construction of a new high school to accommodate the needs and growth of the student population.

When the school board first began revising a plan, the budget was around $2,250,000. Ground was broken on the 50 acre site in 1965 and by this time the cost was estimated to reach $2,600,000. Following the initial construction of the school, Floyd Central has undergone significant renovations in 1970, 1984, 2004, and most recently 2010. The building now spans eight acres, which incorporates a planetarium, computer labs, library, radio/TV studio, two gyms, auditorium, small theatre and a cafeteria with outside seating. The campus also includes the Les Wright Athletic Complex that encompasses the Ron Weigleb Football Stadium, two soccer fields, two softball diamonds, two baseball diamonds, practice fields and concession areas which brings the total campus site to 97.25 acres. Floyd Central is the perfect learning environment for students both old and new. Though the school has seen much and undergone many changes, the future of Floyd Central is limitless.

Notes/School Information:

Floyd Central High School is a part of the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation which serves nearly 11,000 students in Floyd County, Indiana. FCHS opened in the fall of 1967 and has nearly doubled its enrollment since that time. It replaced the historic Georgetown School, which served grades 1-12.

The New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation comprises the twelfth largest school district in the state. Currently, the Floyd Central campus is a 97.25 acre complex that includes outdoor athletic fields and a planetarium, tennis courts, both an indoor and outdoor track, weight room facility, an auditorium and small theatre and up-to-date classrooms.

In the spring of 2013 and 2014 Floyd Central High School was named to the Washington Post List of America's Most Challenging High Schools. The Indiana Department of Education also recognized Floyd Central as an Indiana Four Star School for the fifteenth time in 2014. Floyd Central has also received two National School of Excellence Blue Ribbon Awards in 1996 and in 2002. Floyd Central has a first class commission from the Indiana Department of Public Instruction and is a member of the AdvancED, a voluntary regional accreditation organization.

Floyd Central enjoys the strong support of a PTO Renaissance group, which seeks to motivate students to attain a higher level of academic success through a variety of incentives. The band, choir, and orchestra have consistently competed at ISSMA state level competitions and have traveled and performed nationally and internationally. The newspaper and yearbook were named publications of the year by their respective organizations in 2013 and 2014. A member of the Hoosier Hills Athletic Conference, Floyd Central has been named the Boys All Sports Champions twelve of the last nineteen years and the Girls All Sports Champions for fourteen of the past fifteen years. Floyd Central has been named the Conference All Sports Champion twenty-one of the past twenty-five years.

Floyd Central High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy--a commitment to a high quality, challenging international education. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programs. For additional information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org.