School Colors:   Red, white and blue

School Mascot:  The Patriot

Location:  Located in Vigo County in west central Indiana. The county area covers 403 square miles with a population of more than 105,000 people. Terre Haute North Vigo High School is located in the northern section of the county serving a combined urban, suburban, and rural population.

Facilities: North is a comprehensive high school first occupied in September 1971, situated on a 70 acre campus which includes facilities for all spectator sports.

About Terre Haute North Vigo High School

Mission

The Terre Haute North Vigo High School community is committed to providing a secure haven for learning. We strive to empower and to challenge all students to become educated, ethical, responsible citizens in a diverse, ever-changing world.

IDOE SNAPSHOT
ENROLLMENT DATA(2020-2021):  TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1432
9th grade 403
10th grade 350
11th grade 363
12th grade 315
12th +/Adult 1
*UPDATED 10/20/2020
Vision
Not for School but for Life -(NON SCHOLAE SED VITAE )

Terre Haute North Vigo High School will prepare students to embrace life-long learning.

Our students will be led by a team composed of educators, families, and community leaders.  Together we will set high expectations for students in a safe environment that makes success possible.

Our students will be equipped with the knowledge about future possibilities that will allow them to make productive and ethical choices.

Our students will be well informed about opportunities in the community and will understand the importance of taking advantage of them.  Before graduating, students will be introduced to service learning experiences and encouraged to volunteer to benefit their community.

Terre Haute North Vigo High School strives to be a positive contributing member of the community by graduating young people prepared to continue their education, to volunteer their time and talents, and to be employed across the diverse landscape of Terre Haute, Vigo County, the state of Indiana, the United States, and the world.

Naturalization examination results for Terre Haute North Vigo High School:

First semester passing rate is 72.89%

Second semester passing rate is 92.8%

Detailed Information

Demographics
  • Terre Haute North Vigo High School serves 1,783 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).
Attendance

Attendance expectations are set forth to assist students in being successful in school and in life outside of their school experience. An emphasis on excellent attendance will benefit students as they will have the maximum opportunity for achievement in schools, and they will gain valuable life skills to be used beyond their school experience. It is anticipated that all students, at one time or another in their lifetime, may be employed and will be expected to be on time and at work each and every day. It is with this knowledge that the Vigo County School Corporation has established this attendance expectation: students will be in school and on time each and every day school is in session. This is an important issue and one that requires the support of parents, the school corporation staff, the Vigo County community, as well as the students themselves.

Parent Involvement

The Patriot Academic Booster Club’s mission is to help students achieve academic success thru the support of parents/guardians, teachers, and administration. The PABC is the primary support group for North’s academic teams, such as Super Bowl, Math, Science, English and Social Studies, which in past years have participated in State Competitions.  The PABC covers the cost of the entrance fees, buses and food for the students to travel to these events.

The Patriot Academic Booster Club is able to provide these services to approximately 800 students each year thru our fundraising efforts.  THN PABC also relies on donations and membership dues.  If you are interested in joining, you can sign up by clicking on the membership form link.

Instructional Focus

Our goals are based on our vision of the future. One of the goals is that the curriculum will be adjusted to continue to meet the changing needs of all students. Secondly, we will try to better serve the physical, emotional, and social needs of our students. We would like parents to be actively involved in the education process. We will encourage the business community at large to assist in the education of our students. Our faculty will explore new methods of instruction and stress hands-on learning activities. Flexible scheduling will be explored to accommodate instructional options. Our Guidance Department will continue to be actively involved in the total educational program of our students.

Safety

The Vigo County School Corporation has endeavored to provide safe school environments in all schools. An emphasis on prevention, intervention and crisis response has taken place in our schools. Prevention of school violence includes education and counseling as appropriate. All schools have a crisis plan and a plan for intervention when necessary. Crisis response includes the development and implementation of crisis plans specific to the school site as well as having general guidelines for the entire school corporation. Periodic meetings between school administration and law enforcement and prosecutor and emergency responders take place to improve school safety.

Safe schools are one of the six goals of VCSC. School safety and security is a priority that has been emphasized to ensure that a positive and secure environment exists in all schools.

About our staff

We have 130 full-time professional educators working in our school.
Educators are considered “experienced” if they have been teaching for more than two years.  At TH North the average experience of our teachers is 15.4 years.

0-2 Years 3-5 Years 6-10 Years 11-15 Years 16-20 Years 20+ Years
17.7% 6.9% 16.9% 14.6% 11.5% 32.3%
Our History

In 1971 students from Garfield High School, Otter Creek High School and Gerstmeyer Technical School all became the first Terre Haute North Patriots

Since 1971, thousands of students have walked the halls and learned the skills and knowledge that would be required of them to be leaders, entrepreneurs and citizens of Terre Haute and Vigo County.  Many have gone on to find fame an fortune around the world.  Though many have come and gone, we are all Patriots for life.