South Vigo High School’s Mission and Goals
Terre Haute South Vigo High School, in shared partnership with students, staff, families, and community, will provide a safe and positive atmosphere for learning. All Students will be challenged to take responsibility for scholastic achievement and develop independent thinking. We will strive to empower students to become lifelong learners and to reach their fullest potential in a diverse, ever changing society.
- Students will demonstrate an improvement in their evidentiary writing skills.
- Students will improve their skills in the mathematical areas of linear equations, inequalities, and functions.
- Students will improve their daily attendance.
South Vigo’s History
Here is a glimmer into the history of our school. In the words of a former teacher, Dave Heath, “Once a Brave, Always a Brave”!
A Brief History of South Vigo High School
Terre Haute South Vigo High School opened its doors for the first time in the Fall of 1971. Originally, the school housed Grades 10-12. In 1993, Grade 9 was moved from Junior High School into High School, which meant all high school credits would be earned in the same building instead of being transferred and allowed for Grade 6 to be moved out of the elementary schools into the concept of middle schools. South Vigo is located at 7th and Davis Streets. It is the consolidation of Wiley High School (1912-1971) and Honey Creek High School (1926-1971). Honey Creek High School was the result of an earlier consolidation of Blackhawk High School (1919-1971), Pimento High School (1919-1961), Prairie Creek High School (1917-1961), and Prairieton High School (1924-1927). It is interesting to note that Wiley High School was the second high school to open in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Terre Haute South Vigo High School provides a quality education for all of the students. However after graduation, a small number of our alumni became household names. Here is a short list of alumni that have obtained fame:
- Armon Basset, basketball player
- Cam Cameron, football coach
- Jose Pablo Cantillo, actor
- Dylan Schneider, country singer
- Brian Evans, NBA forward
- Tony McGee, NFL tight end
- A. J. Reed, baseball player
- Danny Etling, NFL quarterback
- Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroanatomist