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Knox High School
#1 Redskin Trail
Knox,IN 46534
Phone - (574) 772-1670
Fax - (574) 772-1681
Office Hours 7:30AM - 4:00PM
School Hours 8:05AM - 2:55PM*
*30 Minute Early Dismissal Every Friday

Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff
(574) 772-1670


Mr. David Miller
Assistant Principal
(574) 772-1670

Mr. Phillip Owens
Athletic Director
(574) 772-1624


Mrs. Shirley Fosler
Guidance Counselor
(574)  772-1675

Ms Terri Schmidt
Guidance Counselor
(574) 772-1675

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Knox High School

Principal's Message


Community Open Swim - Tuesday from 5-7 PM
Come swim every Tuesday night from 5pm-7pm through the summerAdmission is $5 or purchase a 5 time pass for $20. A lifeguard is present at all Open Swim nights. 

KHS Student Mac Laptop Disposal
KHS students will have the option of purchasing their assigned MAC computer if all KCSC fees are paid and payment is received for the laptop.  The cost of the laptop is $120.  Computers will be returned to factory settings and be sold as-is with no repairs or warranty.  Payment for KHS Student laptops must be received by 5/22/2015 allowing purchased laptops to be tagged prior to collection for quick service. The school will accept checks, credit cards, or cash for payment of KHS student purchased laptops until May 22, 2015. 
Jenny Tow, KHS/KCES Treasurer will collect all funds. 

Remaining laptops from KHS and KMS will be returned to factory settings and be sold as-is with no repairs or warranties from KHS.  They will be separated by estimated quality and available for staff, parents, and the community to choose from.  Families may purchase one computer for each enrolled student.   Payment during open sale must be cash, credit, money order, or certified check.  Checks will not be accepted on June 3rd or June 4th.

Sale Dates:
June 1        KHS students – Purchased laptops sent home at the end of the day.
June 3        KCSC Students/Parents - Open Sale @ KHS- Families may purchase one computer for each enrolled student.
June 4        Community Members– Open Sale @ KHS - No limit
Sale Times: Starting at 9:00 AM and ending TBD
This is a large undertaking that KHS feels is beneficial to our students and community.  KHS will be asking for parent/community assistance in completing this process.  Thank you in advance!

Weather Make-up Days - KHS Final Exams On 5/29 & 6/1.  

Knox Students will have additional days added to the school calendar this year.  KHS final exams will be held on Friday 5/29 and Monday 6/1.   All students are required to be in school for final exams, so please plan accordingly.

KHS Blog 
Check out the High School Blog at knoxhs.blogspot.com  or KHS Facebook Page for current events, pictures and news updates from the Principal.  

School Updates and Communication
The High School will continue to expand our use of technology for parent information and communication.  KHS email lists will not be utilized for any purpose other than KHS parent-school communication.  

  Student Pictures
Knox High School is a wonderful school that has seen success in a number of areas and we continue to be excited about sharing enriching experiences with our students. We feel that it is important to keep the line of communication open between the teachers of Knox High School and the parents of the students that attend. Our staff is committed to excellence and we know as a team with parents we can create an environment that allows many opportunities for our students to excel. I wish to thank you and our staff for making such an important positive difference in the lives of so many of the district's students. 
Dr. Elizabeth Sanders Ratliff
KHS Principal

Knox Community High School awarded an "A" grade by the Indiana Department of Education.   
This is a distinction the school has been awarded for 2012, 2013 and now for 2014.  KHS would like to thank our outstanding students, truly inspiring teachers, great parents, supportive staff, and an amazing community for all their work helping our students achieve success!

Remember ...Whatever it takes, Knox students are worth it!

A Banner 2014 
BEST High School Bronze 2014
Whatever it takes, Knox students are worth it!

News, Slides & Pictures

Classroom Presentations and Special Events

Knox High School Blog

Volleyball:  6-18
Cross Country:
                      Girls  0-2
                      Boys  1-1
Boys Tennis:   7-6
Football:  1-7
Girls Golf:   0-10
Girls Basketball: 10-13
Wrestling:   2-4
Boys Basketball: 2-22
Baseball:   6-16
Girls Tennis:  5-6 
Softball:  10-9
Boys Golf: 2-10 

Congratulations to Hunter Gilbert for winning #1 singles,  and Tyler Simola-Wallingford, and Jabob Albon for winning #1 doubles in tennis sectionals.  They will move on to the individual state tournament.

Congratulations to the boys cross country team that qualified for regionals. Congratulations also to Sophie Flora who also qualified for regionals.

Congratulations to the Freshmen boys basketball team.  They defeated Winamac and North Miami to win the Winamac Tourney.

Congratulations to Seth Hernandez and Jake Krause.  They qualified for wrestling regionals.

Congratulations to Scott Farus for being named Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to softball pitchers Madison Brown and Morgan Krueger.  They had a combinaton no-hitter on their game against Culver, and then combined again for another no-hitter the next evening against LaVille.  This is the first time that Knox has every had a combination no-hitter.

Congratulations to the girls 4x100 meter relay for setting a new Bi-County record. Members of the relay team are Aerielle McIntire, Sophie Flora, Payton McInitre, and Alexis McClellan.

Congatulations to Brittany Fletcher for being named All Conference at Large in Tennis.  Congratulations also to Kourtney Wagner for being Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to Cody Carlson for being named All Conference at Large for boys track.

Congratulations to the girls 4x100 relay team for being sectional champs.  Members of the team are Aerielle McIntire, Sophie Flora, Payton McIntire, and Alexis McClellan.  These girls will move on to regionals.

Congratulations to these girls for qualifying for track regionals Sophie Flora - 400, Aerielle McIntire - long jump, and Payton McIntire, Aerielle McIntire, Alexis McClellan, and Sophie Flora in the 4x400 relay.


US News BEST High Schools Award

National Rankings Best High Schools

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
BEST High School Bronze 2014

KCSC Mission, Vision & Beliefs

Mission Statement

Whatever it takes, Knox students are worth it!

Vision Statement

Knox Schools are schools of choice where all students learn in a comprehensive, rigorous, and technologically current educational environment.  Student-centered programs develop leadership skills and the individual interests of the students.  Students are supported by personnel with high expectations and integrity.

Effective communication, positive interactions, and transparent, fiscally responsible decisions form a relationship of trust and respect between the school and community.  Prioritizing and maintaining a safe, productive learning environment make Knox Schools a source of pride in the community.

Belief Statements

 Knox Community Schools Believe:

    • All students can and will learn.
    • All students will receive a quality education that challenges them to reach their maximum potential.
    • The curriculum will be comprehensive, rigorous, and relevant for all students.
    • All personnel will promote a vision of high academic achievement.
    • All personnel will be persons of integrity.
    • Effective public relations promote collaboration, accessibility, trustworthiness, and respect between our school and the community.
    • Resources are utilized to create a safe and productive learning and working environment that strengthens our school community.
    • School facilities are maintained to promote a clean, safe, and efficient learning environment.
    • Technology will be utilized to increase student achievement, enrich curriculum, and prepare students for the future.
    • ECAs reinforce lessons learned in the classroom and enhance the educational experiences of our students and create a focus of community pride.


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  • Graduation
    Knox High School will hold graduation on Friday, June 5th at 7:00pm in Weinberg Gym.  Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
  • Senior Awards
    Congratulations to the Knox High School Class of 2015.  Senior awards will be presented on Friday, May 22nd at 8am in the high school gym.  The public is welcome to attend.
  • Final Exams
    Final Exams at Knox High School will be on Friday, May 29th and Monday, June 1st.  All students must be in attendance to final exams.

Upcoming Events


Come swim every Tuesday night from 5pm-7pm through the summer. Admission is $5 or purchase a 5 time pass for $20.
by KHSRatliff 2 weeks ago
Water Aerobics is coming to the KHS Pool in May. Contact Jackie Zaiko jzaiko@knox.k12.in.us or call for information.
by KHSRatliff 4 weeks ago
Congratulations to the Academic Super Bowl teams for placing 2nd in English and Fine Arts and 3rd in Science.
by KHSRatliff 4 weeks ago
Donkey basketball tickets are here! The game will be May 12th at 6:30 in the high school gym. Tickets are available.
by KHSRatliff 4 weeks ago
Parent-Toddler Swim Lessons - Monday’s & Wednesday’s this May! 4:15–5 pm. Contact jzaiko@knox.k12.in.us or call (574) 772-1670 ext. 1901
by KHSRatliff 4 weeks ago

Class of 2014

Senior Picture 2014

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