Floyd Central High School is located in Floyds Knobs on 6575 Old Vincennes Road in Floyd County, Indiana, and is located a short drive away from Louisville, Kentucky.
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.