About Clarksville High School

Mission Statement: Clarksville High School, in partnership with parents, is committed to providing a quality education in a positive learning environment that promotes both academic and personal growth to ensure all students can reach their full potential.


Clarksville High School opened its doors in 1955 and since that time has provided the youth of Clarksville with a solid educational foundation.

Now serving 382 students, the school runs a traditional class schedule with seven periods per day where smaller class sizes allow students to receive close attention by teachers.

Graduation rates annually exceed 96 percent and leads the way in southern Indiana.

Clarksville High School is one of eleven high schools in Indiana participating in the TAP evaluation model. In its fourth year of implementation, CHS has been recognized by TAP’s parent organization, NIET, as a TAP Ambassador School. As an ambassador school, CHS is honored to host inquiring schools regarding the TAP process.
Our students are challenged in and out of the classroom with our rigorous course offerings, including dual college and high school credit classes, and extensive sports and extra-curricular activities. Whether writing for the school newspaper, playing in the band, practicing a foreign language or playing a sport, there’s something for everyone at Clarksville High School.

Clarksville High School is fully accredited by the State of Indiana.

Clarksville High School was rated an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education’s A-F accountability model for three consecutive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The school has doubled the number of Advanced Placement and/or dual high school/college credit class opportunities for its students.

Clarksville High School’s Student Council has been named an “Honor Council” by the state student council association.
IHSAA has recognized CHS for three years in a row for exhibiting good sportsmanship.
The school actively participates in the town’s Sister Cities program, sending students to England and France as well as hosting students when they come to the United States.