Cardinal Ritter High School
|Cardinal Ritter High School|
|3360 West 30th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, Marion County, 46222
|Motto||Dare to be different.|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Archdiocese of Indianapolis|
|Student to teacher ratio||13:1|
|Color(s)||Red, Black, White, Silver|
|Athletics||Indiana High School Athletic Association|
|Athletics conference||Indiana Crossroads Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||1475|
|Athletic Director||Jim Martin|
Cardinal Ritter High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school on West 30th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis. It was founded in 1964 and serves the west side of the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
Cardinal Ritter High School opened in 1964 and was named after Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter who became the seventh Bishop and first archbishop of Indianapolis. Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter was born in 1892, was ordained in 1917, and became known for his work in desegregation. In 1938, he ordered all of the Catholic schools in the diocese to integrate, sixteen years before Brown v. Board of Education. He was appointed the first Archbishop of Indianapolis in 1944, and two years later was appointed Archbishop of St. Louis.
In 2008, service to the west side expanded to include the new "Rittertown" initiative. Through "Rittertown", Cardinal Ritter High School expanded its Service Learning Program beyond the campus boundaries and into the community surrounding the school. The entire Cardinal Ritter High School family came together with the Mayor of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Colts, and the City of Indianapolis' Peace in the Streets - Stop the Violence campaign. The idea of "Rittertown" is to make this community a better place for its residents to live. It also elevate the legacy of Cardinal Joseph Ritter to its proper place. The students help to make this a reality with service projects in the community. Those projects include: beautification projects in area parks, visits with the elderly at local nursing homes, and English as a Second Language classes for adults in the area. "Rittertown" helps to continue to elevate the legacy of Cardinal Joseph Ritter in the city of Indianapolis.
In 2010; the Cardinal Ritter team won Brain Game; the next year they were runner-up.
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- 1977 Football (1A)
- 2003 Football (1A)
- 2008 Football (1A)
- 2013 Football (2A)
- Devin Moore ('04) professional football player
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]
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- NBCC | The Legacy of Cardinal Joseph Ritter continues on Indy's West Side
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