Hamilton Heights School Corporation

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Hamilton Heights School Corporation is a public school district serving the northeastern rural communities in Hamilton County, Indiana. It covers over 100 square miles (260 km2) of mostly farmland within Jackson and White River townships.

Schools[edit]

The schools lie between the two largest communities, Cicero and Arcadia, with the exception of the middle school, which is in Arcadia itself.

  • Primary school (grades K-2)
  • Elementary school (grades 3-5)
  • Middle school (grades 6-8)
  • High school (grades 9-12)

Athletics[edit]

The Hamilton Heights mascot is the husky. Its colors are white, orange, and brown.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Ryan White[edit]

The school system came to national prominence in 1987 when Ryan White, a hemophiliac who contracted AIDS via a blood transfusion, enrolled as a student. In contrast to his previous school, Western School Corporation in Kokomo, Indiana, which had attempted to segregate him from the student population, Hamilton Heights welcomed Ryan and prepared its students with AIDS education courses. The school was praised for its openness and courage, drawing national news coverage.[citation needed] When Ryan succumbed to his illness in 1990, many students attended his funeral.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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