Muncie Central High School
|Muncie Central High School|
|Muncie, Indiana 47305
|Type||public high school|
|School district||Muncie Community School Corp|
|Color(s)||Cream and Purple|
Muncie Central High School (MCHS) in Muncie, Indiana, is a public high school which had an enrollment of 899 at the end of the 2010/2011 school year. The school is part of the Muncie Community Schools Corp. It opened in 1868.
Opening in 1868 as Muncie High School, the original graduating class consisted of six students. In 1881 the school was renamed Muncie Central High School, and in 1915 it relocated to a four-story building on South High Street in Muncie. It was one of the first schools in Indiana to adopt a mascot in the early 1920s.
In 1974 the school moved to its present location on Walnut Street in downtown Muncie. The school was originally open concept with almost no interior walls, but it has since been remodeled to a traditional format.
The school has a strong athletics history, with eight state basketball championships and three consecutive state volleyball championships.
- Ron Bonham - University of Cincinnati basketball player. Drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1964.
- Ryan Kerrigan - Former Muncie Central High School and Purdue University football standout. Drafted 16th by the Washington Redskins in the 2011 NFL Draft.
- William "Pete" Lee - Super Heavyweight Greco-Roman Wrestler in the 1976 Olympics. Placed 5th.