William A. Wirt High School

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William A Wirt Senior High School
William A Wirt Senior High School crest.PNG
Location
Gary, Indiana, USA
Information
Type Public
Established 1939
Principal Mrs. Judy C. Dunlap
Faculty 95 (approximate)
Enrollment 800 (approximate)
Color(s) Cardinal & White
Team name Troopers
Website

William A Wirt Senior High School was a four year (9-12) public high school of the Gary Community School Corporation in Gary, Indiana. In May 2009 the school announced that after over 70 years, it would finally be closing. As of 2011, the site is used for the Wirt Emerson VPA Academy, a magnet school for the visual and performing arts.

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The faculty included nearly 50 teachers.

History[edit]

Wirt High School was established in 1939; it was named after Dr. William Albert Wirt, who served as the first superintendent of the Gary Schools from 1907 to early 1938. Former MLB player Ron Kittle is an alumnus of Wirt.

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Coordinates: 41°35′57″N 87°19′39″W / 41.59917°N 87.32750°W / 41.59917; -87.32750