Capital District Conference

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The Capital District Conference in Indiana. Counties in red contained schools at the time of disbanding, counties in pink contained former member schools who left before conference folded.

The Capital District Conference was an IHSAA-sanctioned conference from 1945 to 1971. Made up of Indianapolis area schools, it included smaller suburban schools and private schools until the growth of the suburban Indianapolis area had caused the public schools to grow larger. These schools eventually sought out similar-sized schools to compete with, and by 1971, these schools became the nucleus of the Central Suburban Conference, as more suburban public schools joined, with the smaller private schools dropping out to become independent.

In addition to the schools listed below, Jackson Central (the "Eagles"), from north Hamilton County, was a member in the early 1960s, before its departure in 1965 (by way of being consolidated with Walnut Grove to form Hamilton Heights High School.)

Schools[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors # / County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference joined
Beech Grove Beech Grove Hornets                49
Marion
1945 Independents 1971 Central Suburban
Carmel Carmel Greyhounds           29
Hamilton
1952 Independents 1967 Sagamore
Franklin Central* Indianapolis Flashes                49
Marion
1945 Independents 1971 Central Suburban
Greenfield Greenfield Tigers                30
Hancock
1953 Hancock County 1969 none (consolidated
into Greenfield
Central
)
Greenfield
Central
Greenfield Cougars                30
Hancock
1969 none (new school) 1971 Central Suburban
Indiana School
for the Deaf
Indianapolis Deaf
Hoosiers
          49
Marion
1945 Independents 1971 Independents
Lawrence Central Indianapolis Bears           49
Marion
1949 Mid-State 1971 Central Suburban
Pike Indianapolis Red Devils           49
Marion
1945 Independents 1971 Central Suburban
Sacred Heart Indianapolis Spartans 49
Marion
1945 Independents 1966 none (school closed)
  • Franklin Central was known as Franklin Township until 1960.

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