Central High School (East Chicago, Indiana)

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East Chicago Central High School
1100 West Columbus Drive
East Chicago, Indiana, Lake County 46312
United States
Coordinates 41°38′23″N 87°29′6″W / 41.63972°N 87.48500°W / 41.63972; -87.48500Coordinates: 41°38′23″N 87°29′6″W / 41.63972°N 87.48500°W / 41.63972; -87.48500
Type Public high school
Established 1986
School district School City of East Chicago
Principal Shaunna Finley
Faculty 92
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1217 (2013-2014)
Athletics conference Independent
Team name Cardinals

East Chicago Central High School is a public high school in the industrial city of East Chicago, Indiana, located in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

History of Central High School[edit]

The School City of East Chicago built Central High School in 1986 to replace East Chicago's two aging high schools. The two high schools Central replaced, East Chicago Washington and East Chicago Roosevelt High Schools were demolished when Central began operations. East Chicago Central's first semester began in the fall of 1986.

When the school first opened there were about 2000 students attending the school. Many teachers from the former high schools came to teach at "Central." Most of the students that attend the school are Hispanic and/or African American. The two schools' enrollments had been declining since the 1960s due to an overall reduction in the City's population.

Mandatory uniformity of colors[edit]

All district students, except those with parent or religious waivers and those with too much financial hardship to abide by the rule, are required to abide by a dress code that restricts colors worn by students. Students may wear solid red, white, or navy blue shirts, including collared shirts, T-shirts, blouses, turtlenecks, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Students may wear navy blue bottoms, including trousers, skirts, skorts, culottes, jumpers, and shorts. Students may wear outfits from a "nationally recognized youth organization" such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts on meeting days.[1]


The school's mascot is the EC Cardinal.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mandatory Uniformity of Colors Policy." School City of East Chicago.
  2. ^ "Miguel Torres MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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