Elkhart Memorial High School

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Elkhart Memorial High School
2608 California Road
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
United States
Coordinates 41°41′47″N 86°00′52″W / 41.69639°N 86.01444°W / 41.69639; -86.01444Coordinates: 41°41′47″N 86°00′52″W / 41.69639°N 86.01444°W / 41.69639; -86.01444
Type Public
Established 1972
School district Elkhart Community Schools
Principal Cary Anderson
Faculty 99
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,678 (2016-2017)[1]
Mascot Chargers
Rival Elkhart Central High School
Created When Elkhart High School (est. 1972) was split into Elkhart Memorial High School and Elkhart Central High School

Elkhart Memorial High School (EMHS) is a public high school located in Elkhart, Indiana. It is a part of Elkhart Community Schools.


The building was designed and built by Everett I. Brown and Company of Indianapolis. It was built to accommodate a schedule and curriculum organized around modular periods. Accordingly, the building features lecture halls, seminar rooms, and departmental office areas.

Elkhart Memorial High School opened its doors to students in 1972 when Elkhart High School was split into Elkhart Memorial High School and Elkhart Central High School. Elkhart Memorial was given the colors Crimson and Gold and the "Crimson Charger" mascot, along with a new fight song. The school was named in tribute to the many Elkhart students who have served their city, state, and country. Dedication ceremonies were held on October 28, 1972. The school received a Special First Class Commission by the state of Indiana. On March 30, 1973, the school became a fully accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges of Schools. Until 1984, Elkhart Memorial only enrolled students from the 10th-12th grades. In 1985, the ninth grade students were added, resulting in the remodeling of the library and additional classroom space.

A 14 million dollar project was designed by Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc. in March 1998 to add 16 classrooms, additional office space, new industrial technology laboratories and an additional gym. The entire project expanded the school to 426,256 square feet (39,600.5 m2). As part of the remodeling, every classroom was wired for voice, video, and data.

Currently, Elkhart Memorial High School has 65 classrooms. The school also has 8 computer labs, 11 science labs with adjoining classrooms, 4 lecture halls, a computerized writing lab, family and consumer sciences lab areas, and industrial technology lab facilities. The industrial technology areas offer students modular stations for applied learning in the following areas: plastics, robotics, CNC machining, hydraulics and pneumatics, aerodynamics, motor circuitry, lasers, electronics, mechanical and architectural drafting, manufacturing systems, constructing systems, video editing, and computer assembly.

General information[edit]

Memorial High School is located on Elkhart's northwest side. The school's address is: 2608 California Rd. Elkhart, Indiana 46514.

The school's population as of 2007-2008 school year (DOE report): 1,894.

Memorial High School's mascot: Crimson Chargers

School Colors: Crimson and Gold

Rival School(s): Elkhart Central High School, Penn High School, Concord High School,

Elkhart Memorial Athletics[edit]

All Elkhart Memorial sports are played in the Northern Lakes Conference since the winter of 2000 after competing in the Northern Indiana Conference since 1972. All sports are played in the Indiana 4A classification except for football, which is 5A.

After many years playing "home" football games across town at Rice Field (on the Elkhart Central High School campus), Charger Field was constructed at EMHS and opened in August 2002 with grandstands that can seat 4,420 fans, a press box, concession buildings, and gateways, thus giving Elkhart Memorial High School its first true home football field in its history.

Boys' sports[edit]

Football, golf, soccer, cross country, swimming and diving, wrestling, basketball, baseball, tennis, track and field.

Girls' sports[edit]

Cheerleading, cross country, softball, basketball, track and field, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball.

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