FJ Reitz High School

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Francis Joseph Reitz High School
Evansville Reitz High School
Address
350 Dreier Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana, Vanderburgh County 47712
United States
Coordinates 37°58′24″N 87°36′21″W / 37.9732°N 87.605904°W / 37.9732; -87.605904Coordinates: 37°58′24″N 87°36′21″W / 37.9732°N 87.605904°W / 37.9732; -87.605904
Information
Type Public high school
Motto High Performance Counts!
Established 1918
School district Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Principal Elizabeth Carnahan
Teaching staff 119.91 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,312 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 10.94
Color(s)          
Athletics conference SIAC
Team name Panthers
Rival Mater Dei High School
Gym capacity 3,200
Website
[1]

Francis Joseph Reitz High School is a historic public high school on the west side of Evansville, Indiana, United States. It was founded in 1918 in honor of Francis Joseph Reitz, and is the second oldest high school still in use today in the city. It is a member of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. It is also known by the IHSAA as Evansville Reitz High School and locally known as simply Reitz High School.

Academics[edit]

13 AP courses are offered at Reitz.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,343 students enrolled in 2012-2013 was:

  • Male - 49.7%
  • Female - 50.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 0.8%
  • Black - 5.9%
  • Hispanic - 0.7%
  • White - 89.1%
  • Multiracial - 0.4%

39.4% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Sports[edit]

Reitz Panthers compete in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference. The school colors are navy and grey. The following IHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[3]

  • Baseball (boys')
  • Basketball (boys' and girls')
    • Girls' team state champion - 1981[4]
  • Cross country (boys' and girls')
  • Football (boys')
    • State champions - 2007, 2009[4]
  • Golf (boys' and girls')
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swimming (boys' and girls')
  • Tennis (boys' and girls')
  • Track (boys' and girls')
  • Volleyball (girls')
  • Wrestling (boys')

Feeder schools[edit]

  • Perry Heights Middle School
  • Hefrich Park STEM Academy

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Francis Joseph Reitz High Sch". ed.gov. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "F.J. Reitz High School: Advanced Placement (AP) Course Listings". edlinesites.net. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "IHSAA 2014-2015 School directory" (pdf). ihsaa.org. IHSAA. p. 51. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 

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