James Whitcomb Riley High School

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James Whitcomb High School
Riley High School South Bend 2015.jpg
1902 Fellows Street
South Bend, Indiana, St. Joseph County
United States
Coordinates 41°39′16″N 86°14′36″W / 41.65444°N 86.24333°W / 41.65444; -86.24333Coordinates: 41°39′16″N 86°14′36″W / 41.65444°N 86.24333°W / 41.65444; -86.24333
Type Public high school
Established 1924 – old Riley
2000 – new Riley
School district South Bend Community School Corporation
Principal Francois Bayingana
Nickname Riley
Faculty 74
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,185 (2013–2014)
Campus Urban
Color(s) Blue and gold          
(Original colors: violet and gold          )
Slogan Pride of the South Side (created by Ed Bradford)
Athletics conference Northern Indiana Athletic Conference
Team name Wildcats
Newspaper The Riley Review

James Whitcomb High School is the high school for the south side residents of South Bend, Indiana. The school is named in honor of the "Hoosier Poet", James Whitcomb Riley. The school is operated by the S.B.C.S.C. (South Bend Community School Corporation) and governed by the South Bend Community School Corporation's Board of School Trusties.

Professional Dress Code[edit]

In the 2009-10 school year Riley High School implemented a Professional Dress Code for its students.[1] The Professional Dress Code requires students to wear school color collared shirts with no insignia and kaki, brown, or black skirts or pants. Pants must be equipped with a black, brown, or white belt and appropriate footwear consists of shoes, sneakers and boots (boots are allowed during the winter months only). Students can also wear clothing that has the Riley insignia on it, this includes athletic uniforms, school shirts, school pants, and school clubs or school organizations outfits.

School Song[edit]

Wave the flag for dear ol' Riley,

Hold her colors high.

Let the blue and golden banners,

Flaunt against the sky. (hey hey hey)

Cheer the team in every battle,

Til brave men win the game.(riley)

Wave the flag for dear ol' Riley,

Add a victory to her name.[2]

Girls Basketball[edit]

In the early 2000s Riley experienced some great success in girls basketball being the 4-A state runner-up in 2002 and semi state runner-up in 2003. They have accumulated a win loss record of 30-143 from the 2006-2014 seasons [1].

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