James Whitcomb Riley High School

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James Whitcomb Riley High School
Riley High School South Bend 2015.jpg
Location
1902 Fellows Street

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46613

Coordinates41°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
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1924 – old Riley
2000 – new Riley
School districtSouth Bend Community School Corporation
PrincipalShawn Henderson
NicknameRiley
Faculty85.29 (FTE)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,148 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.46[1]
CampusUrban
Color(s)Blue and gold    
(Original colors: purple and gold, when Riley HS which was purple and gold combined with Jackson High School which was blue and white in Fall of 1975, they kept the gold from Riley and the blue from Jackson    )
SloganPride of the South Side (created by Ed Bradford)
Athletics conferenceNorthern Indiana Athletic Conference
Team nameWildcats
NewspaperThe Riley Review
WebsiteOfficial Website

James Whitcomb Riley High School is a high school in South Bend, Indiana; serving most of the city's south side. The school is named in honor of the "Hoosier Poet", James Whitcomb Riley. The school is operated by South Bend Community School Corporation and governed by the SBSC's Board of School Trustees.

Boys Swimming[edit]

The Men's swim team at Riley, is the most successful athletic program in the South Bend Community School Corporation. Founded in 1952 it has had dozens of swimmers win individual state titles and be named All-Americans. [1].

State Titles[edit]

The Men's swim team at Riley, is the most successful athletic program in the South Bend Community School Corporation, with 7 State Titles ( 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58,1961–62,1977–78,1985–86,1994–95), and 7 State-Runner Titles ( 1960–61, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1982–83, 2001–02,2002–03). [2].

Sectional Titles[edit]

Along with their state titles the team has won 29 Sectional titles (1975–76, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2016–17, 2017–18) [3].

Conference Titles[edit]

They Riley High School Boys Swim team has also won an additional 31 Northern Indiana Conference Titles ( 1955–56, 1256–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961-1962, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999-00, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06,2006–07, 2016,17). [4].

City Titles[edit]

Since the start of the S.B.C.S.C City Championship Riley has accumulated 32 City Tiles ( 1955–56, 1961–62, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019-20).

Win-Loss Record[edit]

Since the start of the 2001–02 and to the end of the 2019-2020 season the team has accumulated a win-loss record of 222-42-1.

[5].

Girls Basketball[edit]

In the early 2000s, Riley experienced some success in girls basketball being the 4-A state runner-up in 2002 and semi state runner-up in 2003. Since then, they have accumulated a win loss record of 30-143 from the 2006-2014 seasons.[6].

Good Morning America[edit]

On September 30, 2020, the national morning news show Good Morning America came to Riley to bring awareness to schools and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABC News Correspondent Will Reeve along with GMA donated a $20,000 grant in partnership with Donor's Choose, and 1200 WiFi-Hotspots for five years in partnership with AT&T. [7].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Riley High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 8, 2020.

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