Michigan City High School

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Michigan City High School
Michigan City High School logo.png
8466 West Pahs Road
Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
United States
Coordinates 41°40′42″N 86°51′46″W / 41.67833°N 86.86278°W / 41.67833; -86.86278Coordinates: 41°40′42″N 86°51′46″W / 41.67833°N 86.86278°W / 41.67833; -86.86278
School type Public High School
Established 1972
School district Michigan City Area Schools
Principal Wendel McCollum
Teaching staff 116.90 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1801 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 15.41
Color(s) blue, grey, white
Athletics conference Duneland Athletic Conference
Mascot Wolfie
Nickname Wolves
Newspaper Cityzen
Yearbook Alpha

Michigan City High School is located in Michigan City, Indiana.


Michigan City High School was formed by the merger of Rogers High School and Elston High School in 1995. Michigan City High School is located on the former campus of Rogers High School.


The demographic breakdown of the 1,801 students enrolled as of the 2012-2013 school year is as follows:[2]

  • Male - 50.3%
  • Female - 49.7%
  • American Indian/Alaskan - 0.4%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander - 0.7%
  • Black - 30.9%
  • Hispanic - 6.8%
  • White - 54.4%
  • Multiracial - 6.8%


Michigan City High School is a member of the Duneland Athletic Conference. MCHS is a class 5A school for boys football and a class 4A school for all other sports, and is a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Students participate in Men and Women's Soccer, Men and Women's Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Diving, Basketball, Track, Field, and Cross Country; as well as Softball, Baseball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Football, Gymnastics, and Volleyball. In 1995, the volleyball team won the Indiana state championship. In addition, Elston High School won the following state titles: Boy's basketball - 1966; girl's cross country - 1993, 1994; and boy's golf - 1940. Rogers High School won state championships in girl's golf in 1981 and 1982.[3]

The Wolves' Den[edit]

Michigan City High School houses Indiana's eighth largest public high school gymnasium, "The Wolves Den." The Wolves Den is also the tenth largest high school gymnasium in the United States, with a seating capacity of 7100.[4]

Ames Field[edit]

The original Ames Field was home to the Michigan City White Caps from 1956-1959. The original multipurpose sports facility was demolished in 1995 to make room for expanded stadium. Ames Field is named after George Ames, an early businessman and mayor of Michigan City in the late 1800s. In the spring of 2009, the stadium's playing surface was replaced with artificial field turf at the price $718,396 in lieu of re-sodding the heavily damaged turf.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Available at Michigan City High School are: National Honor Society, Student Council, Morning Broadcasting, Tech Club, Show Choir, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Drama Society, Japanese Club, French Club, Spanish Club, German Club, Wolvettes Dancing, Peer Tutoring, Ping Pong Club, Wednesdays with Yarn, Science Olympiad, Quiz Bowl, Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) TEAMS, and Art Club.

In March 2010, the MCHS Japanese department's Level 3 and 4 teams, won two state titles from the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana (JOI). This event, which tests students' knowledge of Japanese culture, history and society, was held at Valparaiso High School, attracted some 200 students from 15 high schools.[5]


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Michigan City High Sch". ed.gov. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Michigan City High Sch". ed.gov. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "USATODAY.com - Fieldhouse a cathedral to high school hoops". usatoday.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "mchs Japanese students best in state". TheNewsDispatch.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

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