Muncie Central High School

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Muncie Central High School
801 North Walnut Street
Muncie, Indiana, Delaware County 47334
United States
Coordinates 40°12′04″N 85°23′16″W / 40.201110°N 85.387737°W / 40.201110; -85.387737Coordinates: 40°12′04″N 85°23′16″W / 40.201110°N 85.387737°W / 40.201110; -85.387737
Type Public high school
Established 1868
School district Muncie Community Schools
Principal Chris Walker
Faculty 71
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 913
Team name Bearcats

Muncie Central High School (MCHS) in Muncie, Indiana is a public high school. As of the 2013–14 school year, it had 913 students. Opened in 1868, the school is today part of the Muncie Community Schools Corp.


Opened in 1868, Muncie High School produced a first graduating class of six students. In 1881, the school was renamed Muncie Central High School, and in 1915 it moved to a four-story building on South High Street in Muncie. In the early 1920s, it became was one of Indiana's first schools to adopt a mascot.

In 1974, the school moved to its present location on Walnut Street in downtown Muncie. The school was originally open concept with almost no interior walls, but it has since been remodeled to a traditional format.

After the 2013–2014 school year, Muncie Central merged with Muncie Southside High School to form one high school.

The school has a strong athletics history, with eight state basketball championships and three consecutive state volleyball championships.

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