Richmond High School (Richmond, Indiana)

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Richmond High School
Richmond High School, Richmond, IN (48500522411).jpg
380 Hub Etchison Parkway

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Coordinates39°49′19″N 84°54′06″W / 39.82194°N 84.90167°W / 39.82194; -84.90167Coordinates: 39°49′19″N 84°54′06″W / 39.82194°N 84.90167°W / 39.82194; -84.90167
TypePublic high school
School districtRichmond Community Schools
PrincipalRae Woolpy
Faculty88.53 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,280 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.46[1]
Athletics conferenceNorth Central
Team nameRed Devils
NewspaperThe Register
YearbookThe Pierian
Richmond High School
Richmond High School (Richmond, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Richmond High School (Richmond, Indiana)
Richmond High School (Richmond, Indiana) is located in the United States
Richmond High School (Richmond, Indiana)
LocationRoughly bounded by N. 16th, E and A Sts., and alley west of N. 10th St.
Area15 acres (6.1 ha)
Architectural styleColonial revival
NRHP reference No.15000602[2]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 2015

Richmond High School is a public high school in Richmond, Indiana, United States. It is the home of the Richmond Red Devils, who are members of the North Central Conference of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Prior to 1939, the school was known as Morton High School in honor of Indiana's Civil War Governor, Oliver P. Morton. The current principal of Richmond High is Rae Woolpy.


The former Morton High School building designed by William B. Ittner

Built in 1939-1941, the Colonial revival-style school originally consisted of an academic building called Morton Hall, a gymnasium called Civic Hall, and McGuire Hall, which houses the Richmond Art Museum, believed to be the only public art museum connected with a public high school. After outgrowing the Civic Hall gymnasium, the Tiernan Center was built as the home to boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. It is the fourth largest high school gym in the United States, with a seating capacity of 8,100. The old Civic Hall gymnasium was converted into the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center, an auditorium which seats 924 and is home to the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in addition to other school and civic performing arts events. The current building consists of 500,000 square feet for instruction and student support services.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.[2]


RHS recently expanded its Advanced Placement course offerings through a partnership with the University of Notre Dame's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program.[4] Students can take AP courses in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language (composition), English Literature, Environmental Science, Government, US History, Physics, and Statistics. Additionally, students can undertake dual-credit coursework to earn college credit while attending the high school. Current dual-credit options are available through Earlham College, Indiana University East, Indiana University (for speech, US History 1A-B, Calculus, and Advanced Composition), and Ivy Tech Community College (for Pre-Calc. 1B, business, Project Lead the Way, radio-TV, automotive, and technical education classes).

Music Department[edit]

The Music Department at Richmond High School is housed within Civic Hall,[5] a multimillion-dollar professional performing arts complex. It contains classrooms, practice rooms, and a 924-seat proscenium theatre. The school is home to the first high school orchestra in the U.S.[citation needed]



RHS offers numerous sports for student athletes. This includes baseball (boys'), basketball, cross-country, football, golf, gymnastics (girls'), soccer, softball (girls'), tennis, volleyball (girls'), and wrestling. A bowling team for both boys and girls competes on the club level.


Richmond High School has extensive athletic facilities to support student athletes. The primary venues include:

  • The Tiernan Center [6] - The school's fieldhouse is the fourth largest high school gym in the nation, seating 8,100 fans. It was also a host site for the IHSAA boys' and girls' semi-state basketball tournament in 2013.
  • Lyboult Field - The outdoor athletic field underwent a major renovation in 2013 that included the installation of synthetic turf, a new press box, and repaired bleachers. Completion of the project resulted in expanded use of the field for football, soccer, and physical education programs.
  • Tiano Pool - Home to the Red Devil swimming and diving programs, Tiano was the primary training facility leading up to the program's 20+ Sectional Championships since 1975.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Richmond High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/21/15 through 9/25/15. National Park Service. 2015-10-02.
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Chad Slider, Cory Clark, and Scott Zimmerman (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Richmond High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link), Site map, sketch map, and accompanying photographs
  4. ^ "Institute for Educational Initiatives // University of Notre Dame". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  5. ^ "Civic Hall Performing Arts Center in Richmond, Indiana". 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  6. ^ "RHS's Tiernan Center, 4th Largest High School Gym in the U.S". 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ "George Duning". 2000-02-27. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  8. ^ "Weeb Ewbank | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
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  10. ^ "Dr. Charles A. Hufnagel". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  11. ^ "Esther Kellner". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2006-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Wendell M. Stanley - Biographical". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  14. ^ "7 Jan 1965, Page 23 - The Kokomo Tribune at". 1965-01-07. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-06-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ Gates, Bill (1999-03-29). "Aviators: The Wright Brothers". TIME. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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