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
Faculty82.46 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,289 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.63[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
Boys' Basketball team in 1924. Future NFL Coach Weeb Ewbank, playing forward in his senior year, is fourth from right

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. After outgrowing the Civic Hall gymnasium, the Tiernan Center was built as the home to boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. 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]


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, and Ivy Tech Community College.


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.

State Championships[4]
Sport Year(s)
Boys Basketball (1) 1992
Boys Cross Country (1) 1994
Boys Golf (5) 1941, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003
Wrestling (1) 1958

Notable alumni[edit]

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  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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link), Site map, sketch map, and accompanying photographs
  4. ^ "State Championship History" (PDF). IHSAA. Retrieved January 31, 2023.
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  6. ^ "Weeb Ewbank | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ Clark, Jan (December 21, 1973). "Ewbank, Logan Top List of 8 More Indiana Football Hall of Famers". Palladium-Item. p. 11. Retrieved September 19, 2020 – via access
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  9. ^ "Dr. Charles A. Hufnagel". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  10. ^ "Esther Kellner". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  11. ^ "Kenneth MacDonald and Frank Ellis". Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2006-12-15.
  12. ^ "Wendell M. Stanley - Biographical". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  13. ^ "7 Jan 1965, Page 23 - The Kokomo Tribune at". 1965-01-07. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  14. ^ "Billy Wright Bio - the Official Athletics Site of the Western Illinois University Leathernecks". Archived from the original on 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  15. ^ Gates, Bill (1999-03-29). "Aviators: The Wright Brothers". TIME. Archived from the original on May 10, 2000. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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