River Forest High School

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River Forest High School
River Forest Junior-Senior High School logo.jpg
3300 Indiana St
New Chicago, Indiana, Indiana 46342
United States
Coordinates 41°33′31″N 87°16′45″W / 41.558602°N 87.279263°W / 41.558602; -87.279263Coordinates: 41°33′31″N 87°16′45″W / 41.558602°N 87.279263°W / 41.558602; -87.279263
Type Public high school
Established 1958
School district River Forest Community School Corporation
Superintendent Steven Disney
Principal Alexander Brandon [1]
Faculty 36
Grades 7–12
Enrollment 635 (2013-14)
Athletics conference Greater South Shore Athletic Conference
Team name Ingots
Newspaper Ingot Informer
Yearbook River Forest High School Yearbook

River Forest High School is a secondary school located in New Chicago, Indiana serving grades 712. It is the secondary school in the River Forest Community School Corporation, serving the entire town of New Chicago, portions of the cities of Gary, Hobart and Lake Station, and unincorporated areas in Hobart Township, Lake County. It opened in 1958 and as of 2013-14 had 635 students. The Golden Ingot Marching Band can be viewed in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the film The Fugitive.


River Forest's high school academic team consists of United States Academic Decathlon, Spell Bowl and Academic Super Bowl. River Forest participated in the Online Nationals for United States Academic Decathlon.[4]


The ethnic breakdown of the 2013-14 enrollment is:[2]

  • White - 48.8%
  • Hispanic - 41.1%
  • Black - 4.7%
  • Multiracial - 4.3%
  • Native American - 0.9%


River Forest's athletic teams are known as the Ingots, harking back to the steel-making heritage of the area. They belong to the Greater South Shore Athletic Conference and their colors are cardinal red and gold. River Forest offers the following sports:[3][5]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track (boys & girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome". rfcsc.k12.in.us. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "River Forest Jr-Sr High School (3791)". compass.doe.in.gov. IDOE. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "IHSAA 2014-2015 School directory" (pdf). ihsaa.org. IHSAA. p. 66. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ranking of Team Overall Scores by Division". United States Academic Decathlon. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Athletics". rfcsc.k12.in.us. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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