Rivet High School (Vincennes, Indiana)

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Jean Francois Rivet High School
Rivet High School
Vincennes Rivet High School
210 Barnett Street
Vincennes, Indiana, (Knox County) 47591
United States
Coordinates 38°40′41″N 87°32′4″W / 38.67806°N 87.53444°W / 38.67806; -87.53444Coordinates: 38°40′41″N 87°32′4″W / 38.67806°N 87.53444°W / 38.67806; -87.53444
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Principal Janice L. Vantlin-Jones
Grades 612
Enrollment 189 (2009/2010)
 • Grade 6 23
 • Grade 7 27
 • Grade 8 44
 • Grade 9 25
 • Grade 10 24
 • Grade 11 32
 • Grade 12 22
Average class size 20
Hours in school day 8-3:15
Campus size 1
Color(s)      Purple
     Gold [1]
Athletics IHSAA:
1A (All Sports) [1]
Athletics conference Blue Chip Conference
Team name Patriots
Tuition $2,280 (Parish)
$2,845 (Non-Parish)
Gym Capacity 1,200
Athletic Director Luke Keller

Jean Francois Rivet High School, Vincennes Rivet High School, or simply Rivet High School (within Vincennes) is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Vincennes, Indiana. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville.


In 1924, the Gibault High School was built for Catholic males. It closed in 1935 but was reopened in 1947 as Central Catholic High School. Central Catholic became co-educational during the 1970-71 school year when it was joined with the all-female St. Rose Academy. The name was changed to Rivet High School, in honor of Jesuit priest Jean Francois Rivet who in 1795 had been paid by President Washington to run a school in Vincennes, the first public school established in the Indiana Territory.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=psTOVAmxhwc%3d&tabid=585
  2. ^ Hines, L.N. "The Educator-Journal, vol XXI". September 1920

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