Warren Central High School (Indiana)

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Warren Central High School
Address
9500 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, Marion County 46229
United States
Coordinates 39°47′28″N 86°00′01″W / 39.791167°N 86.000264°W / 39.791167; -86.000264Coordinates: 39°47′28″N 86°00′01″W / 39.791167°N 86.000264°W / 39.791167; -86.000264
Information
Type Public high school
Motto "Wisdom, Courage, Honor, Service"
Established 1924
School district Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
Principal Rich Shepler
Faculty 146
Grades 912
Enrollment 3,736 (2016-2017)
Color(s)          
Athletics conference Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference
Team name Warriors
Rivals Ben Davis Giants
Carmel Greyhounds
Newspaper Warren Central Owl
Yearbook Wigwam
Website

Warren Central High School, also known as Warren, WC, or WCHS, is a public high school located in Warren Township on the far east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the only high school in Warren Township with an enrollment of 3,736 students as of the 2016-2017 school year. Warren Central is known as "The Pride of the Eastside". Its school colors are Black and Vegas Gold and the nickname is the Warriors. The school fight song is Rah, rah for Warren. The original Warren Central opened on January 12th, 1925 at the corner of 10th Street & Post Road on the far east side of Indianapolis. It was a consolidation of the Cumberland and Shadeland schools which both had high schools that were too small for the growing township population. Warren Central was built to house grades 7 to 12 and to give the students a city quality education in a farm community. By the late 1950s, the population of Warren Township had once again outgrown its high school and, on September 6, 1960, a new Warren Central opened at its present location off of 9500 East 16th Street. The new school only housed grades 10-12 with grades 7-9 remaining at the old school. In 1976, the Walker Career Center opened on the property of the high school giving students not going on to college an opportunity to train for a career.

Athletics[edit]

The school is best known for athletic success, competing as a member of the nationally recognized Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference. Warren Central has a total of 24 State Championship titles since winning its first title in 1980. State championships include Boys Cross Country (2), Track (8), Golf (1), Gymnastics (2), Softball (1), Wrestling (2), and Football (8).[1]

Warren Central has enjoyed great success in football. The Warriors first began playing in 1937 and are eight time State Champions (1984 Class 4A), 1985, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 Class 5A), 2013 (Class 6A). The football team won the inaugural 5A State Title in 1985 after winning the 4A Title in the previous season. Future NFL quarterback and #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, Jeff George, was the starting quarterback for those teams (1984, 1985). Record setting running back Darren Evans was signed by the Indianapolis Colts after the lockout ended in 2011. They won their eighth state title in 2013, in the inaugural 6A State Title, beating Carmel 7-6.

Warren Central was ranked the third-best athletic program in the US and first among public schools by Sports Illustrated in 2007.[2]

Speech team[edit]

In the 2005-2006 speech season, the Warren Central Speech Team won the Indiana High School Forensic Association AAA State Championship as well as the Grand Champion title for the first time since 1967. In the 2006-2007 season, Warren continued to improve at state level with a better performance overall placing second overall and second in AAA division. In the 2007-2008 speech season, Warren Central won back the title of IHSFA Grand Champions with their third state title in team history. And in the 2008-2009 speech season, Warren Central won the AAA State Championship, and earned second place overall.

Winter Guard[edit]

The Warren Central Winter Guard competes in Scholastic World Class in the Indiana Circuit (Indiana High School Color Guard Association, IHSCGA), TriState Circuit, as well as the international circuit (Winter Guard International, WGI). They have one state title in A Class (2002), four state titles in Open Class (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), and were the Open Class silver medalist at WGI World Championships in 2007. Warren Central now competes in World Class. They won fourth place in 2012 with their performance, "The Elephant in the Room", and seventh place in 2013 with their performance "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" at WGI World Championships. Warren Central has two other winter guards that compete in the Indiana Circuit in the Cadet and A Classes.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School", May 7, 2014
  2. ^ Kevin Armstrong and Jon Mahoney, "Nation's Top 10 athletic programs", Sports Illustrated, June 19, 2007
  3. ^ "NFL Bio - Jamie Asher". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "CFL Bio - Shakir Bell". ESKS.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ "NFL Bio - Justin Beriault". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "NFL Bio - Darren Evans". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "NFL Bio - Jeff George". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ "NBA Bio - Greg Graham". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ "NFL Bio - Jewel Hampton". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ "IAAF Bio - Candyce McGrone". iaaf.org. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ "IMDB - Ryan Murphy". imdb.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ "IMDB - Jane Pauley". imdb.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  13. ^ "NFL Bio - Adrien Robinson". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "NFL Bio - Justin Smith". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 

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