Shortridge High School
Blue Devils
Indianapolis, Indiana

 Quick Facts
State:  IN
City:  Indianapolis
Name:  Shortridge High School
Nickname:  Blue Devils
Color1:    Blue 
Color2:  White
Year Opened:  1862
Year Closed:  1981

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(from Indianapolis Public Schools website): "First public city high school in Indianapolis opened in 1862 and was called Indianapolis High School up until 1897. It was later named Shortridge High School in honor of Abraham C. Shortridge, a local educator, donor and IPS superintendent. A.C. Shortridge made it possible for African-Americans to attend public school. Current building was built in 1927. The high school was shuttered in 1981, then later reopened in 1987 as a middle school. In 2009, Shortridge will become a Grade 6-12, junior-senior high school government and law magnet. Notable graduates include U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and musician/composer Noble Sissle."

IHSAA Indiana State Championships won by Shortridge High School:

Wrestling (1958-59, 1966-67)
Track & Field (1903-04, 1914-15)
Boys Cross Country (1953-54, 1954-55)
Boys Golf (1934-35, 1936-37, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1956-57)

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