Shortridge High School
| Quick Facts|
|Name: ||Shortridge High School|
|Nickname: ||Blue Devils|
|Color1: || Blue |
|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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Shortridge High School Blue Devils Team Store
Shortridge Yearbooks For Sale
Indiana Historical Society Shortridge collection
Shortridge Wikipedia article
Shortridge Alumni Facebook page
Shortridge Graduates Facebook page
Shortridge Class of '73 Facebook page
Shortridge Alumni Association Facebook page
Shortridge Alumni Association website
Class of 1956
Class of 1960
Class of 1961
Class of 1963
Our Shortridge High School Blue Devils apparel would make a great gift. Or be the coolest person at the next reunion by wearing a Shortridge High School Alumni shirt or jacket.
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