Shortridge High School: An IB World School

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Basic Information

Address: 3401 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
County: Marion
District: Indianapolis Public Schools
Phone Number: 317.226.2810
Fax Number: 317.226.3725
Principal: Shane O'Day

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Additional Information

School Type: Magnet-International Baccalaureate
Accreditation: State of Indiana Department of Education and the International Baccalaureate
District ID: 5385
School ID: 5487
State District ID: 5385
State School ID: 5487
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1864
School Setting:

Shortridge High School is an urban school.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Fall, Winter, and Spring break Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day
School Colors: Blue & White
School Mascot: Blue Devils
Cluster: N/A


School Size: 350+
Classroom Size: 20
Classroom Teachers: 27
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Support Services:

MYP Coordinator, DP Coordinator, Study Tables, Social Worker, Mental Health Counseling Nurse, Guidance Counseling, and Special Education Specialist

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

1-to-1 Technology. Every students is issued a laptop.

School Championships:


School Clubs:

Academic Superbowl, Archive Club, Boxing, Chess Team, Creative writing, Crew (rowing), Board Game Club, Drama Club, Elite Gaming, Gay, Straight Alliance, The Echo, Hiking Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Percussion Club, Purdue Bound, Robotics, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate, Students in Action, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook

Lunch Availability: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Parking Spaces/Availability:

The front spaces on the North side of the school are reserved to guest. Parking on the street is also available.

Uniform Guidelines:

Blue, White, or Black polo shirt in solid color and solid color Khaki, black or navy blue pants. No denim/blue jean allowed.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to challenge high-ability scholars from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to become lifelong learners who develop personal and social awareness. Self-knowledge leads scholars to identify and pursue personal strengths. Awareness and understanding of one's own personal and local culture leads to an openness to an understanding of global cultures. As students identify and explore local and then global issues, they will be encouraged to take meaningful action.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Short ridge High School (SHS) offers an opportunity for students to become active participants in the learning process. SHS fosters critical thinking and enquiry-based skills to ensure its students achieve to their full potential as individuals and as embers of the global community. In this setting, students, staff and parents cooperate in the educational process guided by our mission.

Enrollment Characteristics: Our students enroll from 9 middle schools across the city; our freshmen class is comprised of 105 students with a demographic make up of 70% Caucasian, 20 African American, 10% hispanic.
School History:

Shortridge High School, originally named the Indianapolis High School, was establised in 1864 to provide secondary education to all of the city's youth. As the oldest public high school in Indiana, our school was renamed in 1898 after Abraham C. Shortridge, the sdchool superintendent known for rigorous standards adn thourough accountability; he was one of the first school leaders in the United States to hire women as teachers, and fought for and achieved educational rights for African Americans.

Student voices have always been an integral part of Shortridge. The Junior, The Dawn, and The Comet were all precursors to The Echo, the nation's first daily high school newspaper which was first published in 1898. The Echo is still published today and our lead authors are inducted into the Quill & Scroll writer's honor society.

Today, we are excited to embrace our history and continue the legacy of exceptional education. As an IB World School, we are excited to see what the next 150 years will bring.

Notable Graduates:

Mary Ritter Beard (Feminist), Claude Bowers (Journalist), Charity Dye (Teacher), Richard Lugar (Senator), Madelyn Pugh (Writer), George Reisner (Egyptologist), Henry J. Richardson III (Lawyer), Raymond A. Spruance (Admiral), Kurt Vonnegut (Author), Dan Wakefield (Author)

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