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Warren Central High School

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The WCHS Mission:

Warren Central High School/Walker Career Center prepares all students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse society.

School Profile

Warren Central High School is an educational institution that can trace its beginnings in Indianapolis back more than a century. Consolidated from two overcrowded schools in 1924, Warren Central High School has a strong history of excellence. Warren was created as an amalgamate of the Shadeland and Cumberland schools, two schools which catered to junior and high school students until the construction of the new high school. Today, Warren Central High School and the Walker Career Center cover almost one million square feet "under one roof." The Vision 2005 building project has brought state-of-the-art renovations for the nearly 3,900 students. These additions and renovations have included a ninth grade academy that includes forty classrooms, new field house, and a natatorium.

Since 1983-84, Warren Central High School has been officially recognized as a "National School of Excellence" and as an Indiana Blue Ribbon School. Warren graduates have earned National Merit and other scholarships that have enabled them to achieve their goals. Co-curricular activities and student involvement in these activities are unparalleled in the state of Indiana. Championship caliber music programs and athletic teams have been the rule not the exception. The school newspaper and yearbook have received national accolades. Individual students consistently win awards in academic and performance competitions. Warren Central's Alumni Hall of Fame is laced with local and nationally renowned individuals.


MSD of Warren Township is a Public K-12 school District serving the East side of Indianapolis. Named for Dr. Joseph Warren, an American physician, who played a leading role in the early days of the American Revolution, the Township was established in 1826 with the first school building put into use in 1827 (located 3 blocks south of Brookville Road between Hunter and Kitley Avenues).  In 1851, 2 upper schools were established in Irvington and Cumberland and the township trustee divided the Township into 9 school districts - 9 lower schools were established in these districts.  Warren’s present day 9 elementary schools in the Township are on or nearby these original sites.

Among many notable Alumni some highlights include

  • Jane Pauley, television journalist and host. Best known for her time as co-host of the Today show and Dateline NBC.
  • Ryan Murphy, film and television screenwriter, director and producer; creator of the TV series Glee, American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck.
  • Jeff George, first overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and also played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks.
  • Jason Whitlock, a sports journalist, co-hosts the daily sports TV show Speak For Yourself on Fox Sports 1. He is a former sportswriter for ESPN and a former columnist at the Kansas City Star, AOL Sports and

Walker Career Center being the 1st Indiana Department of Education STEM certified school; Walker Career Center’s Nanoline Automation Contest team has finished 1st and 2nd in the US National Competition in consecutive years; 90% graduation rates; student run radio and television stations; number 1 Adult Education program in the number of students entering employment.  

Athletics has a rich history at Warren Central High School.  This great success includes 24 State Titles, 14 State Runners Up, 20 Semi-State Titles, 80 Regional Titles, and 202 Sectional Titles.

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Warren Central High School

9500 E. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229


9500 E. 16th Street Indianapolis, IN 46229

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