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Francis Joseph Reitz High School is a public high school on the west side of Evansville, Indiana, United States. It was founded in 1918 in honor of Francis Joseph Reitz, and is the second oldest high school still in use today in the city. It is a member of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. It is also known by the IHSAA as Evansville Reitz High School and locally known as simply Reitz High School.

Francis Joseph Reitz High School
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Address
350 Dreier Boulevard

,
47712

Coordinates37°58′24″N 87°36′21″W / 37.9732°N 87.605904°W / 37.9732; -87.605904Coordinates: 37°58′24″N 87°36′21″W / 37.9732°N 87.605904°W / 37.9732; -87.605904
Information
Other names
  • Evansville Reitz High School
  • Reitz High School
TypePublic
Established1918; 101 years ago (1918)
School districtEvansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
CEEB code150960
PrincipalElizabeth Carnahan
Teaching staff133.89 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,298 (2016-17)[2]
Student to teacher ratio9.70[1]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Navy Blue and Gray         
Athletics conferenceSouthern Indiana Athletic Conference
NicknamePanthers
RivalMater Dei High School
NewspaperThe Mirror[3]
YearbookReflections[4]
Website
[5]

Contents

AcademicsEdit

13 AP courses are offered at Reitz.[6]

DemographicsEdit

The demographic breakdown of the 1,299 students enrolled in 2015–2016 was:

  • Male - 49.7%
  • Female - 50.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - >0.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 1.3%
  • Black - 4.2%
  • Hispanic - 1.5%
  • White - 87.3%
  • Multiracial - 5.7%

40.3% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch. FJ Reitz was a Title I school in 2015–2016.[1]

SportsEdit

Reitz Panthers compete in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference. The school colors are navy and grey. The following IHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[7]

  • Baseball (boys')
  • Basketball (boys' and girls')
    • Girls' state champion - 1981[8]
  • Cross country (boys' and girls')
  • Football (boys')
    • State champions - 2007, 2009[8]
  • Golf (boys' and girls')
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swimming (boys' and girls')
  • Tennis (boys' and girls')
  • Track (boys' and girls')
  • Volleyball (girls')
  • Wrestling (boys')

Feeder schoolsEdit

  • Perry Heights Middle School
    • Daniel Wertz Elementary School
    • West Terrace Elementary School
  • Helfrich Park STEM Academy
    • Cynthia Heights Elementary School
    • Tekoppel Elementary School

Notable alumni and facultyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Francis Joseph Reitz High Sch". ed.gov. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Francis Joseph Reitz High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Francis Joseph Reitz High School (Evansville, Ind.). "The F.J. Reitz High School mirror". The F.J. Reitz High School mirror.
  4. ^ "Indiana Memory: Reitz 2004 High School Yearbook". digital.library.in.gov. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  5. ^ "Reitz Bowl". Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "F.J. Reitz High School: Advanced Placement (AP) Course Listings". edlinesites.net. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "IHSAA 2014-2015 School directory" (pdf). ihsaa.org. IHSAA. p. 51. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "IHSAA State Championships by School". ihsaa.org. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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