Following in the exceptional track record of success of Herron High School, Riverside High School is committed to preparing world-class citizens and to urban renewal. Riverside High School will welcome its first class of approximately 200 freshmen to the former Heslar Naval Armory in August 2017. It will grow to serve 600 students in grades 9 – 12 at full capacity. Riverside High School will adhere to the same curriculum and Core Values as Herron High School. Both schools will be operated by the same Board of Directors and leadership.
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The leadership of Herron High School intends to open a new high school of equal quality and with the same Core Values as HHS, with our proven model of success, at the Heslar Naval Armory site in Indianapolis. Riverside High School is projected to open in August of 2017 with approximately 200 freshmen students. One grade level will be added each year until reaching peak enrollment of approximately 600 students in grades 9-12 annually.
WFYI – Herron High School Seeks to Open New Indy Campus – May 26, 2015
IBJ – Naval Armory eyed for high school campus– Oct. 7, 2015
IBJ – School to spend millions to rehab nautically themed armory, Scott Olson – June 18, 2016
Indiana Landmarks – Indiana Preservationist – New Use for Indianapolis Naval Armory: Getting the Ship in Shape – Aug. 30, 2016
WISH-TV – New high school to move to historic Naval Armory, Howard Monroe – Sept. 6, 2016
Indy Star (front page) – New high school to call Naval Armory home, Will Higgins – Sept. 7, 2016
Inside Indiana Business – Riverside High School Lands Substantial Gift, January 12, 2017