Elkhart Memorial High School

Elkhart Memorial High School

Elkhart Memorial High School (EMHS) is a public high school located in Elkhart, Indiana.Infobox_School2 | name = Elkhart Memorial High School

established = 1972
type = Public
city = Elkhart
state = Indiana
Principal = Mark Tobolski
students = 2,000
grades = 9-12
colors = Crimson & Gold
mascot = Charger
website = [http://www.emhs.org www.emhs.org]

Mission Statement

The mission of the Elkhart Memorial High School is to promote and maintain a community of learners where all members strive for mutual respect, teamwork, self-discipline, and active engagement, in pursuit of academic and personal excellence.


The building was designed and built by Everett I. Brown and Company of Indianapolis. It was built to accommodate a schedule and curriculum organized around modular periods. Accorrdingly, the building features lecture halls, seminar roms, and departmental office areas.

Elkhart Memorial High School Opened its doors to students in 1972 when Elkhart High School was split into Elkhart Memorial High School and Elkhart Central High School. Elkhart Memorial was given the colors Crimson and Gold and the "Crimson Charger" mascot, along with a new fight song. The school was named in tribute to the many Elkhart students who have served their city, state, and country. Dedication ceremonies were held on October 28, 1972. The school received a Special First Class Commission by the state of Indiana. On March 30, 1973, the school became a fully accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges of Schools. Until 1984, Elkhart Memorial only enrolled students from the 10th-12th grades. In 1985, the ninth grade students were added, resulting in the remodeling of the library and additional classroom space.

A 14 million dollar project was designed by Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc. in March 1998 to add 16 classrooms, additional office space, new industrial technology laboratories and an additional gym. The entire project expanded the the school to 426,256 square feet. As part of the remodeling, every classroom was wired for voice, video, and data.

Currently, Elkhart Memorial High School has 65 classrooms. The school also has 8 computer labs, 11 science labs with adjoining classrooms, 4 lecture halls, a computerized writing lab, family and consumer sciences lab areas, and industrial technology lab facilities. The industrial technology areas offer students modular stations for applied learning in the following areas: plastics, robotics, CNC machining, hydraulics and pneumatics, aerodynamics, motor circuitry, lasers, electronics, mechanical and architectural drafting, manufacturing systems, constructing systems, video editing, and computer assembly.

After many years playing "home" football games across town at Rice Field (on the Elkhart Central High School campus), Charger Field was constructed at EMHS and opened in August 2002 with grandstands that can seat 4,420 fans, a press box, concession buildings, and gateways, thus giving Elkhart Memorial High School its first true home football field in its history.

General Information

Memorial High School is located on Elkhart's northwest side. The school's address is:2608 California Rd. Elkhart, Indiana 46514.

The school's population as of 2007-2008 school year (DOE report): 1,894.

Memorial High School's mascot: Crimson Chargers

School Colors: Crimson and Gold

Rival School: Elkhart Central High School

Elkhart Memorial Athletics

Boys' Sports

Baseball,Basketball,Cross Country,Football,Golf,Soccer,Swimming & Diving,Tennis,Track & Field,Wrestling

Girls' Sports

Basketball,Cheerleading, [http://www.emhsxc.com Cross Country] ,Golf,Gymnastics,Soccer,Softball,Swimming & Diving,Tennis,Track & Field,Volleyball


All sports are played in the Indiana 4A classification except for football, which is 5A. EMHS is in the Northern Lakes Conference.

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