View the Hilltopper
View the Howe Tower, student newspaper
The town of Irvington was annexed to Indianapolis in 1902 with the promise of a high school to serve the area. That school finally opened its doors in September of 1938 as Thomas Carr Howe High School, named for a former president of Butler University. The school's yearbook was named the Hilltopper for the original site of the school, a 10.9-acre tract known in the community of Irvington as Violet Hill.
Some notable alumni of Howe include Betty H. Wilson, President & CEO, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis; Robert W. Schrier, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado; Richard Gunderman, Professor of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine and Howard Caldwell, TV personality and former news anchor at WRTV.
The high school was closed in 1995, then reopened in 2002 as Thomas Carr Howe Academy, later becoming Thomas Carr Howe Community High School.
The Indianapolis Public Library and its digitization partner, IUPUI University Library, are happy to present this digital collection of Howe High School materials from the Indianapolis Special Collections Room of the Indianapolis Public Library, the Thomas Carr Howe High School Alumni Association, and the Irvington Historical Society published here with the generous funding of The Library Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation.