Avon High School Orioles Soar in Black and Gold

Exterior photograph of Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. Exterior photo of Avon High School

Avon High School Orioles flaunt their black and gold pride for excellence in education, athletics and music. The school is located in the town of Avon, just west of Indianapolis, and is part of the Avon Community School Corporation. The mission of the Avon High School staff is “excellence in instruction and learning for all students.”

Avon is a part of the quickly developing Hendricks County, which includes Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield and a few other very small towns.


Avon High School offers many educational opportunities for students, including multiple clubs and programs. The Avon High School Vocational Learning program operates in collaboration with Ben Davis High School. This program allows students to gain hands-on, real-world experience in a particular field or trade.

The award winning Avon High School Echo offers an opportunity for students to get involved in journalism, creating a completely student-produced and managed publication in a classroom setting.

In the fall of 2010, Avon will open an Advanced Learning Center. This option is for qualified seniors and features advanced curriculum options, preparing students for college.

Avon sports teams participate in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, a division of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Avon’s biggest sports rival is the neighboring Brownsburg High School Bulldogs. At any given event, when the Orioles are facing the Bulldogs, a chant resounds from the audience, “What do we eat? What do we eat? Dog meat! Dog meat! How do we like it? How do we like it? Rah! Rah! Rah!”

The Marching Black and Gold, Avon’s marching band, has brought the school much praise and recognition. This world-class music program was ranked the best in Indiana for seven straight years, from 2000 to 2007. The Orioles consistently won the Indiana State School Music Association’s state competitions until 2008, when they took second place to Lawrence Central High School. That didn’t get the Marching Black and Gold down though, because just weeks later, the group went on to Bands of America Grand Nationals and took first place. This was not only the first time in Avon High School history for the band to win BOA Nationals, but they broke the record score, receiving a 97.75 out of a possile 100. This was the highest score ever received at any BOA event. Avon’s drumline and color guard is globally recognized as one of the best programs, holding multiple world titles.

Avon High School
7575 E County Rd 150 S
Avon, IN 46123
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