North Central High School, located in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT), is situated in the northern section of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marion County. It is a dynamic community with broad diversity in cultures, religions, ethnic groups, races and socioeconomic levels. MSDWT has been an educational leader in Indiana for the last forty years. We hope that beyond this website, you will visit the Washington Township website at http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/ where you can also access the North Central HS website, and every website of each of our seven elementary schools, and three middle schools. Beyond our websites, we hope that you will plan a visit to any one of our schools, and see firsthand why Washington Township schools are superior schools, in a supportive community. North Central High School offers a comprehensive educational curriculum with special activities and programs geared to provide enrichment, exploration, and instructional support for students. North Central is also proud to provide excellent opportunities for students to participate in outstanding performing arts, fine arts, academic teams, publications, athletics, and other student activities. Very valuable to the administration, is the role that parents have always played in the operations of our school through a very supportive Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO). North Central High School has the finest high school curriculum in the State of Indiana. It annually produces the highest number of students taking Advanced Placement exams and scoring high enough to earn college credits. North Central High School was the first high school in Indiana to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The high school also offers programs that allow students to earn the North Central Academic Honor Diploma and the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. North Central High School also has the distinction of being Indiana s number two high school in the number of Indiana athletic championships. The MSDWT provides quality education in award winning schools built on a foundation of outstanding educators, administrators, school board members, and supportive parents. Our vision is Superior Schools in a Supportive Community. Come and experience excellence in education, today in our school district.
January 02, 2015
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NC is an okay school. Is there things I pray will improve? Absolutely, but im sure I could make a list with any school. Overall, i can't complain. From my experience it seems like what you put in is what you get out. If I was a parent that never reached out to communicate with my son's teachers and admin, they wouldnt kno us, we wouldnt know them. However I am a parent who is constantly on skyward, constantly emailing teachers etc. so my experience has been positive. Teachers even thank me for checking in, at the end of the day: you can't withdraw what you don't deposit...
Great school with good people. Yes, at North Central some of the people aren't the kind a people you want your kid hanging out with, but if your kid hangs out with the right crowd he/she will love their experience at NCHS. The teachers are very passionate about what they teach. In a big school you would think there won't be as much attention paid to your individual child, but if your child likes what is being taught and/or is just a good kid then the teacher will recognize that.
NCHS should have more options for children with IEP's. Because of the large number of students in the school, they do little for those needing extra help. If your child does not fit in and behave and act like the rest of the class, this is not the school for you. Teachers would rather get the child out of class then do what the law requires per Article 7 and follow the agreed upon plan per the child's IEP (individual education plan). They have the backing of administration as well. They all work together to be sure to expelled the child as often as possible to be sure they don't have to bother with them. They will expell a a special ed child with no homebound services UNLESS you know your rights and push for it. They WILL NOT tell you this information. Once NCHS learns that all children with or without challenges deserve the same education as their peers it will be a fair facility. Until then be sure to know your rights in Article 7 and know you will have to fight to have them enforced. Unfortunately not all parents know their rights and their children suffer.#nottheschoolforspecialkids
North Central High School provides the ultimate learning experience, both in and out of the classroom. The sheer size of the school, the diversity of the student body and the interactive nature in which the teachers interact with the students is something that many other schools can only dream of. I graduated from North Central in 2009 and I would not trade my experience at North Central for anything. Learning to interact with kids from all different socioeconomic backgrounds, different religions, different races and different countries is what really shaped me and helped me going forward. If you can get into the IB program, that is fantastic, but the honors classes are just as rigorous. NC is also home to amazing athletics teams, dance groups, showchoirs and student clubs, allowing a nurturing environment for kids to explore their talents, whatever they may be. As it is with most things, you get as much out of it as you are willing to put in. So for those willing to go all in, North Central provides the best opportunity to learn about in a real world environment where the sky really is the limit!
Please take the time to actually visit schools as you make your school choices. Schools such as North Central, which have a wide diversity of students from many backgrounds, may have lower scores on standardized tests than other schools, but if you compare the top students at North Central with students at other schools, you'll see that North Central is a FANTASTIC school that truly challenges and prepares its students for rigorous futures. The performing arts -- band, orchestra, choir -- are top notch, consistently placing in the top of the state competitions year after year. TAKE TIME TO GO HEAR THEM -- you'll immediately notice how fantastic they are. The discipline the students learn in these arts programs rubs off into all areas of their lives. My oldest son is now thriving as a sophomore in engineering, and has landed a highly sought after paid internship as a coop student. His NC education definitely prepared him for this.
NCHS is a welcoming and rigorous school with a strong focus on the academic and character development of its students. It s a large school with an ethnically and economically diverse student body, which accounts for its wider spread on standardized test scores and state rankings. This in no way reflects the school as being sub-par. The well-rounded diversity of students and faculty at NC is one of it core strengths. While it has areas that could be improved, NC offers a broad range of opportunities to meet most any students needs and interests. For parents concerned about the quality education their student will receive here, rest assured, NC will challenge any student who wants to excel, and provide the faculty, facilities, and resources to enable them to succeed. NC has leading visual and performing arts programs - an overwhelming number of these students are college bound. Community volunteerism is high. It is topped ranked in the state for college readiness and competes very well with its peer public and private schools. The administration and community provide the resources its students need to succeed, and are very encouraging with students and communicative with parents.
North Central is a great high school school in a very supportive community. The North Central staff embraces the very diverse learners that they serve. They provide excellent educational programming for all students; however, with more state funding, they could provide even more opportunities for students beyond the traditional school day.