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Irvington Community School

Charter | K-12 | 1027 students

Liberal arts, with a focus on art, music, PE, and foreign language

 

Living in Indianapolis

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $79,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 14, 2013

We are starting our third year at ICS and are very happy. I am pleased with my sons reading and math skills. The teachers are very accessible to the parents. The elementary students get physical education everyday, which is nice. Communication could be improved on the extra curriricular activities, we miss out because we only hear about activities at the last minute.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

My oldest son Elijah, is entering the 6th grade in Irvington Community School system. We came to Ics school for 1st grade and been there ever since. I have a 4th grader, 3rd grader and my youngest son is entering kindergarden. I also take care of my littke brother who is 7th grade. I am proud to have my children in Irvington Community School. They are truly committed in taking the time to make sure everyone is where they should be personally and if a student needs extra help, they make sure that need is met. They also have an amazing Music & Spanish programs. My kids have learned and performed whole songs in Spanish at their Christmas & Spring concerts as young as 2nd grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

This is our third year at the ICS system, and we have been very happy here. It is what we needed. Of the things I love most are the cultures: art, music and Spanish from kindergarten on up, and phys-ed daily for the gradeschool and every other day for middle school. Study hall at the end of the day allows for homework, club involvement (gardening, math pentathalon, student council, etc) or free tutoring, if needed. My children love this school and come home much happier with the day being rounded out by cultures, daily exercise and clubs. My children are performing well academically, one being in the academic honor society and the others testing well to very well on the state required exams. I guess I take this for granted, considering my top "likes" for this school are geared towards happy children! ICS offers K-12 which very important to me in looking at charter schools as an option. We have been in local township schools, rural public, private and homeshool finding what didn't work and ICS works for us. Long year, nice breaks. Dependable people here. Good discipline and tone. I highly recommend it. It has been enjoyable to be a part of this school and its' community pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

My oldest daughter has been at this school from Kindergarten through 3rd grade and I have been very pleased with the teachers, communication, and close-knit community. Although there isn't AP curriculum, when it was discovered that my daughter knew the 1st grade curriculum she was skipped into the 2nd grade half-way through the year. The teachers made the transition successful, especially since my daughter is very shy. My only wish would be to see more diversity in the study body and teacher staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

The younger years - we asked for additional reading materials (book list etc) for our son and this was never really provided nor seemed to be heavily emphasized, as a result he was behind in reading until 2nd grade. The teachers work hard to work with your student but you have to go to bat for them if they struggle or have special issues such as ADD. I have found heavy communication at the beginning of the year is helpful. Overall it is a pretty decent school smart teachers and a principle who cares. My advice to the school is a heavier focus on reading at the younger level would be appriciated (including how parents can help).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

We expected great things, and instead have found this school to be mediocore. I believe my child is receiving a better ACADEMIC education than he/she would in a local public school, but they are FAILING in many other areas. My child's teacher left 2 months into the school year. There has been NO consistency for my child. ICES does not follow their own safety procedures, such as checking parent/guardian identification when releasing a child early in the day. We do not recieve pertinent information until the very last minute, and as a result we lose out on many opportunities to interact with our child at school functions. The school sent us an inaccurate bill that was TEN times what we really owed. I had to make multiple calls in order to correct this. I wanted to address a complaint with the principal, but her name and email are not clearly stated on the website. Overall, I am very dissappointed. I wish I could afford to send my child to the local private school, which is said to be excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

New to the elementary school and have been very pleased so far. Both my kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

This school was supposed to offer a better alternative to local schools, but has financially struggled with poor management in recent years and only managed to be mediocre. What started well has slowly turned into a smoke and mirrors act.


Posted December 2, 2011

A 720 student public charter school, grades K-12 High academic standards. AP courses in high school mandatory. Student to teacher ratio16:1. Lottery held in March of each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2010

This School Has Very High Expactations And Expects Nothing But The BEst From Each And Every Student...I Myself Enjoy This School, Even Though It's Hard To Make Friends, I Would Highly Suggest This School To Parents.


Posted July 11, 2010

This will be my daughters 5th year at ICS. We love it. She is advanced and they push her. There isn't much "picking on" going on. She is on the same learning level as her friends that go to private schools. The only real issue I've had with the school is they don't give you information in a timely manner. they wait til a few days before to tell you what going on. Besides that it's a wonderful school and she won't go any where else until college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Granted, my daughter is only in the Kindergarten there I think they (the staff) work hard to teach her things that she will be able to use in her life. I am anxious to see her grow and I am so proud she is a student of ICS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

This is the best charter school in Indianapolis period! It is also one of the best schools in the entire city. If you are not fortunate enough to live in an area with good schools, this is your only real option!!! My children started when the school was brand new, and we have moved several times. We now live out of state, but if we ever returned to Indy, ICS would be my only school choice!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2010

My name is Sierra and I've been enrolled in this school for 5 years. I am currently in the 8th grade, I would recommend send your children to this school because it is very small. And small isn't always a bad thing, I have grown up with the kids from this school and they are pretty much like my family. Everybody knows everybody and it is exceptionally quiet during class. I plan to even go to the High school (IPA) next year. The President of the school is very friendly and would be glad to answer any questions you may have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

I love this school, great staff and great teachers. They have excellent parent involvement at this school. Parents are always aware of their child's education, behavior and overall progress. I am definitely recommending this school to other parents seeking another school for their children. 5 Stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

No one can agree with everything 100% of the time. This is a great school. I have 3 children enrolled and we have been there for 4 years now. They are very strict, but that is one of the things that I appreciate and like about this school. Every school has problems. It is still a great school!! awoolen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

After experiencing a lot of problems at an area parochial school, it is not only refreshing but very encouraging to finally find a school that actually puts the students best interest first.. The quality of education is superior to any other school I know of in the Indianapolis area. My 6th grade son is happier than he's ever been and looks forward to going to school each day. Kudos to the staff and administrators of a well rounded educational institution. I am looking forward to his finishing his education through high school at Irvington Community Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

This was the first year for my son he is in the first grade and I can say that they have them doing things that I never knew first grades were doing. I really enjoy haveing him here they are strict but fare, and they are their to help all students and they have students of all walks of life and the are not treated any diffrently
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

This is my child's second year. The administration has improved but organization and consistency needs improvement. I have had an excellent experience with most of the m.s. teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

Favoritism, poor quality of middle school teachers, and what appears to be adminstrative problems. You don't get student handbooks. Parents can seldom interact with staff members. Unprofessionalism is the rule more than the exception. My experience with this school was extremely disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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96%

2011

 
 
94%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
23%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

73%

Average SAT score

861

Graduation rate

70.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
56%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
53%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.1
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
13
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

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74%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 72%
Black 13% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school IPS schools
Warren schools
Lawrence schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 38% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation IUPUI
Ball State Universuty
Ivy Tech
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
French
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • ACT Red Quill Award (2012)
  • Title I Distinguished Award (2013)
  • Title I Award (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • IPCSA Leadership in School Choice Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Origami club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 4:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • David Nidiffer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 357-9752

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • GSA
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Origami club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Varies from school to school (3 schools)
School mascot
  • Raven
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
200
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
600
Students typically come from these schools
IPS schools
Warren schools
Lawrence schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
IUPUI
Ball State Universuty
Ivy Tech
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 38%
4 year college - 50%
Military - 2%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 5%
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6705 East Julian Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Phone: (317) 357-5359

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