I have been going here for a year and cannot wait to leave. While the school is very academically challenging and is college preparatory, they have some classes with a "one size fits all" idea. Some classes such as Math and Latin have options, but English and Social Studies don't unless you're taking AP. The students can be welcoming and friendly, but there are cliques here which they claim to not have. The teachers say they help, but if you need it its always "Come to office hours". They need to know that students have jobs, buses to catch and personal things to do and sometimes being at school at 8 am or staying until 5 is not an option! This school is also very strict. Students must be following every rule at every minute or they will be given a demerit. 3 demerits and you've got a 2 hour detention session on Friday afternoon. As stated, STUDENTS HAVE LIVES. Also next year(2014-2015) will require students to wear $40 pants with a small Herron Logo on it. Not everyone have $40 or more to throw around. Not many students even get wrote up for uniforms! Unless you have a socialite or overly academic kid, don't choose Herron! They may seem accepting but that's just a good facade.
My younger sister went here and it really is such an awesome school. She would've struggled at other schools but the diverse and unique atmosphere of this school really helped. She graduated, is in the military and in college.
My daughter would have been "lost" in the local high school with its huge population. In Herron, the teachers and staff know her and care about her, and she has more friends than she ever! In her second year at Herron, her self-confidence is soaring! She willingly works hard, and the extra help available for all of her courses in the form of "office hours" is wonderful. The downtown environment is actually a huge plus as well! I encourage other parents who want a safe, smaller, and caring learning situation for their children to consider Herron. We are very pleased and would not choose to go anywhere else!
This is a great school where you can be different and a lot of support from teachers
My school is five-star school: with committed faculty, visionary administration, and supportive board members, our school is poised to do great things this year and in the future.
Amazing, passionate teachers who love students and sharing knowledge with them. Students learn not only from the classroom, but also from participating actively in the downtown community in which the school is located. It's a win win situation for the school, students, and the neighborhood.
Herron is an amazing school. The students at this school are held to high standards of achievement and behavior. This is truly a school for scholars. If you are not aware, Herron received an A for this past year from the Department of Education. I would recommend Herron to any parent seeking to send their students to an environment of learning, welcomed diversity, and encouragement for excellence.
I have two children who go to Herron. After choosing a private school through 8th grade, I was nervous that the quality of education and attention would not compare. I was wrong. I am constantly blown away that my children get the education provided at Herron for free. The teachers are passionate and many have been there from the start or near the beginning. I trust my kids will be more than prepared to excel in college and in life because of the experience they are gaining at Herron.
Herron High School offers and incredible education with enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Our students receive only the best!
Herron High School is one of a kind. I will never regret trusting my education with the incredible staff and faculty.
Herron offers a wide range of challenging courses, focusing on Advanced Placement. Teachers and administrators are constantly focused on college prep, finding the best ways to prepare students for the university.
Herron High School is the best. My daughter has been going here for 3 years, after being bullied at her local public school. She has a better attitude and more friends. I am so proud of this school.
My school is the most unique, inviting, and inspiring school I have ever been to. This school is so much more than an educational facility. It is stuffed full of amazing kids, nurturing teachers, and love. It is a home and a shelter that nourishes and protects. As our school continues to grow, the school's needs continue to increase, causing teachers and students to be creative with resources. While this is a great skill for students and teachers to learn, it can be stressful when trying to work off of donations and scraps. I love my students and my school and wouldn't have it any other way though. They are home.
Great school to be working at as a teacher. I have found Herron to be a place of excellence. The administration works hard to continue build on its short but strong past. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.
Herron High School is a place where students from various backgrounds can come tuition-free to receive a high quality education. Herron's passionate teachers instill values of world-class citizenry by having high expectations both academically and behaviorally.
HHS is an academically challenging school that offers a wide range of programs and activities for all students. My daughter is involved in 3 seasons of sports which we feel enhances her high school experience and broadens her colleges options.
Herron is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. As a parent, I find Herron a hidden gem. My daughter is looking forward to attending High School. Large enough to have sports but small enough not to get lost.
My brother was In the first graduating class at Herron. I followed his foot steps because my mother loved that Herron knows everybody. I'm currently entering my senior year and when most people hate their high school, I wouldn't attend anywhere else. Every teacher will work with you, as long as you show that you care about the class, you'll at least pass. This school is awesome. They truly care about students education.
This school seems to have a lot of turn over in teachers and students. There are better options for schooling in the Indianapolis area. Too many students and too strict. Students are not treated with respect as they are "talked down to" by the higher ups.
Herron is a great school! They really do prepare you for college. The class sizes are extremely smaller than a normal high school. They have an extremely wide variety of electives such as Technical Theater, Theater, Band, Drawing, etc. They also run on an A/B day schedule which is where you take classes 3 days a week rather than 5! Another benefit is that they start at 9 am Monday-Thursday. On Friday school starts at 10! The students are welcoming here and they have an amazing diversity level. This is a charter school which was recently renewed by the mayor for excellence. Looking for an Indianapolis charter high school. Look no further. Come to Herron, you will NOT regret it!
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