Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 53% 12%
White 28% 72%
Hispanic 11% 10%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 8% 5%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 46%
Special education 9% 14%
Female 45% 49%
Male 55% 51%
Source: See notes

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Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts Computer animation
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught None
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered No


Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairments
Significant developmental delay
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab


Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Math club
Robotics club
Science club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 6:00 AM


Community service award Indianapolis Beautiful Grant
Year received 2011
Community service award Indianapolis Beautiful Grant
Year received 2012
Academic award 4-Star School
Year received 2010
Academic award 4-Star School
Year received 2011


Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Explorers
Students typically continue on to these schools Fall Creek Valley Middle School
  Belzer Middle School


Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish


Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology
Partner website Https://
Partner Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Partner website Http://
Partner Martin University
Partner website Http://
Partner Regions Bank
Partner website Https://


Apply Now - Learn more Http://
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling


Student diversity IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013