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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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Indianapolis Public Schools is a public school district located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 31,321 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
About Indianapolis Public Schools...
Address
120 E Walnut St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone
(317) 226-4411
Website

Indianapolis Public Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
64%
Average SAT
1000
331 responses
Average ACT
20
155 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,321
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
99.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$510,759,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,375/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    5%

Indianapolis Public Schools Reviews

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I didn't know much about the state's until I moved to Indiana from Germany in 2016. Having lived near many public schools and shared memorable experiences with friends that attended these school systems, I noticed how proper and influential the schools were. It's hard to galvanize and cultivate young adults of different ethnicities and beliefs under one roof, but the district's in Indiana manage to do it quite well. Yes, you may experience alterations and obstacles within the systems, but getting through them is part of maturing in life. I'd say that these public schools enable you to find yourself and help you get accustomed to every day experiences! That is my out look on things as a whole!
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Hi, I'm a freshman at the new highschool, Purdue Polytechnic Highschool in Indianapolis, IN. PPHS is well known for reinventing High School. What I mean by "reinventing" is that PPHS uses laptops, class furniture is more modern than regular schools,and curriculum is very unique versus average schooling. Our textbooks, grades, notes, and assignments all wrapped up in a laptop. Our school furniture is more updated to fit a classroom for 2017 and to support our core values. PPHS's core values are communication, innovation, and collaboration. Our education we receive at PPHS is unique. Instead of waiting half a school year to earn a credit. You can get one at PPHS within weeks. Also, instead of finals, we do big project cycles. We're given a challenge by companies, businesses, or organizations to help solve their problem. These projects typically last for 4-6 weeks. PPHS is more than meets the eye. I hope parents and students see the amount of innovation and potential PPHS has!
The only thing I liked were some of the teachers and my friends. Also, the dual enrollment. If it wasn't for that then i would have left. The food is horrible, the students don't care, they only worry about uniforms being correct instead of our education, and teachers positions always need filled.