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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Herron High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 827 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
110 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone
(317) 231-0010

Herron High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
229 responses
Average ACT
26
87 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,709
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Home Coming Week
    22%
  • Prom Week
    14%
  • Thanksgiving
    13%
  • Choir concerts
    9%
  • Senior Speeches (TROLL!)
    9%
  • Senior Retreat
    8%
  • Christmas Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
827
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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My experience at Herron Highschool has been a roller coaster, I have just now become comfortable going here. From the second semester of freshman year until the beginning of senior I desperately wanted to change schools. But I have come to really appreciate the presence of support and non-judgment inside of Herron Highschool, this school is very unique in terms of finding real solid friends and a support system. Although I would like to see the very strict rules loosen up. The rules are so ridiculous and forced so heavily that it makes many kids resent this school and dread coming to Herron but I think with some loosening of rules this school would be very loved and thrive.
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The social environment was not for me. I like more outgoing crowds and social sports events that bring students together, but Herron doesn't really provide that. They are located downtown and are still a small growing public school, so they don't have all the resources a large, older school, that's outside of the city has. Academically, they make sure every student is successful and truly care about you as a person and meeting all ur academic as well as personal needs. The teachers and counselors are very friendly and helpful.
I love my school! The community is close-knit, everyone is serious about academics, and it’s situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.