Honors and Distinctions

2016- Designated a Gold Medal School by US News and World Report magazine

2015 – The Washington Post recognized Herron High School as among the top 2% of high schools in the country and as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”.

2015 – Recognized as a Four Star School by Indiana Department of Education for four consecutive years.

2015 – Ranked in the top 1% of public high schools by U.S. News & World Report.

2012 – Ranked in the top 5% of  high schools nationwide by Newsweek, Washington Post and U.S. News.

2012 – Awarded Indiana Department of Education’s 2012 Advanced Placement Access and Success award.

2011 – Ranked #2 in the state and #208 in the nation in The Washington Post’s 2011  “High School Challenge Index.”  Only 6% of the nation’s 27,000 public schools made the list.

2011 – Awarded Indiana Department of Education’s Access and Success award for top achievement in Advanced Placement student success with 39% of graduates earning a 3 or higher on the AP exam; and an award for highest one year growth in the number of graduates earning a 3 or higher on their AP exam.

2011 – Awarded the Indiana Department of Education’s 4 STAR designation for academic excellence.  Out of 1,780 State public schools, only 162 earned this distinction.

2010 – Ranked #27 in the nation in Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools.

2010 – Ranked #1 in the state for AP Performance improvement.

2010 – Honored with the NUVO Cultural Vision Award for outstanding contributions to the community for its “new ideas, original work and fresh solutions for stubborn problems” in urban education.

2009 – Building upon the 2007 scores, in 2008/09 HHS students achieved the highest degree of growth in state assessments to rank as the top performing public high school in the state’s improvement and accountability measure, Public Law 221.

2007 – HHS students achieved the highest ISTEP scores of all public high schools in language arts and math in Marion County.