Herron High School
Herron High School has returned to 100% Virtual Instruction. Campus is now closed until at least January 15, 2021.

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Gold Medal School


Herron High School ranked #1 in Marion County by U.S. News & World Report and was awarded "Gold Medal School" status yet again. HHS ranked in the top 1 percent of all public high schools nationally.
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Diverse. Tuition-Free. College Prep.

Offering a world-class, classical, liberal arts curriculum in the heart of Indianapolis, Herron High School is establishing a new standard for excellence in public education.

Herron High School, a member of Indianapolis Classical Schools, is an award-winning, intentionally-diverse, public charter school. Herron High School is founded on the belief that a classical, liberal arts education is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service.

About Herron

Our Impact

A world-class city needs world-class public high schools. We’re making that idea a reality.

As one of the state and nation’s best public high schools, our results are unmatched in Indianapolis. Our average graduation rate exceeds 99 percent. 100 percent of our graduates in recent classes have been admitted to a four-year college or the military. Now in our twelfth year, we’ve also helped to transform our neighborhood – home occupancy and home ownership are up, numerous new businesses have been created, and crime has decreased significantly.

95 percent of teaching staff is Highly Qualified under the NCLB Act; a majority of faculty hold a Master degree or higher.

Herron High School is different. Its students are like no other. They have drive, passion, and have a sense of courage to take on the world like I have never seen. They are brave, speak out on the behalf of others, and will become the movers and shakers of the future.”
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Newsletter for November 13, 2020 Read More »
ICS 2019-2020 Impact Statement
Friends and families, Please join me in commending our scholars. Below is a link for our 2019-2020 Impact Statement. Whether your passion is education, urban revitalization, historic preservation, a vibrant arts community, or if your focus is to increase Indiana’s global competitiveness in a 21st-century world, you will find within this report something to celebrate!…
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Herron High School Receives the National Blue Ribbon School Award, Named an “Exemplary High Performing School” National Blue Ribbon School by USDOE
We are honored to announce that Herron High School has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award as an Exemplary High Performing School. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The Exemplary…
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Indianapolis Classical Schools Message to Our Community
Dear ICS Families, This week has been undeniably hard as we grapple with the recent death of George Floyd and the ongoing realities of systemic racism and inequities on top of the challenges of COVID-19.  Our hearts and minds are burdened as we struggle to discern how best to respond and act. Today, we are…
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Upcoming Events
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Nov
30
Mon
Classes resume at 9:00 a.m.
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
16
Wed
Alternate Schedule – A-Day
Dec 16 all-day
Dec
17
Thu
Alternate Schedule – B-Day
Dec 17 all-day
Dec
18
Fri
Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
Dec 18 2020 – Jan 4 2021 all-day
Jan
5
Tue
Classes resume at 9:00 a.m.
Jan 5 all-day
Jan
18
Mon
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL
Jan 18 all-day
Feb
12
Fri
Presidents’ Day Weekend, NO SCHOOL
Feb 12 – Feb 15 all-day

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We are looking for educators who want to change the lives of high school students through education. We are a close-knit community of scholars with a shared purpose of preparing the next generation of world-class citizens. If you care deeply about your subject matter and educating students, we hope you will join our team.
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