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NEW Exciting Testing Data is In!


Together, HCS scholars performed at the top of Marion County public schools on the SAT. Herron and Herron-Riverside High Schools nearly DOUBLED the percentage of students who met SAT proficiency benchmarks from 2022 to 2023!

Read more about our scholars’ accomplishment on our blog.

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College Preparatory

Herron Classical High Schools offer small classroom environments that allow for more teacher-student, one-on-one, individualized attention. Our schools have a culture that, above all, supports rigorous academics and preparation for college.

The culture does this through small classes, continual dialogue between teacher and students, regular and planned remediation, teacher advisors, and tutoring. Through consistency, self-discipline, and intellectual curiosity, Herron Classical Schools students become informed citizens capable of transforming our world.

Excellence in Education

Schools in the Herron Classical Schools network have repeatedly ranked among the top schools in Marion County by U.S. News & World Report, have consistently been given "A" grades by the Indiana Department of Education, and are awarded "Gold Medal School" status. Herron and Herron-Riverside High Schools are staples in the Indianapolis education community, and provide an incredible college preparatory education. 

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Core Values

Diverse. Tuition-Free. College Prep.

Herron Classical Schools is a community of scholars that advances timeless ideas and content, builds a culture of respect and trust, and engages in an urban environment in order to prepare students to be world-class citizens.

We are founded on the belief that a classical, liberal arts education, where students are steeped in great historical thought and invention, is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service. We are structured around an art history timeline which emphasizes the classic art and literature of many cultures.

Every Student is a Scholar

Engaging in Urban Community

Advancing Timeless Ideas and Content

Building a Community of Respect and Trust

Relationships with People and Ideas

Serving as a Catalyst for Renewal

News & Events

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Herron High School as #1 Public High School in Indianapolis Metro Area

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Herron High School receives A Grades

We are very pleased to report that Herron High School has received A Grades for 2018 for both its State and Federal grades! We achieve these grades through hard work of both our incredible faculty and our amazing students. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our families for their support and trust.

Education in the Time of Coronavirus

Times are changing rapidly. By the time we refresh our browsers, there will no doubt be updates and new mandates regarding COVID-19. At Herron and Riverside High Schools, we understand that these rapid changes, and the sudden school closures, have brought on some fear and anxiety. This is one reason we acted quickly and organized e-learning for our students. We know that our students will benefit from structure and continued learning throughout this uncertain time.

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