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Herron High School Ranks #1 in Indianapolis!

HHS has been ranked as the number ONE charter high school in Indianapolis in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report! 

This ranking is based on college readiness data, college-level Advanced Placement and Dual Credit course availability, SAT data, underserved student performance, and graduation rate. 

Our college preparatory curriculum is one of the BEST in Indianapolis, and it shows in our results. Click below to learn more about our curriculum! 

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Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is NOW OPEN! Seats for the fall fill throughout the summer on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be to click the button below to start your application today! 

At Herron High School, our classical liberal arts model equips students with the ability to think critically and instills a love of learning. Our college-preparatory focus is respected by colleges and universities across the US, and our students reflect the rich cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of our city.  


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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.

What our SAT Scores Have to Say


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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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

President McNeal and ICS Board Treasurer Miller Appear on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick

Latest News

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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