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Awards & Accolades

In its twelfth year, Herron High School has received numerous honors and distinctions for academic quality. Consistently rated as one of the state and nation’s best public high schools, its list of accomplishments include:

2017       Designated a Gold Medal School by US News and World Report magazine.

2014-17  Ranked as a top public high school in Indiana according to US News and World Report, ahead of all of other central Indiana highs schools including suburban schools.

2014       Presented with Institute for Quality Education’s “Quality Matters” award for excellence in education.

2012-17  Ranked as a top high school nationwide by Newsweek, US News and World Report and The Washington Post.

2012-17  Received an “A” grade on the Indiana Department of Education accountability report card.

2011-17  Awarded the Indiana Department of Education’s Four Star Award for Academic Excellence.

2011       Ranked #2 in Indiana and #208 nationally in The Washington Post’s 2011 “High School Challenge Index.”

2010       Honored with the NUVO Cultural Vision Award for outstanding contributions to the community.

2010       Ranked #27 in the nation on Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best High Schools.”

2009       Ranked as the top-performing public high school in the state according to its accountability framework.

2007        Highest overall ISTEP scores of all public high schools in Marion County in language arts and math.

Other notable distinctions:

  • Graduation rates for the most recent classes were above 99 percent, far exceeding Indiana Department of Education targets and state averages.
  • 100 percent of graduates in each of the most recent graduates were accepted to a four-year college or into the military.
  • President Janet McNeal recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Education.”