INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2018) – U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Herron High School in the top public high schools in the nation and #2 in Indiana. Herron High School is ranked #252 out of nearly 6,000 public high schools considered in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual “Best High Schools” index. Among all charter high schools, the school ranks 83rd and was awarded “gold medal” status for rigorous curriculum and student achievement. Only 500 of the schools included in the rankings received gold medal status.
“We at Indianapolis Classical Schools have an unrelenting commitment to academic rigor, college preparedness and especially the well-being of our students,” says Indianapolis Classical Schools president Janet H. McNeal. “Our U.S. News & World Report ranking acknowledges our students’ 88 percent Advanced Placement® participation rate, but we are equally proud of the intensive work by our staff in supporting all our students to achieve. We very much look forward to continuing that success at our second campus at Riverside High School.”
Located in downtown Indianapolis, Herron High School utilizes a classical methodology in its liberal arts focus. To prepare students for the rigors of college, Herron High School offers open access to seventeen Advanced Placement® courses as well as dual-credit courses. A majority of students graduate from Herron High School with college credits. Herron High School does not receive state funding for facilities, technology or transportation needs. The school relies on support from donors, foundations, and corporate partners.
Indianapolis Classical Schools is a new network of two schools – Herron High School and Riverside High School – led by the same leadership that founded the award-winning Herron High School. Both schools are public, college-preparatory, charter schools authorized by the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation and offer a classical, liberal arts education to students in the heart of Indianapolis. They engage students in great historical thought and invention amid a culture of respect and trust and foster engagement in the urban environment in order to prepare students to be world-class citizens. ICS is currently enrolling rising 9th and 10th grade students for Riverside High School for the 2018-19 academic year. For more information about enrolling at Riverside, click here.