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Facility Improvements

Funds from the 2023 Capital Referendum will allow IPS to bring all of its elementary and middle school buildings to “good” status. A facilities study of IPS buildings indicates that more than 30% of IPS schools are rated in “poor” condition. 

Through the capital referendum, more than 20 IPS elementary and middle schools will receive building upgrades and renovations.

Individual School Investments

Here’s a look at each of the schools designated to receive improvements through the capital referendum.

Note: Work is targeted between 2023–2026.

*Images and renderings are available on the Plan by School pages for projects happening in 2023. Additional images will be added as they become available.

SCHOOLINVESTMENT
Arlington Middle School (excludes outdoor athletics)$ 60,705,666
Arlington Middle School – outdoor athletics upgrades$ 5,713,710
Broad Ripple Middle School (excludes outdoor athletics)$ 33,755,287
Broad Ripple Middle School – outdoor athletics upgrades$ 6,102,000
Carl Wilde School 79$ 5,317,030
Benjamin Harrison School (CFI 2)$ 7,910,000
Daniel Webster School 46$ 12,051,648
Elder Diggs School 42 (Liberty Grove)$ 9,991,050
Eleanor Skillen School 34$ 9,157,900
Eliza Blaker School 55 (Butler Lab)$ 36,500,000
Emma Donnan School 72 (Adelante)$ 18,912,929
George W. Julian School 57$ 9,224,800
George Washington Carver School 87$ 27,652,438
H.L. Harshman School 101 – new middle school field$ 2,807,500
Meredith Nicholson School 96$ 5,500,000
Henry W. Longfellow School 28 – practice football$ 1,796,800
James Whitcomb Riley School 43$ 5,536,152
Joyce Kilmer School 69 – new construction$ 34,675,085
Julian Coleman 110 (KIPP)$ 18,488,918
Northwest Middle School (excludes outdoor athletics)$ 18,981,250
Northwest Middle School – outdoor athletics upgrades$ 6,882,075
Rousseau McClellan School 91$ 12,721,213
Thomas Carr Howe Middle School (excludes outdoor athletics)$ 32,982,419
Thomas Carr Howe Middle School – outdoor athletics upgrades$ 6,842,150
Washington Irving Neighborhood School 14$ 5,071,790
William Penn School 49$ 9,542,148
Willard J. Gambold (Enlace)$ 4,500,000
Total$ 409,321,958
  • Arlington Middle School

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Arlington Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • Improved entry and parking 
    • A new classroom wing 
    • A new media center 
    • A new family resource center to connect IPS families with direct or referral-based services to access basic needs and support.
    • Repairs and upgrades to the roof, interior lighting, fire alarm, cameras, security
    • Softball field improvements
    • Baseball field improvements
    • New tennis courts
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Spring 2024 – Winter 2026

    Family Resource Center

    We’re launching a Family Resource Center (FRC) at Arlington Middle School beginning in the 2024-25 school year!

    The goal of the FRC is to connect IPS families with direct or referral-based services to access basic needs and capacity building supports. 

    The center will serve as a one-stop shop for medical/dental care, mental health and wellness support, food, school uniforms, hygiene items, school supplies, housing and utilities support, youth evaluations, translation services, and various classes and involvement opportunities for parents and children.

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page

  • Benjamin Harrison School 2 (CFI 2)

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Benjamin Harris School 2. 

    Highlights include:

    • Improved paved surfaces, athletic courts and fields, interior floors, plumbing, additional HVAC as identified, lighting, fire control operation and safety, courts, etc.
    • New storage and facilities upgrades, including classrooms 
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • Renovated clinic, cafeteria, counseling, custodial and maintenance facilities
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom
    • Support with investments from separate G.O. Bond for HVAC work

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Broad Ripple Middle School

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Broad Ripple Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • Upgraded HVAC and plumbing (energy, distribution, controls, water heater)
    • Facilities improvements including new pavement, wayfinding, stage curtains, interior floors, interior lighting, and exterior doors.
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • Renovated athletic facilities including a softball practice field, new football field, and new track
      • New turf football field
      • New turf softball practice field
      • Mill & resurface track
      • Sound and lighting
      • New storage building
      • New accessible routes
      • Drainage improvements
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Spring 2024 – Summer 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Carl Wilde School 79

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Carl Wilde School 79. 

    Highlights include:

    • Exterior improvements including: fencing, roof, paved surfaces, improve storm sewer, parking lots, play courts and driveways.
    • Interior lighting and ceilings, 
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 – Spring 2025

    Plan by School Page
  • Daniel Webster School 46

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Daniel Webster School 46. 

    Highlights include:

    • New Pre-K classroom
    • New athletic courts and field
    • Updated electrical and HVAC systems, exterior windows, exterior doors, plumbing, paved surfaces, and music room storage
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Elder Diggs School 42 (Liberty Grove)

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Elder Diggs School 42. 

    Highlights include:

    • Updated HVAC, interior lighting, fire alarm, roof, playground, and paved surfaces
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2025- 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Eleanor Skillen School 34

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Eleanor Skillen School 34. 

    Highlights include:

    • Upgraded HVAC (energy, distribution, controls), interior lighting, fire alarm, roof, playground and paved surfaces
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024-2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Eliza Blaker School 55 (Butler Lab)

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Eliza Blaker School 55. 

    Highlights include:

    • Expanded outdoor facilities, including parking spaces and hard-surface play areas
    • Ten additional classrooms
    • New media center
    • New full-size gymnasium
    • Renovated school kitchen and cafeteria 
    • Expand student support spaces
    • New playground with hard and soft play surfaces
    • Utilities and sitework, with new raised crosswalk
    • Updated interior lighting, fire alarm, cameras and security
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 to Spring 2026

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • Emma Donnan School 72 (Adelante)

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Emma Donnan School 72. 

    Highlights include:

    • Renovated roof, exterior windows and doors, interior doors and gym ceilings, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, lighting, elevators, and fire alarm
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom

    Target Construction Period: Spring 2025 to Spring 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • George W. Julian School 57

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at George W. Julian School 57. 

    Highlights include:

    • Repair exterior walls and doors to prevent water penetration and improve thermal performance., 
    • Repair interior walls and finishes and replace deteriorated classroom carpet..
    • Upgrade stair handrails to meet code and safety requirements.
    • Upgrade lighting to meet IPS LED standards.
    • Improve traffic flow and safety & increase parking. 
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period:Summer 2024 – 2026

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • George Washington Carver School 87

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at George Washington Carver School 87. 

    Highlights include:

    • New accessible and secure front entry and administration area
    • Expanded academic space, including four new general pre-k/kindergarten classrooms and new art and music classrooms
    • Expanded parking area
    • Renovated playground and hard-surface play areas
    • New bus drop-off area
    • Renovated exterior walls, roof, windows, electrical, interior lighting, plumbing and HVAC
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Spring 2024 to Summer 2026

    Target Completion

    2025

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • H.L. Harshman School 101

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at H.L. Harshman Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • New dedicated athletics field
      • New natural practice field
      • New accessible routes
      • New player benches
      • New storage building
      •  New combination soccer/football goalposts
      • Drainage improvements
      • New outdoor storage building
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and  Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Spring to Summer 2024

    Plan by School Page
  • Henry W. Longfellow School 28

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Henry W. Longfellow Middle School. 

    In 2024, Longfellow will get a brand-new football field and scoreboard! 

    • New natural football field
    • New scoreboard
    • New storage building
    • New accessible routes
    • New player benches
    • New 3-row bleachers
    • New practice straightaway track
    • Drainage improvements

    Target Construction Period: Spring to Summer 2024

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • James Whitcomb Riley School 43

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at James Whitcomb Riley School 43. 

    Highlights include:

    • Renovated arts and academic spaces, such as a new black box theater with sound booth, music rooms and gym stage
    • Upgraded wayfinding, outdoor play area, cameras, security, and interior lighting
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and  Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • Joyce Kilmer School 69

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Joyce Kilmer School 69. 

    Highlights include:

    • Replacing the current, empty school building with a new 650-student elementary school. The new school building will include:
      • A gymnasium, media center, cafeteria and warming kitchen, support spaces, playgrounds and hard-surface play areas 
      • Updated administration offices, telecommunications, and security
      • New off-street bus and parent-drop off, with expanded parking

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 – 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Julian Coleman School 110 (KIPP)

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Julian Coleman School 110. 

    Highlights include:

    • Renovated roof, windows, exterior doors, floors, ceilings, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, lighting, elevators, and paved surfaces
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom, and fire alarm and fire sprinkler work

    Target Construction Period: 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Meredith Nicholson School 96

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Meredith Nicholson School 96. 

    Highlights include:

    • Renovated stage lighting and curtains
    • Upgraded plumbing, HVAC, and lighting 
    • Refreshed paved surfaces, athletic courts and fields, lawn and playfields, playground surfaces, and fencing
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • Improvements to the clinic and instructional resource room
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • Northwest Middle School

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Northwest Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • Refresh the front entry/office.
    • Improve Space Functionality to Support Programs 
    • Replace interior lighting with energy efficient LED 
    • Replace fire alarm
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom via other funding
    • Athletic Field Improvements
      • Demolish existing block and precast Football grandstands and press box and replace with new steel supported aluminum grandstands with press box.
      • Relocate area for shot put and discus.
      • Replace sections of fencing around the football field.
      • New synthetic turf softball field with IPS and NWMS logos.
      • New synthetic turf baseball field with IPS and NWMS logos.
      • New baseball and softball field U/G drainage and detention system.
      • New retaining walls to manage grades and proximity to flood plain.
      • New baseball and softball field press boxes, dugouts, outfield fencing, lighting & scoreboards.
      • New ticket booth.
      • New shared storage area for football, baseball, and softball.
      • New HC and ambulance accessible asphalt pavement pathways to ballfields.
      • New fencing and gates to provide safe access and separation between softball/baseball and football areas.

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 to Fall 2025.

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • Rousseau McClellan School 91

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Rousseau McClellan School 91. 

    Highlights include:

    • New Programs for Young Children classroom
    • Renovated paved surfaces, play courts, play fields and track, interior lighting, roof, exterior windows, interior floors, self-containing special-ed accommodations, and more
    • Improved clinic, cafeteria, counseling offices, custodial and maintenance areas
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom

    Target Construction Period: 2026 

    Plan by School Page

  • Thomas Carr Howe Middle School

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Thomas Carr Howe Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • Improve Space Functionality to Support Programs and address deficiencies
    • Address building deficiencies such as vehicular traffic, paved surfaces, fencing, interior lighting, plumbing, fire alarm, roof, exterior windows, elevator, interior floors, etc
    • Increase security through card access and cameras
    • Improve Middle School Athletic Offerings through
      • New turf football field
      • Mill & resurface track
      • New softball field
      • New baseball field
      • New dugouts, batting cage, fences, bullpen
      • New goalposts
      •  New storage building, concessions
      • New restrooms
      • Lighting and sound
      • New “tip & roll” bleachers
      • Grandstand improvements
      • New accessible routes
      •  Drainage improvements 
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Fall 2023 to Summer 2024

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    Plan by School Page
  • Washington Irving Neighborhood School 14

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Washington Irving School 14. 

    Highlights include: 

    • Improved clinic
    • Renovated paving, parking, interior lighting, and floors
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

    Plan by School Page
  • Willard J. Gambold (Enlace) 108

    Facility Upgrades

    Facility Updates

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Willard J. Gambold School 108. 

    Highlights include:

    • Renovated exterior walls, roof, electrical service and distribution, elevators, and paved surfaces
    • Possible new athletic track 
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system and intercom

    Target Construction Period: 2026

    Plan by School Page
  • William Penn School 49

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at William Penn Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • Renovations to science classrooms
    • Upgraded paved surface, plumbing, ceilings, exterior doors, walls, windows, and interior floors
    • Increased security through card access and cameras
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Summer 2024 – Spring 2025

    Plan by School Page