A District With Momentum
Indianapolis Public Schools is a district dedicated to educational excellence for our students.
Our Rebuilding Stronger Plan is designed to improve upon the academic and fiscal responsibility momentum already happening throughout the district.
- IPS is the largest school district in Indiana, serving about 31,000 in our IPS family of schools.
- We are home to 53 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 11 high schools.
- IPS employs 3,205 teachers and staff.
- We serve approximately 25,700 FREE meals per day to our students.
- Our buses cover approximately 20,000 miles per school year.
- We currently offer 36 specific school programs, including International Baccalaureate (CFI), dual-language immersion, Montessori, Reggio (Butler Lab), STEM, visual & performing arts and more.
- We currently offer 48 special education and alternative education options for learners with special needs.
IPS has kept the promises we made in the 2018 referendum by:
- Improving teacher pay.
- Managing our energy and transportation costs.
- Selling surplus real estate when we’ve had the flexibility to do so.
- Most important, improving student learning.
Since 2017, the average teacher compensation has increased by 22% – with the average teacher salary increasing from $58,133 to $70,826.
Making Every Dollar Count
- $72 million cumulative savings since 2017:
- fuel-efficient bus fleet.
- routing optimization.
- walk zones and opt-outs.
- IndyGo partnership.
- $1 million cumulative savings since 2017 due to utilities monitoring.
- $15 million cumulative savings since 2017 in custodial staffing cost.
- Increasing automated systems.
- Cultivating a service mindset.
Health Insurance & Wellness
- Controlling costs while increasing access to quality providers.
Building on our Momentum
- On the 2022 state assessment, IPS outperformed three neighboring townships in overall student outcomes.
- Across every student subgroup – from students of color to English Language Learners (ELL) to students with disabilities – all student groups demonstrated growth on the state assessment.
- Strong performance among school districts serving students of color: Out of the 61 corporations and charters across the state who have more than 50% enrollment of students of color, IPS ranked No. 3 in growth in English Language Arts and No. 6 in growth in Math since 2019.
- Strong performance among large school districts: Out of the 34 corporations that have 7,500 students or more, IPS in-LEA ranked No. 1 in 3-year growth in ELA and Math. IPS was the ONLY corporation to improve upon pre-COVID performance in ELA.
- IPS students achieved a higher graduation rate in 2022 than in 2021. The graduation rate grew from 76% in 2021 to 80% in 2022.