• Transportation is determined by your home address.
  • Your child can be picked up at their child care address if: a) your child care address is within the same boundary as your home address; and b) your child care address is within distance guidelines for transportation service.
  • It is very important that students only use authorized bus stops. Bus drivers are not authorized to assign or change bus stops. Bus stop change requests should be directed to Transportation at 317.226.4000.
  • Drivers are instructed to deliver the students to the same bus stop where they boarded the bus. Buses are only to stop at the authorized stops on designated routes. Principals have route lists for buses and can answer questions about the stops.
  • IPS will not pick up a child from one location in the morning and drop him or her off at another in the evening. Pick up and drop off addresses must be the same.
  • For those eligible, all bus stops shall be within .3 mile of a student’s home for elementary and middle school students and .7 mile for high school students.
  • Children are classified as a walker if the following conditions are met:
    • K-6 students less than 1 mile from their school.
    • 7-8 students less than 1.25 miles from their school.
    • 9-12 students less than 1.5 miles from their school.
  • Transportation may be provided for students who live within the walking distance guidelines when physical barriers prevent safe passage to school (i.e. dangerous intersections or railroad crossings) or required because of a qualifying medical condition of the student.
  • If a situation exists which impacts student safety, it should be reported to Transportation at 317.226.4000.
  • Families already enrolled in IPS should receive bus route information by direct mail. If you have any questions, please call us at 317.226.4000.

Tier 1 Transportation Schedule

Bell TimeSchoolEarly Release
7:20-2:10Arlington Middle School
Arsenal Technical High School
Crispus Attucks High School
George Washington High School
Graduation Academy
Harshman Middle School
Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School
Newcomer Program
Northwest Middle School
Positive Support Academy
Step Ahead
7:20-2:55Indiana School for the Blind
Indiana School for the Deaf
7:20-3:20URBAN Act at Washington Irving3rd Thursday a month
7:20-4:00Ignite Achievement Academy at Elder DiggsWednesday 11:30 AM
7:30-2:20Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School
7:35-2:10Lew Wallace School 107Wednesday 1:30 PM
7:35-2:15Edison School of the Arts 47Wednesday 1:30 PM
7:40-2:15Meredith Nicholson School 96
Phalen Leadership Academy at George H. Fisher
SUPER School 19Tuesday 1:50 PM
William Penn School 49
7:45-2:30Kindezi Academy at Joyce KilmerThursday 1:30 PM
7:50-1:30McFarland (Homebound, Off-Campus Instruction, ROOTS)
8:20-4:20KIPP Indy College Prep Middle SchoolWednesday 3:20 PM
8:25-4:00Global Preparatory Academy at RiversideThursday 12:45
9:00-4:00Cold Spring School
Phalen Leadership Academy at Francis Scott Key
Shortridge High School
9:00-4:15MatchBook at Wendell PhillipsTuesday 1:15 PM
9:20-4:15Sidener Academy for High Ability Students

Tier 2 Transportation Schedule

Bell TimeSchool
9:20-3:55Anna Brochhausen School 88
Arlington Woods School 99
Brookside School 54
Carl Wilde School 79
Center for Inquiry School 2
Center for Inquiry School 27
Center for Inquiry School 70
Center for Inquiry School 84
Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105
Christian Park School 82
Clarence Farrington School 61
Daniel Webster School 46
Eleanor Skillen School 34
Eliza A. Blaker School 55
Ernie Pyle School 90
Floro Torrence School 83
Francis W. Parker School 56
George S. Buck School 94
George W. Julian School 57
George Washington Carver School 87
IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60
James A. Garfield School 31
James Russell Lowell School 51
James Whitcomb Riley School 43
Jonathan Jennings School 109
Louis B. Russell Jr. School 48
Paul I. Miller School 114
Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58
Raymond F. Brandes School 65
Robert Lee Frost School 106
Rousseau McClellan Montessori School 91
Sidener Academy for High Ability Students
Stephen Foster School 67
Theodore Potter School 74
William McKinley School 39