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About Us

Crispus Attucks has a long and rich history in Indiana and in the IPS district. In 1927, Attucks opened its doors as a segregated high school — to educate Indianapolis’ growing black population — after city officials decided to institute school desegregation in the 1920s.

Now open to all students in Grades 9-12 in the IPS district and beyond, Attucks is one of four IPS All-Choice High Schools offering a diverse and challenging curriculum. The school also specializes in two College and Career Options in health sciences and education.

Crispus Attucks High School is led by principal Lauren Franklin.

Our Mission

Crispus Attucks High School embraces our rich history, introduces students to healthcare professions, and provides a rigorous college preparatory education.

Our Vision

All Crispus Attucks High School students will achieve personal and professional success in their learning and become responsible, successful, and productive citizens.