Purpose: The School Board exists for the purpose of a governing system for providing a free, public education in grades K-12 for children within the boundaries of the Indianapolis Public School Corporation. ref. I.C. 20-26-5-1. The Board of School Commissioners of the City of Indianapolis are located at 120 E. Walnut Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. They can be contacted by phone at 317.226.4418. All agenda review and action session meetings of the board will be held in the Board Room of the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services unless otherwise noticed. All work sessions and board retreats will be held at an off site school location as noticed and listed on the district calendar.

Board Commissioners

Electorate Map

  • Anna Brochhausen School 88
  • Arsenal Technical High School
  • Center for Inquiry School 2
  • Christian Park School 82
  • George W. Julian School 57
  • Harshman Middle School
  • IPS Career Technology Center
  • Paul I. Miller School 114
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58
  • Theodore Potter School 74
  • Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School
  • Urban Act Academy at Washington Irving 14
  • Arlington Middle School
  • Arlington Woods School 99
  • Brookside School 54
  • Center for Inquiry School 27
  • Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105
  • Francis Bellamy School 102
  • George S. Buck School 94
  • James Russell Lowell School 51
  • Phalen Leadership Academy at Francis Scott Key 103
  • Phalen Leadership Academy at George H. Fisher 93
  • Robert Lee Frost School 106
  • Avondale Meadows Middle School
  • Center for Inquiry School 70
  • Center for Inquiry School 84
  • Eliza A. Blaker School 55
  • Floro Torrence School 83
  • Francis W. Parker School 56
  • IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60
  • James Whitcomb Riley School 43
  • Kindezi Academy at Joyce Kilmer 69
  • KIPP Indy College Prep Middle School
  • KIPP Indy Unite Elementary School
  • Louis B. Russell Jr. School 48
  • Rousseau McClellan School 91
  • Shortridge High School
  • Sidener Academy for High Ability Students
  • Daniel Webster School 46
  • Edison School of the Arts 47
  • Eleanor Skillen School 34
  • Emma Donnan Elementary School
  • George Washington High School
  • Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School 28
  • James A. Garfield School 31
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School
  • Raymond F. Brandes School 65
  • Simon Youth Academy
  • Stephen Foster School 67
  • SUPER School 19
  • Matchbox Learning at Wendell Phillips 63
  • William McKinley School 39
  • William Penn School 49
  • Carl Wilde School 79
  • Clarence Farrington School 61
  • Cold Spring School
  • Crispus Attucks High School
  • Enlace Academy
  • Ernie Pyle School 90
  • George Washington Carver School 87
  • Global Preparatory Academy at Riverside 44
  • Herron High School
  • Ignite Achievement Academy at Elder Diggs 42
  • Jonathan Jennings School 109
  • Lew Wallace School 107
  • Meredith Nicholson School 96
  • Newcomer Program
  • Northwest Middle School
  • Riverside High School

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Indianapolis Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity school corporation which strives to deliver educational excellence, equitable access, and quality service to our students and families. IPS recognizes the educational and social value of human differences and their various forms. IPS is committed to an inclusive approach which affirms and embraces all aspects of diversity. We are strengthened by our unique knowledge, experiences, interests, hopes, challenges, cultures, traditions and families. We engage families as partners in education through trusting relationships built on culturally responsive two-way communication and mutual respect. Recognizing our diversity, we are committed to equity in all of our work. We seek to allocate resources to eliminate discrimination and disparities. We strive to eliminate prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance and bridge gaps between and among our diverse students, families, staff and communities. Our approach to diversity and commitment to fairness ensure that the students we serve are empowered to succeed in college, career, military and life.

Indianapolis Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, please contact the following persons:

  • Title IX Coordinator / Director of Human Resources, 120 E. Walnut St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, 317.226.4150;
  • Section 504/ADA Coordinator / Health Services Coordinator, 120 E. Walnut St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, 317.226.4406;

For any other inquiry relating to IPS’s non-discrimination policies, please contact Human Resources, 120 E. Walnut St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, 317.226.4150. For further information on non-discrimination, visit the Office of Civil Rights site for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1.800.421.3481.

Adopted by the IPS Board of School Commissioners on March 9, 2015

  1. All IPS students can achieve their full potential, learn at high levels, and graduate prepared to succeed in school, career and life.
    • Preparation for success in college, career and life requires academic achievement, self and social awareness, life‐long learning skills, and hard work.
    • Success includes positively contributing to our society and participating in civic life.
    • It is immoral to allow race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status to limit student achievement.
    • Providing many school choice options helps families find the school best matched to their child’s talents, needs, interests, and unique learning styles.
  2. Effective teachers and great schools are the key to students’ success.
    • The student‐teacher relationship drives success.
    • Effective teachers have the power to make decisions in the best interest of their students, and they take responsibility for student learning.
    • Every school has an effective principal.
    • Quality schools set clear expectations and high standards for all students.
  3. All IPS schools must be great places to teach and great places to learn.
    • Effective teachers and principals are valued professionals.
    • Teachers and principals control and are accountable for what happens in their schools, and have the power to make decisions in the best interest of the students they serve.
    • Students learn best in schools that are safe, clean, nurturing and respectful environments.
    • Schools are diverse, vibrant and welcoming communities with strong academic, co‐curricular, and extracurricular opportunities.
  4. The IPS Central Administration exists solely to support the work of teachers and schools, and must be a high‐performing organization.
    • All district functions are aligned to support and empower a system of autonomous schools that are held accountable to clear performance metrics.
    • The district demonstrates diversity, innovation and best practice at all levels of the organization.
    • District resources are allocated fairly and equitably among schools through the use of weighted student funding.
    • The district maintains efficient instructional and business systems that operate in a transparent and ethical way.
  5. IPS families and the entire Indianapolis community have a shared responsibility for student success and will benefit from this success.
    • Families are our students’ first teachers, and schools provide a range of ways for them to participate in the education of their children.
    • We seek opportunities to connect schools, students, and families with services and other community/cultural assets.
    • We seek involvement and investment by all stakeholders in the community to broaden our students’ experiences and opportunities to engage in our city, state, and beyond.
    • Every family in Indianapolis has access to a high quality school regardless of where they live.