Join IPS Superintendent Dr. Aleesia Johnson for the 2021 State of the District.

This year’s event will be held virtually and livestreamed at

Under the theme “Rebuilding Stronger,” Dr. Johnson will talk about how the district is dealing with this new wave of the pandemic and keeping people safe,
but will focus the majority of her time talking about the future of IPS schools. 

“There’s no doubt we’re living in an unprecedented time, and I wanted to bring everyone together earlier in the school year than we typically do with my State of the District address. I know it sounds strange to say it now, as we’re still coping with this pandemic, but I believe we have a singular opportunity to do some things for our children, for our community, that we’ve never had the chance to do. And I refuse to see us miss the chance.”

– Dr. Aleesia Johnson, IPS Superintendent

The future of IPS is ours to build together. Let’s commit to Rebuilding Stronger. 

Rebuilding Stronger — Community Conversations 

Following IPS Superintendent Dr. Aleesia Johnson’s State of the District address on Sept. 22, the community will have an opportunity to participate in a series of conversations to help IPS rebuild stronger.

The IPS Board of School Commissioners will lead both in-person and virtual conversations throughout the city from Sept. 27–Oct. 4. These conversations are open to IPS students, families, staff, community partners and anyone dedicated to improving the future of IPS schools and its students.

If that’s you, please plan to join us for these conversations. More details to come!

Our District

As the largest public school district in Indiana, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is an agile, innovative educational organization committed to academic excellence built through individualized, relationship-based learning.

Our Mission

IPS empowers and educates all students to think critically, creatively and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with purpose.

Our Vision

IPS is a family of excellent public schools in which every student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.

Getting Involved With IPS

We want all members of our community to feel empowered about getting involved with our students. Whether it’s as a staff member, volunteer or a donor, as an educational community we are stronger together. Below you can find resource links to different ways that you can get involved.