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James Whitcomb Riley School 43 is a dynamic center of academic excellence that fosters character-building, resilience, and social responsibility. Led by Principal Crishell Sam, we create an inclusive environment that nurtures the individual talents and growth of each student.

Our school is known for its dedication to effective instructional practices that align with Indiana Academic Standards. By promoting critical thinking, collaboration, and self-directed learning, we prepare our students to be future leaders and global contributors.

The upcoming facility upgrades will enhance our vibrant arts and academic programming, providing state-of-the-art spaces for creativity and exploration. From our engaging visual and performing arts curriculum to our thriving Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts clubs, we are committed to enriching the lives of our students beyond the classroom walls.

We are shouting Happy Assistant Principal’s Week to the outstanding Mrs. Aigner R. Blade! We appreciate all of the work and effort you give us every single day. Our team at JWR #43 is lucky to have you. #assistantprincipalsweek #myips See MoreSee Less
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IPS James Whitcomb Riley School 43 scholars, staff, and Indianapolis Public Schools VPA district team members are excited about attending this phenomenal event. #mistycopeland thank you Indianapolis Public Library and Madam C.J. Walker Theater for hosting this amazing event 🩰💛💙📣 #Dance #ballet #books See MoreSee Less
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National Council of Negro Women📚NCNW DROPPING OFF SCHOOL SUPPLIES Members of NCNW, Education Committee along with our president Judy Traebue, were in attendance to drop off a multiple supplies.Thank you for supporting IPS James Whitcomb Riley School 43 See MoreSee Less
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The IPS James Whitcomb Riley School 43 Leadership Team enjoyed the 4th Annual Racial Equity Summit! The @IPSSchools team, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. – Tau Chapter, and the facilitators were all amazing 💪🏽JWRiley43 will continue to move #OnwardAndUpward as we have Courageous Conversations. #TeamIps. See MoreSee Less
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Join us at James Whitcomb Riley School 43 as we journey toward a promising future. Our focus on continuous learning and improvement ensures that we are always striving to provide the best education possible. With exciting facility upgrades on the horizon, we invite you to be a part of our community that values respect, resilience, and responsibility. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact us at 317.226.4243. Together, we can create a path to success for every student, where indeed, every minute counts!