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Welcome to William Penn School 49, located at the heart of Indianapolis’s southwest side. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that provides challenging and quality instruction for our students. Led by Principal Jessica Barnes, our educational institution offers a wide array of academic programs, including English as a Second Language support, a 1:1 technology initiative, and special education services.

We pride ourselves on being one of the largest elementary schools in the district and having a diverse student population. Our unique offerings, such as Developmental Pre-Kindergarten and Life Skills Classes, set us apart and provide tailored support for students with challenging disabilities.

Join us as we continue to create a thriving learning environment that equips our students for success and prepares them to become the builders and leaders of tomorrow.


William Penn School 49 is more than just a school – we are a community. With strong partnerships with organizations like Eli Lilly, Aero Industries, IUPUI, and more, we foster opportunities for growth, learning, and support. Our dedicated mental health services, extracurricular activities, and commitment to quality education form the core of our mission.

As we evolve into a STEM Middle School in the coming academic year, we invite you to be part of our exciting journey. Join us in building a future where every student is provided with the tools, guidance, and encouragement needed to thrive. Whether you are a student, a parent, an educator, or a community member, we welcome you to grow with us, here at William Penn School 49. Your success is our success!