Top 10 Best Indianapolis Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 247 public schools serving 155,771 students in Indianapolis, IN (there are 132 private schools, serving 28,953 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Indianapolis, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Indianapolis, IN are Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, Center For Inquiry School 84 and Carl G Fisher Elementary School 1. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Indianapolis, IN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Indiana public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Indianapolis have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Indiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Public Schools in Indianapolis, IN (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Merle Sidener Gifted Academy
(Math: 76% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2424 Kessler Blvd E Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4259
Grades: 2-8
| 314 students
Rank: #22.
Center For Inquiry School 84
(Math: 72% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
440 E 57th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4284
Grades: K-8
| 446 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Carl G Fisher Elementary School 1
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5151 W 14th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 241-6543
Grades: PK-6
| 142 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Paramount Cottage Home
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1203 E St. Clair Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(463) 231-2880
Grades: K-4
| 230 students
Rank: #55.
Arthur C Newby Elementary School 2
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1849 N Whitcomb
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 241-0572
Grades: K-6
| 242 students
Rank: #66.
Forest Glen Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6333 Lee Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46236
(317) 964-4900
Grades: PK-6
| 783 students
Rank: #77.
Mary Adams Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7341 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259
(317) 862-2065
Grades: K-3
| 546 students
Rank: #88.
Rosa Parks Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7525 Wellingshire Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 789-2900
Grades: K-5
| 711 students
Rank: #99.
Speedway Senior High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5357 W 25th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-7238
Grades: 9-12
| 543 students
Rank: #1010.
James A Allison Elementary Sch 3
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5240 W 22nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-9836
Grades: K-6
| 266 students
Rank: #1111.
Thompson Crossing Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7525 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46239
(317) 860-4600
Grades: K-3
| 660 students
Rank: #1212.
Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
454 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 789-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 853 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Acton Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8010 Acton Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259
(317) 862-6108
Grades: K-3
| 555 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Bunker Hill Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6620 Shelbyville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 787-3421
Grades: K-3
| 475 students
Rank: #1515.
Allisonville Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4900 E 79th St
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 845-9441
Grades: K-5
| 670 students
Rank: #1616.
Clearwater Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3575 E 79th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 259-5465
Grades: K-5
| 712 students
Rank: #1717.
Paramount Brookside
Charter School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3020 Nowland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 775-6660
Grades: K-8
| 842 students
Rank: #1818.
Center For Inquiry School 70
(Math: 49% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
510 East 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4270
Grades: K-8
| 453 students
Rank: #1919.
William Henry Burkhart Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5701 Brill Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 789-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 681 students
Rank: #2020.
Paramount Englewood
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1849 E Pleasant Run S Pkwy Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 741-9589
Grades: 5-8
| 187 students
Rank: #2121.
Herron High School
Charter School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 231-0010
Grades: 9-12
| 976 students
Rank: #2222.
Arlington Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5814 S Arlington Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 782-4274
Grades: K-3
| 502 students
Rank: #2323.
Speedway Junior High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5151 W 14th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-3359
Grades: 7-8
| 315 students
Rank: #2424.
Amy Beverland Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11650 Fox Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46236
(317) 964-4000
Grades: 1-6
| 783 students
Rank: #25 - 3025. - 30.
Believe Circle City High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2540 North Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 296-1954
Grades: 9-11
| 120 students
Rank: #25 - 3025. - 30.
Christel House Dors
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2717 S East St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 783-4686
Grades: 9-12
| 705 students
Rank: #25 - 3025. - 30.
Excel Center For Adult Learners
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1635 W Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 524-3910
Grades: 9-12
| 1,081 students
Rank: #25 - 3025. - 30.
The Hope - Inc.
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3919 Madison Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 572-9440
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
Rank: #25 - 3025. - 30.
Impact 2
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 N Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4411
Grades: 5-12
| 61 students
Rank: #25 - 3025. - 30.
Impact 3
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 N Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4411
Grades: 6-12
| 36 students
Rank: #3131.
Lillie Idella Kitley Intermediate
(Math: 50% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8735 Indian Creek Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259
(317) 803-5900
Grades: 4-6
| 1,285 students
Rank: #3232.
Perry Meridian Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
202 W Meridian School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 789-4100
Grades: 7-8
| 1,303 students
Rank: #3333.
Franklin Central High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6215 S Franklin Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259
(317) 862-6646
Grades: 9-12
| 3,223 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Frank H Wheeler Elementary Sch 4
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5700 Meadowood Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 291-4274
Grades: K-6
| 355 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
South Creek Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9010 E Southport Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259
(317) 443-3379
Grades: K-3
| 655 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1301 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46206
(317) 226-3961
Grades: 6-8
| 30 students
1301 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-4116
Grades: 6-8
| 16 students
4050 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
(317) 549-6305
Grades: K-8
| 222 students
4825 N Arlington Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 822-7980
Grades: 9-12
| 769 students
1155 S High Sch Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 244-2438
Grades: 7-9
| 1,309 students
6550 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 226-4292
Grades: PK-6
| 350 students
1115 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 693-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 604 students
1115 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 693-5700
Grades: 8
| 59 students
2240 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 921-7497
Grades: 6-12
| 137 students
5435 West Pike Plaza Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 808-8749
Grades: 6-12
| 218 students
2240 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 677-1950
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
7300 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 545-2614
Grades: PK-K
| 381 students
545 East 19th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-4227
Grades: PK-6
| 269 students
Children's Bureau (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
02115 N Central Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 808-333
Grades: 2-6
| 6 students
55 North Tibbs Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 783-4722
Grades: 9-12
| 239 students
1301 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-3961
Grades: 9-12
| 33 students
6501 Sunnyside Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46236
(317) 964-6400
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
10925 E Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46239
(317) 869-1327
Grades: 5-6
| 595 students
1140 Dr M Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 323 students
5125 Decatur Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 856-0900
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
9511 Angola Ct
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 706-9478
Grades: 11
| 14 students
3202 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4211
Grades: K-6
| 141 students
1002 W 25th St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 226-4242
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
1202 East Troy Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 217-1979
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
2540 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 536-1026
Grades: 6-12
| 186 students
2424 Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-4231
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
2424 Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-4231
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
2815 English Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4221
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
4501 E 32nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
(317) 226-4363
Grades: 7-8
| 351 students
7620 Edgewood Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46239
(317) 862-2446
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
3725 N Kiel Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4108
Grades: 9-11
| 165 students
7151 E 35th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 226-4293
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
2215 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 693-5555
Grades: 8
| 127 students
7535 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 259-5458
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
2710 Bethel Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4264
Grades: PK-6
| 339 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Indianapolis, IN?
The top ranked public schools in Indianapolis, IN include Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, Center For Inquiry School 84 and Carl G Fisher Elementary School 1.
How many public schools are located in Indianapolis, IN?
247 public schools are located in Indianapolis, IN.
What percentage of students in Indianapolis, IN go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Indianapolis, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Indianapolis, IN?
Indianapolis, IN public schools minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public schools average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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