IPS has over 20 elementary school options with different education models, grade bands and offerings. Visit myips.org/schools to learn more about each school!
Avondale Meadows Middle School (6–8)*
Arlington Middle School, A STEM School (6–8)
Broad Ripple Middle School, An IB World School (6–8)
Christel House South (K–8)*
Cold Spring School at Marian University (K–8)
Edison School of the Arts 47 (K–8)
Enlace Academy (K–8)*
Global Prep Academy @ Riverside (Pre-K–8)
H. L. Harshman Middle School, A High Ability and Dual Language School (6–8)
H. W. Longfellow Middle School, An IB World School (6–8)
KIPP Indy College Prep Middle School (6–8)
Liberty Grove Schools @ Elder Diggs 42 (K–6)
Matchbook Learning @ Wendell Phillips School 63 (K–8)
Monarca Academy (6–8)Northwest Middle School, An IB World School (6–8)
Newcomer Program at Northwest (7–10)
Northwest Middle School, An IB World School (6–8)
Paramount Online Academy (K–8)*
Phalen Virtual Academy (K–12)*
Phalen Leadership Academy @ George H. Fisher 93 (K–6)
Phalen Leadership Academy @ Francis Scott Key 103 (K–6)
Phalen Leadership Academy @ Louis B Russell 48 (Pre-K–6)
The PATH School @ Stephen Foster School 67 (Pre-K–8)
Sankofa School of Success @ Arlington Woods 99 (K–6)
Thomas Carr Howe Middle School, An IB World School (6–8)
William Penn Middle School, A STEM School (6–8)
* IPS does not currently provide transportation to these Innovation programs and parents should contact the school or Enroll Indy for more information about transportation.
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Q&A with Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools
What makes Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools unique?
At Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), we have excellent choices open to every student, in every school, in every neighborhood. Starting in the 2024-25 school year, families can choose from eight different educational models.
IPS offers over 32 high school career pathways and advanced academic options at every high school, free breakfast and lunch, Pre-K and before and after school programs and over 100 community partners.
What is Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools’s age/grade range?
IPS middle schools range from grades 6–8, with some schools also offering elementary grades. Please refer to each school for specific grade offerings.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Enrollment is available through Enroll Indy (www.enrollindy.org). The IPS enrollment windows for the 2024–25 school year are November 1, 2023-January 24, 2024, and January 25, 2024-April 19, 2024. Results are released February 22, 2024, and May 16, 2024.
Do you offer financial assistance?
IPS students receive free breakfast and lunch, and transportation* within zones.
* IPS does not currently provide transportation to certain Innovation programs and parents should contact the school or Enroll Indy for more information about transportation.
What are the standard school day hours?
School hours vary per school, with start times ranging from 7:20 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. and dismissal from 2:10 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Does your school offer before/after school care? What about afterschool activities?
Pre-K-5 families will have the opportunity to access before and after school care starting in 24-25. After school activities vary by school.
Is there a uniform or dress code?
Please visit https://myips.org/students-families/uniforms/ to learn more about IPS uniforms.
How many children attend the school? How many students are in the average classroom?
The district has over 30,000 students. Class size varies by school.
What is the homework policy for Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools?
Policies vary by school. Please visit the individual school website for more information.
Does Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools offer support for students with special needs?
In partnership with students, families, staff and the community, the Indianapolis Public Schools Department of Special Education promotes the educational achievement of all students in a unified system.
The Special Education Department works in collaboration with teachers, parents and administrators to ensure that students with disabilities receive the appropriate instruction and support they need to achieve.
Special education and related services are offered throughout the district to students ages three to twenty-one.
For more information contact us at [email protected] or visit https://myips.org/central-services/unified-student-supports/special-education/.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
Through Rebuilding Stronger, every elementary school will have art, music, physical education, AND computer science classes. Extracurricular activities and additional classes vary by school and educational model.
What are Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools’s safety policies?
IPS has emergency preparedness and safety plans through the IPS Police Department. To learn more about IPS police, visit https://myips.org/about-us/ips-police-department/.
Who should parents contact for more information about Indianapolis Public Schools-Middle Schools?
For more information about our schools, visit ww.myips.org or call 317.226.4000.