Award Year: 2020

Herron High School

110 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46202-2404

(317) 231-0010

Dr. Tenika L Holden-Flynn, Principal at time of Nomination

Herron Charter, Indianapolis Classical Schools

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Herron High School is a community of scholars that advances timeless ideas and content, builds a culture of respect and trust, and engages in an urban environment in order to prepare students to be world-class citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 25%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Herron High School

Herron High School

Herron High School is Indianapolis' best public high school. We provide a world-class education to approximately 960 students in grades 9-12 in the heart of Indianapolis. Herron High School offers an award-winning classical, liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for success in college and in life.

The school provides a unique learning environment the prioritizes the needs of students above anything else. We are an intentionally diverse campus that receives students from over 175 middle schools. Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in a building that was formerly a nationally ranked Art & Design College. The rich history of the building brings a tradition of excellence to the school and exemplifies the expectations for our robust Arts Program. All of our electives align with classical liberal arts and sciences curriculum. We have established a culture of respect and trust by building relationships with students and viewing them as meaningful contributors to the learning process. We demand critical thinking in our learning environment and encourage all students to take Advanced Placement Courses. While we have high expectations for students, we are relentless in our efforts to ensure all of our students are successful. This includes extending office hours, providing Saturday tutoring and offering Math and Reading intervention courses. This is how we maintain a 99% graduation rate.

Our school utilizes tradition to cultivate leaders. We provide abundant international opportunities and a year-long exchange student program. Our students engage in an urban environment daily. They support the community through gardening and seasonal community events. Our scholars leave high school prepared to be successful at any college or university they chose to attend.