Award Year: 2021

Thorpe Creek Elementary School

14642 E 126th Street
Fishers, IN, 46037-6966

(317) 594-4310

Mrs. Sara Curran, Principal at time of Nomination

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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Mission

At Thorpe Creek Elementary our learners will inquire, grow, and achieve in a collaborative, creative, and identity-safe learning environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Application
First graders dip for aquatic macroinvertebrates in the swamp.

First graders dip for aquatic macroinvertebrates in the swamp.

Thorpe Creek Elementary (TCE) is a vibrant learning community. Students actively engage in rich learning opportunities on our school campus and within our city of Fishers, Indiana. During the school day students learn in a variety of environments, including our TCE Nature Space, at Conner Prairie Living History Museum, and at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. Students also connect virtually with leaders and learners from around the world. TCE teachers and administrators are continuous and voracious learners, too. Our teaching team has studied at Butler University (Indianapolis), Teachers College, Columbia University (New York), and Reggio Emilia (Italy). We know that great teaching matters and that when we invest in one educator, the entire learning community benefits. Children benefit.

An outcome of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 global health pandemic has been a renewed sense of gratitude in the opportunities before us and a recommitment to our pursuit of joyful learning that honors all children and childhood. Each day our principal starts the school day by greeting students and staff with, "I'm glad you are here."

We are humbled to be named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School. We are energized by the recognition of our efforts to provide students with a strong sense of belonging at Thorpe Creek Elementary and rich relevant learning experiences that result in strong growth and achievement for all.