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Learning from the World Around Them

Teachers at Paramount School of Excellence (now called Paramount Brookside) in Indianapolis, Indiana enrich their lessons using a variety of on-site school features, including a planetarium, farm, and beehives. These unique features help students learn from the world around them. However, the key focus for educators at this K-8 charter school is on providing high-quality instruction and ensuring that students can explain what they are learning in their own words. As the principal notes, “An imperative piece to great instruction here is that students can articulate and explain the concept that was taught”. The school is also a place where school leaders prioritize instructional leadership that helps teachers grow, and builds a shared sense of responsibility for providing students with strong academic support.

Read a transcript of Paramount School of Excellence.

Read Paramount School of Excellence’s 2018 National Blue Ribbon School application.

Contact Information
Mr. Scott Frye, Principal at time of Nomination
3020 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46201-1422
(317) 775-6660

Student Demographics 2018  
Number of students K-8 737
Students eligible for subsidized meals 85%
Students receiving special ed services 16%
White students 27%
African American students 47%
Hispanic or Latino students 16%
Students of 2 or more races 10%
Student mobility rate 14%