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.
Mr. Scott Frye, Principal at time of Nomination
3020 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46201-1422
|Student Demographics 2018|
|Number of students K-8||737|
|Students eligible for subsidized meals||85%|
|Students receiving special ed services||16%|
|African American students||47%|
|Hispanic or Latino students||16%|
|Students of 2 or more races||10%|
|Student mobility rate||14%|