Indianapolis Public Schools

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As one of Indiana’s largest school districts, Indianapolis Public Schools is committed to academic excellence built through individualized, relationship-based learning. Our students are empowered to think critically, creatively and responsibly, to embrace diversity and pursue their dreams with purpose.

Our Mission & Vision

IPS empowers and educates all students to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with purpose. We are a family of excellent public schools in which every student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.

Latest District News

July 2019 Board Highlights

When the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners convened for its Agenda Review Session Tuesday, July 23 and Board Action Session Thursday, July 25, topics included updates on the IndyGo pilot expansion project, school leadership framework and a...

Possible Bus Delays

Possible bus delays starting on Monday due to highway closures on I-465.

Success! Students, Staff Had Productive First Day of School

On Monday, August 5, IPS principals and staff greeted students at the front doors of their schools, interacted with scholars during breakfast and lunch, answered questions from parents and visited classrooms throughout the day. Some even wiped a few tears from the...

  • July 2019 Board Highlights
    When the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners convened for its Agenda Review Session Tuesday, July 23 and Board Action Session Thursday, July 25, topics included updates on the IndyGo pilot expansion project, school leadership framework and a compensation update. What follows is a deeper look at some of… Read more »
  • Possible Bus Delays
    A major highway closure on I-465, on the city’s southeast side, started Friday, August 9, and will continue for the next two months. That closure, on top of other large-scale road construction projects and closures already in place throughout the city, could significantly impact our school buses. This may mean… Read more »
  • IPS & IndyGo Pilot Program: Tips and Trainings for a Smooth Ride
    Indianapolis Public Schools is offering programs and incentives to make riding IndyGo easy for students, and helping parents feel comfortable about the new way their students can navigate the city.   Read more »
  • Michael Elder’s Transition from IMPD to IPS is an inspirational, full-circle moment
    For 32 years, Michael Elder worked for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), starting out as a patrolman and rising to the rank of captain. He did everything from narcotics and vice squad to community policing. But he’d always dreamed of becoming a teacher. In fact, it was his original… Read more »