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About This School

Herron High School is a charter high school in Indianapolis. The principal of Herron High School is Mrs Janet Mcneal. 700 students attend Herron High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Herron High School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 700 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Herron High School is 15:1. Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School (9-12) is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 61%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 28%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 36%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My younger sister went here and it really is such an awesome school. She would've struggled at other schools but the diverse and unique atmosphere of this school really helped. She graduated is in the military and in college.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter would have been "lost" in the local high school with its huge population. In Herron the teachers and staff know her and care about her and she has more friends than she ever! In her second year at Herron her self-confidence is soaring! She willingly works hard and the extra help available for all of her courses in the form of "office hours" is wonderful. The downtown environment is actually a huge plus as well! I encourage other parents who want a safe smaller and caring learning situation for their children to consider Herron. We are very pleased and would not choose to go anywhere else!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school where you can be different and a lot of support from teachers

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is five-star school with committed faculty visionary administration and supportive board members our school is poised to do great things this year and in the future.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron is an amazing school. The students at this school are held to high standards of achievement and behavior. This is truly a school for scholars. If you are not aware Herron received an A for this past year from the Department of Education. I would recommend Herron to any parent seeking to send their students to an environment of learning welcomed diversity and encouragement for excellence.

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing passionate teachers who love students and sharing knowledge with them. Students learn not only from the classroom but also from participating actively in the downtown community in which the school is located. It's a win win situation for the school students and the neighborhood.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children who go to Herron. After choosing a private school through 8th grade I was nervous that the quality of education and attention would not compare. I was wrong. I am constantly blown away that my children get the education provided at Herron for free. The teachers are passionate and many have been there from the start or near the beginning. I trust my kids will be more than prepared to excel in college and in life because of the experience they are gaining at Herron.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron High School offers and incredible education with enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Our students receive only the best!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is the most unique inviting and inspiring school I have ever been to. This school is so much more than an educational facility. It is stuffed full of amazing kids nurturing teachers and love. It is a home and a shelter that nourishes and protects. As our school continues to grow the school's needs continue to increase causing teachers and students to be creative with resources. While this is a great skill for students and teachers to learn it can be stressful when trying to work off of donations and scraps. I love my students and my school and wouldn't have it any other way though. They are home.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron High School is a place where students from various backgrounds can come tuition-free to receive a high quality education. Herron's passionate teachers instill values of world-class citizenry by having high expectations both academically and behaviorally.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron High School is one of a kind. I will never regret trusting my education with the incredible staff and faculty.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron offers a wide range of challenging courses focusing on Advanced Placement. Teachers and administrators are constantly focused on college prep finding the best ways to prepare students for the university.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron High School is the best. My daughter has been going here for 3 years after being bullied at her local public school. She has a better attitude and more friends. I am so proud of this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school to be working at as a teacher. I have found Herron to be a place of excellence. The administration works hard to continue build on its short but strong past. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.

  • (1 year ago)

    HHS is an academically challenging school that offers a wide range of programs and activities for all students. My daughter is involved in 3 seasons of sports which we feel enhances her high school experience and broadens her colleges options.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. As a parent I find Herron a hidden gem. My daughter is looking forward to attending High School. Large enough to have sports but small enough not to get lost.

  • (1 year ago)

    My brother was In the first graduating class at Herron. I followed his foot steps because my mother loved that Herron knows everybody. I'm currently entering my senior year and when most people hate their high school I wouldn't attend anywhere else. Every teacher will work with you as long as you show that you care about the class you'll at least pass. This school is awesome. They truly care about students education.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school seems to have a lot of turn over in teachers and students. There are better options for schooling in the Indianapolis area. Too many students and too strict. Students are not treated with respect as they are "talked down to" by the higher ups.

  • (1 year ago)

    Herron is a great school! They really do prepare you for college. The class sizes are extremely smaller than a normal high school. They have an extremely wide variety of electives such as Technical Theater Theater Band Drawing etc. They also run on an A/B day schedule which is where you take classes 3 days a week rather than 5! Another benefit is that they start at 9 am Monday-Thursday. On Friday school starts at 10! The students are welcoming here and they have an amazing diversity level. This is a charter school which was recently renewed by the mayor for excellence. Looking for an Indianapolis charter high school. Look no further. Come to Herron you will NOT regret it!

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love Herron! I've met some of the coolest people there. Not only are the students welcoming with open arms the teachers are too. The teachers can always make us laugh and it seems like there is nothing they don't know. I am overjoyed that I decided to come to Herron and I wouldn't change my decision for anything. Unlike most kids I can truly say that I can't wait to go to school and hate being sick and not being able to show up. What a great thing to be able to say about your school.

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