Awards & Accolades
Since our founding in 2006, Herron High School has accumulated a long list of awards and accolades that have earned it the reputation as Indianapolis’ best public high school. Its recent accolades include:
2020 – Ranked as the #1 public high school in Metro Indianapolis according to US News and World Report, and in the top 1 percent of all public high schools in the Nation
2020 – Indiana Department of Education awards Herron High School with an A grade on the state accountability report card
2018 – Ranked as the #2 public high school in Indiana according to US News and World Report, ahead of all of other central Indiana high schools including suburban schools.
2014 – 2018 – Designated a Gold Medal School by US News and World Report magazine.
2014 – Presented with Institute for Quality Education’s “Quality Matters” award for excellence in education
2012 – 2018 – Ranked among the top 1 percent of high schools nationwide by Newsweek, US News and World Report and The Washington Post
2012 – 2018 – Received an “A” grade on the Indiana Department of Education accountability report card: the only Indianapolis high school to receive that designation
2011 – 2018 – Awarded the Indiana Department of Education’s Four Star Award for Academic Excellence
2011 – Ranked #2 in the state and #208 overall in the nation in The Washington Post
2011 – One of only 6 percent of the nation’s 27,000 public schools to make it onto the “High School Challenge Index”
2010 – Honored with the NUVO Cultural Vision Award for outstanding contributions to the community for new ideas, original work and fresh solutions for stubborn problems in urban education
2010 – Ranked #27 in the nation on Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best High Schools.”
2009 – Ranked as the top-performing public high school in the state according to its improvement and accountability framework.
2007 – HHS students achieved the highest ISTEP scores of all public high schools in Marion County in language arts and math.
OTHER NOTABLE DISTINCTIONS:
- Graduation rates for the most recent classes were above 99 percent, far exceeding Indiana Department of Education targets and state averages.
- 100 percent of graduates in each of the most recent graduates were accepted to a four year college or into the military and earned more than $16 million in college scholarships.
- President Janet McNeal recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Education.”
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