IPS May Close Underutilized Schools

By Andrew Pillow

It’s no secret that Indianapolis Public Schools has more buildings than it can fill. It now looks as if many of these schools will indeed close.

The current situation has been exacerbated by the decision to remove middle schools and shift to a strictly high school model for existing IPS schools.

According to WFYI, IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said Tuesday in an interview that basically Indianapolis has too many High Schools for the number of students they serve.

“We have so many high schools. The enrollment at the high school level does not call for the number of high schools we have now, especially when we have high schools that serve grades 9-12,” said Ferebee.

Read more and see a map of under enrolled schools here. (via: WFYI)


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.