By Andrew Pillow
The Butler Lab School has been a huge success in the eyes of the community. So much so that the school has consistently had a long waiting list. Over 250 students are currently waiting to get into the school. As luck would have it, those students may have a chance to get in to the program.
Indianapolis Public Schools and Butler are looking to replicate the Lab School.
The Butler Lap school has a unique model. The school is staffed almost exclusively with Butler graduates. Teachers at the school receive continued professional development. Current Butler students also use the school as a classroom of sorts. This model appears to be the primary appeal to parents and students.
The current school attracts a slightly different demographic than other Indianapolis Public Schools. Less than 30% of the school qualifies for free and reduced lunch. The Lab School also serves a predominantly white student body.
The New Lab school would occupy IPS School 55 due to it’s nearby proximity to Butler.
Read more here. (Indy Star)