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The Best Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the best places to live in the U.S., and for good reason. Indianapolis is home to several well known companies and job opportunities are growing. Plus, Indianapolis’ suburbs are consistently recognized for their high quality of life. Another reason why greater Indianapolis is such a great place to live is its top notch school system.

In fact, the recently announced U.S. News Rankings’ annual list of “Best U.S High Schools” includes many of the high schools in Indianapolis’ school districts. We are proud to live in, and serve, an area that is home to the top schools in Indiana and the top schools in the U.S. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the schools listed below, or have questions about which Indiana schools we’d recommend for your family, contact the Indiana real estate specialists at CENTURY 21 Scheetz or continue reading. 

The Top School Districts in the Indianapolis Area

1. Zionsville Community Schools

A top-rated school district in the Indianapolis area, Zionsville Community Schools services over 7,400 students among its 8 schools. The district is known for its exceptional proficiency rates in math and reading as well as state test scores. 

2. Carmel Clay Schools

Carmel Clay Schools is a nationally recognized school district in Carmel, Indiana. It services over 16,000 students across 15 schools and has been awarded 10 National Blue Ribbon Awards, an award recognizing exemplary teaching and learning. 

3. Brownsburg Community School Corporation

Another top-rated school district in the Indianapolis area, Brownsburg Community School Corporation is committed to the development and betterment of its students. Servicing over 9,400 students over its 11 schools, the district consistently performs well on state tests and proficiency exams.

4. Avon Community School Corporation

Avon Community School Corporation is located just west of Indianapolis and services roughly 10,000 students across its 12 schools. Avon Community School Corporation offers high-quality education with a focus on student achievement. 

5. Center Grove Community School Corporation

Just 20 miles south of Indianapolis, Center Grove Community School Corporation is a highly-rated school district in White River Township. The district serves just under 9,000 students across its 9 schools and takes students from Pre-K through High School. 

6. Noblesville Schools

Noblesville Schools serves over 10,000 students across its 11 schools and employs a dedicated staff of accomplished teachers and administrators. The district is also well-known for its extensive extracurricular offerings including over 300 athletic teams, clubs, and organizations. 

7. Mount Vernon Community School Corporation

One of the smaller school districts in the area, Mount Vernon Community School Corporation services roughly 4,000 students across its 6 schools. This allows for students to interact with their teachers and administrators on a one-to-one basis more often and is why Mount Vernon is so highly regarded. 

8. Westfield-Washington Schools

Westfield-Washington Schools is rated highly for its dedication to academic excellence. Offering both AP (Advanced Placement) and gifted programs, Westfield-Washington is devoted to helping students achieve their full potential. The district services just under 8,500 students across its 9 schools.

9. Plainfield Community School Corporation

With 7 schools servicing 5,700+ students, Plainfield Community School Corporation focuses on providing a rigorous and meaningful education. The school consistently places well on standardized tests and offers a variety of clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities to nurture the growth and development of all students.

10. Monroe County Community School Corporation 

Servicing almost 11,000 students in 23 schools, the Monroe County Community School Corporation is dedicated to empowering its students to make the most out of their education to have a global impact. The district is well-known for its STEM and EARTH curricula, numerous extracurricular activities, career resources, and college credit opportunities. 

Academic achievement is something for which schools in the greater Indianapolis area and Southern Indiana are known. The above schools are just some of the many exceptional schools in Indiana, and there are others, such as the Hamilton Southeastern Schools and South Madison Community School Corporation. If you are interested in learning more about the best places to live in Indiana, contact the Central Indiana real estate agents at CENTURY 21 Scheetz or browse our city guides

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