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FAQs About Schools in Indianapolis

Schools are a priority for many home buyers in Indianapolis. Rest assured that our area offers some of the best schools in the state of Indiana! Use this helpful schools guide to learn more about the public school districts, see top-performing high schools, and find answers to commonly asked questions.

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What School District Will My Child Attend?

It depends — where do you want to live in the Indianapolis metro area? Use our list below help you learn more about the school district that serves your favorite location. Click on a district name to browse active homes in that area and remember, you can always call us to learn more about the public school districts.

Quick Facts About Indianapolis-Area Districts

Area Served: Avon

Number of Students: 9,400

Area Served: Brownsburg

Number of Students: 7,832

Areas Served: Carmel, Indianapolis

Number of Students: 15,954

Areas Served: Anderson, Frankton, Lapel

Number of Students: 2,641

Area Served: Greenwood

Number of Students: 3,902

Areas Served: Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero, Jackson Township, White River Township

Number of Students: 2,300

Areas Served: Fishers, Hamilton County communities

Number of Students: 21,000

Area Served: Indianapolis

Number of Students: 30,000

Area Served: Lawrence

Number of Students: 15,500

Areas Served: Fortville, Greenfield, McCordsville

Number of Students: 3,739

Areas Served: Indianapolis, Perry Township, Southport

Number of Students: 16,128

Area Served: Plainfield

Number of Students: 5,466

Area Served: Westfield

Number of Students: 7,590

Area Served: Zionsville, Whitestown

Number of Students: 6,931

Which District Is Best for My Child?

Again, it depends. If you prefer smaller class sizes, you may want to choose a district that serves fewer students. If you prefer having more amenities, such as more extracurricular activities and programs, you may want to choose a school district that is larger.

You can also use national rankings to determine which schools offer the class sizes, technology, and additional programs that you want.

Which High Schools Are the Best?

US News & World Report has a comprehensive list of the best high schools across the nation, and many in our area rank well. Here's a list of the top high schools in Indiana that fall within the Indianapolis metropolitan area:

  • Zionsville Community High School — Zionsville, Zionsville Community Schools
  • Herron High School — Indianapolis, public charter school
  • Westfield High School — Westfield, Westfield Washington Schools
  • Carmel High School — Carmel, Carmel Clay School District
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School — Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
  • Fishers High School — Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
  • Franklin Central High School — Indianapolis, Franklin
    Township Community School Corporation
  • Brownsburg High School — Brownsburg, Brownsburg Community School Corporation
  • Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Performing Arts
    — Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Schools
  • North Central High School — Indianapolis, Metropolitan School District of Washington Township

Can I Search for Homes by School?

Yes! If you have a specific school in mind, use our map search to locate your school and find homes that are available for sale nearby. You can also contact us to help you find a home near your ideal schools. We are intimately knowledgable of the Indianapolis area, so we can help you locate the best home in an excellent school district.

I Want to Know More! Who Can I Ask?

We're always available to help you with anything you need. If you want to know more about our area, a specific school district, or communities that are close to the schools you prefer, call us at 317-523-3911 to talk about your plans! Here are some additional resources you can use to find the answer to your question.

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