Indianapolis Public School’s Superintendent Alessia Johnson released the final draft of the “Rebuilding Stronger” plan on Tuesday night which proposes major district changes including closing certain schools and rebuilding others.
Under the Rebuilding Stronger plan, multiple facilities will be upgraded or completely rebuilt as part of the proposed plan.
The old Broad Ripple High School building would be used as a new middle school and is scheduled to open for the 2024-2025 school year. The 6-8 grades there would co-locate with the Purdue Polytechnic High School that’s already been using the building this year.
Each middle school in the district will be receiving renovations based on the needs of that school. The most significant changes will be at Northwest and Arlington Middle School where both will see investments in their athletic facilities.
Among the other facility upgrade and renovations, the Joyce Kilmer School 69 would also be rebuilt and would house the Montessori program from the school 56 and 51 merger, when it is scheduled to open in the 2026-2027 school year.
Another school that would be reopened would be the Thomas Carr Howe School and would be another new middle school for the district. It would open for the 2023-2024 school year.
Where the current Francis Parker School 56 is located, the district is proposing to build a completely new building, which would then house the district’s grade 1-5 high-ability program. That is scheduled to open for the 2026-2027 school year.
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