Grow Great Schools Campaign: Doubling the number of kids in a high-quality school

The Mind Trust will work to raise $32 million by 2019 to grow great schools in Indianapolis. Learn more about our campaign.

 
 
 

Creating Great Public Schools for Every Student

Great schools are transformative. They improve the lives of the students they serve and create new possibilities for the communities where they’re located. At The Mind Trust, we aim to help create enough great schools so that every student in Indianapolis has the opportunity to attend one.

 
 
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We strive to provide every Indy student access to a quality school.
Kelly Herron and Chrystal Westerhaus-Whorton
Launching Avondale Meadows Middle School, a college prep school.
Katie Dorsey and Janet McNeal
Launching Riverside High School replicating Herron High School.
Tommy Reddicks and Kyle Beauchamp
Launching a pre-K-5 Paramount School of Excellence.
Shatoya Jordan and Scott Bess
Launching Purdue Polytechnic High School, a STEM-focused school.
Shy-Quon Ely II and Brooke Beavers 
Launching a school producing exceptional academic results.
Earl Martin Phalen and Nigena Livingston
Launching a middle school replicating Phalen Leadership Academies.
Emma Hiza 
Launching Thrival Academy, a study abroad school for grades 10-11.
Sheila Dollaske
Launching a neighborhood middle school.
The Mind Trust
Launching a STEM-focused middle & high school.
Indianapolis is the fourth best city in America for family choice in education.
Students enrolled in charter schools for four consecutive years close the achievement gap with state peers.
A great teacher not only improves students’ test scores, but also increases their chances of going to college.
Through its incubators, The Mind Trust is building a network of schools and nonprofits in Indianapolis.
In 2014, the Mayor's Office, IPS and The Mind Trust partnered to launch Innovation Network Schools in IPS.
The majority of principals of schools incubated by The Mind Trust identify as people of color.