Local | September 29, 2017
One in five Indianapolis Public Schools students now attend an innovation school
This fall, more than 7,800 Indianapolis Public Schools students walked into schools run by outside managers, rather than the district.
Less than three years after the IPS board approved the first innovation school, only about 75 percent of IPS students attend district-managed schools. Innovation schools now educate 20 percent of the students, and another 5 percent attend schools under state takeover — a dramatic shift that may require the district’s central office to reshape itself in the years ahead.