Local | October 2, 2017

IPS enrollment grows with its addition of charter school partners

Enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools ticked up for the first time in at least four years, thanks to deals struck with local charter schools to join the district’s innovation network.

Enrollment counts aren’t officially released by the state until next month, but IPS said it recorded nearly 32,000 students during the official count day Sept. 15, making it the state’s largest public school district.

This year’s count is up close to 1,000 students from the previous academic year — an increase that can be attributed almost entirely to new charter school partners.