Arlington High School (Indiana)

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Arlington Community High School
4825 North Arlington Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, Marion County 46226
United States
Coordinates 39°50′39″N 86°03′49″W / 39.844211°N 86.063505°W / 39.844211; -86.063505Coordinates: 39°50′39″N 86°03′49″W / 39.844211°N 86.063505°W / 39.844211; -86.063505
Type Public high school
Established 1961
School district Indianapolis Public Schools
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee
Principal Stanley Law
Faculty 34
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 448 (2013-2014)
Athletics conference Indianapolis Public School Conference
Team name Golden Knights

Arlington High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The high school was established in 1961 to address rapid suburbanization in Indianapolis. Arlington was among the last public high schools to open within the Indianapolis Public Schools system.

In 2004, Arlington High School implemented a small school initiative: Traditional departments were done away with and five small schools, or schools within the school were created. Each school has its own academic dean, or principal, and the previous principal became the campus administrator. This district-pushed initiative was meant to improve student success.

Due to decreased district enrollment and continued low performance, Arlington became a 7–12 community school beginning in the 2008–2009 academic year.[1][2][3][4]

In 2015 the school was returned to the control of IPS after being run by Tindley Accelerated Schools for three years. During the early parts of the year the school was faced with many challeneges including drugs, vandalism, and violence. After Principal Law requested, and was granted, additional administrative staff from the district, the school began to see a turnaround. By the end of the year academic performance had increased and disciplinary problems had decreased.[citation needed]


The school's athletic teams are named the Golden Knights.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable staff[edit]

  • Dave Blase, cyclist and inspiration for the movie Breaking Away. He was a biology teacher at Arlington High School.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arlington High School". Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arlington Community High School". Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Arlington Community High School Overview". Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arlington Community High School". Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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