Herron High School

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Herron High School
110 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Coordinates 39°47′21″N 86°09′20″W / 39.789126°N 86.155483°W / 39.789126; -86.155483Coordinates: 39°47′21″N 86°09′20″W / 39.789126°N 86.155483°W / 39.789126; -86.155483
Type Public (charter) secondary
Established 2003
President Janet McNeal
Head of school Malcolm Gilchrist
Faculty 62 [1]
Grades 912
Number of students 751 (2015-2016 year)[2]
Color(s) black, white, red
Mascot Achaean

Herron High School is a public charter school in Indianapolis, Indiana. It opened for the 2006-2007 school year.[3] Herron is a college preparatory school, providing a classical-based education, and serves grades 9-12. It is located at 110 East 16th Street, just north of downtown Indianapolis in the building formerly occupied by Herron School of Art and Design of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, but has no affiliation with the Herron School of Art and Design.

Herron High School has five solids or core classes. Students are required to take all five solids throughout their entire time at Herron. The five solids are Math, English, Science, Social Studies and Latin. In addition, numerous other electives are offered, including advanced jazz band, various performing arts, and various visual arts. Paintings by alumni and current students of inspirational individuals adorn the hallways, as well.


Herron High School opened in 2006. It was initially started in the basement of the nearby Harrison Center with only 100 freshmen[4].It moved to it's current location, located on 16th and Pennsylvania, in 2007. Herron has continued to grow and is now opening it's second campus "Riverside".