About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Herron High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Herron High School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Indiana average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Herron High School Reviews
I coudn't disagree more with the previous review. Herron is a wonderful school. My son will graduate this year and he has had an incredibly positive high School experience. The academics are challenging and the administration and staff are engaged and supportive. My son has grown into a very well rounded young man and has been encouraged in both academics and extra-curricular activites. Herron ranking 27th in the Nation for high schools, what more can I say. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else and I am a teacher at another school.
The administration at Herron High School is extremely bureaucratic and inefficient. It is not student centered. They give almost every student and parent the round about when they have a question, concern, or need. They are not innovative; and they are close minded towards change and new ideas. They rarely ask for parent or student input. There is no student buy-in at Herron High School. Students are not valued as individuals. The school was ranked 27th by Newsweek as one of the nation's best high schools because of the number of students enrolled in AP. Well, that's part of the problem. Half of the senior class of 2011 is enrolled in AP Lit and Comp. Only of a third of those students actually have the ability to perform at the rate necessary to receive at least a passing score on the AP test. This is why all of the AP classes are taught to a test. The goal is no longer to teach information or help young people grow as individuals. This is neither acceptable, nor is it a proper assessment of the progress (or lack there of) at Herron High School. Its all about test scores, and that is not real learning. No one should ever send their daughter or son to Herron High School or give money to this institution.