The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township is an urban school district located on the east side of Indianapolis. We serve approximately 12,300 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in a district comprised of nine elementary buildings, three intermediate academies, three middle schools, a high school, and an alternative school. In addition, Warren has an early childhood center and a career center.
Our Mission Statement
Innovate at all times. Educate all. Inspire everyone to live a full and fulfilling life.
Our Core Values
- Decisions in the best interest of children
- Every child can learn and succeed
- Best Practices
- Use of data in the pursuit of excellence
- Responsible stewards of tax dollars
- Service to our community
- Core Values (PDF)
Our Program Offerings
- English Learners Program Fact Sheet PDF
- English Learners Program Fact Sheet-Spanish PDF
- English Learners Handbook PDF
- Special Education Program
- EXCEL Program Fact Sheet
- EXCEL Program Fact Sheet - Spanish
- EXCEL Criteria and Selection Process for grades 2-9
- EXCEL Criteria and Selection Process for grades 2-9 - Spanish
Pre-School and Elementary Program
Warren offers a comprehensive curriculum and instructional program for students in pre-school through grade 4. Schools offer full-day everyday kindergarten. Art, music, and physical education are included at each school. All buildings are air conditioned and equipped with classroom computers as well as a computer lab. Media Centers provide opportunities for students to explore technology through SmartBoard, iRespond, and production studios. The academic program focuses on state and national standards and student achievement.
Warren Township opened three intermediate academies in the fall of 2010 to serve the students in grades 5 and 6. The intermediate academies are housed in our middle schools yet follow the elementary model. The staff provides engaging learning experiences so that students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to transition from an upper elementary setting into the middle school. Curriculum is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards and the district instructional calendar.
Middle School Program
Warren Township addresses the unique needs of middle school students in their 7th and 8th grade programs. The middle schools are committed to using instructional strategies and best practices that meet the learning needs and characteristics of early adolescents through core content, music, engineering technology, Spanish and other course offerings. Our middle school students have been provided their own Chromebooks to assist with the development of digital citizenship skills while enhancing and building skills needed to be successful in grades 9-12.
The Freshmen Academy, which is located at Warren Central High School, assists freshmen students in their transition to high school. Freshmen core courses English, math, science, and social studies are housed in the academy. Teachers set high standards for a strong foundation of excellence for all students entering Warren Central High School.
High School Program
Warren Central High School students have the opportunity to choose from 650 different course offerings to meet their individual needs, including a growing number of AP and dual credit, virtual and extended learning options. Using best practices and technology-rich instruction, teachers set high standards for students by engaging them in applying the ideas and skills that are key to success on state and national assessments, as well as options including college, the military and careers.
Walker Career Center
The Walker Career Center's goal is that all students will graduate prepared for J.A.M.S. (Job, Apprenticeship, Military, School). At this time, the career center offers over 50 college courses where students may earn college credit while taking their high school career and technical education classes for little or no cost. Many programs also offer certifications to give students a jump-start on their careers. Career and Technical Education plays a critical role in preparing our students to be College and Career Ready!
Warren is continuing its journey of providing state-of-the-art technology to students and staff. The Technology Goals of the district are: Extend the walls of the classroom by providing online access to homework, class documentation, and study materials; Enhance the use of classroom instructional technologies to engage all students and provide interaction, collaboration, and mobility; Encourage the use of technology integration to support curriculum goals and learning; Increase level of professional development for teachers, staff, and administration to improve technology skills; and Strengthen the stability in core.