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IPS wants your input for possible high school closures

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Posted at 6:54 AM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 12:21:14-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- As IPS discusses the possible closure of three Indianapolis high schools, the district wants your input. 

IPS is hosting the next community meeting Monday night to get public opinion on the closures. 

The meeting is at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center at 2820 N. Meridian St. from 6-8 p.m.  

The schools could close due to low enrollment. An internal report showed Arlington High School's projected enrollment for 2017-18 is 690, well short of its capacity of 2,175.

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Closing three schools could save the district about $4 million per year.

The next meetings will be:

  • Thursday, May 11 at the Zion Hope Baptist Church at 5950 E 46th St. from 6-8 p.m. 
  • Monday, May 15 at the Haughville Library at 2121 W. Michigan St. from 6-8 p.m.

IPS PROJECTED SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:

  • Arlington: 690 (has capacity to hold 2,175)
  • Arsenal Tech: 1,808 (has capacity to hold 3,000)
  • Broad Ripple: 666 (has capacity to hold 2,400)
  • Crispus Attucks: 1,375 (has capacity to hold 1,375)
  • George Washington: 403 (has capacity to hold 1,900)
  • Northwest: 739 (has capacity to hold 2,125)
  • Shortridge: 347 (has capacity to hold 1,475)