Monday, September 19, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
hart@doe.in.gov

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the 2016-17 Family Friendly Schools today. Forty-four schools from across Indiana were selected based on their commitment to addressing the needs of Hoosier students while fostering the active involvement of families and the community in their school.

“When families are engaged, students succeed,” said Ritz. “As an educator for more than 30 years, I have seen firsthand the impact that families can have on a child’s education. That is why I am honored to recognize forty-four exemplary schools today for their dedication to their students, families and communities in providing a welcoming and supportive environment for a high-quality education.”

Family Friendly Schools must demonstrate a commitment to addressing the academic, physical, emotional and social needs of their students while providing needed resources and fostering the active involvement of families both in school and in the community. Schools are identified through a rigorous application process and must excel at involving families and community members in student education.

This is the second year of the Family Friendly Schools Designation. In the first year of the program, sixteen schools received the designation.

The 2016-17 Family Friendly Schools are listed below. Schools marked with an asterisk also received this designation for 2015-16.

  • Brookview Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Career Academy High School (South Bend)
  • Center for Inquiry #2 (Indianapolis)
  • Center for Inquiry #27 (Indianapolis) *
  • Center for Inquiry #84 (Indianapolis) *
  • Christ the King Catholic School (Indianapolis) *
  • Cold Spring School (Indianapolis)
  • Concord East Side Elementary School (Elkhart) *
  • Creston Intermediate Academy (Indianapolis)
  • Creston Middle School (Indianapolis)
  • Daniel Webster School #46 (Indianapolis)
  • Eastridge Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Frank O’Bannon Elementary School (Hammond)
  • Geist Montessori Academy (McCordsville)
  • Grassy Creek Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Greensburg Elementary School (Greensburg)
  • Hawthorne Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Jonas E Salk Elementary School (Merrillville) *
  • Lake Prairie Elementary School (Lowell)
  • Lakeside Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Liberty Park Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Lincoln Elementary School (Huntington) *
  • Lowell Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Lowell Senior High School (Lowell)
  • Lowell Middle School (Lowell)
  • New Haven Intermediate School (New Haven)
  • New Haven Primary School (New Haven)
  • Oak Hill Elementary School (Lowell)
  • Pennville Elementary School (Pennville)
  • Pleasant Run Elementary School (Indianapolis) *
  • Raymond Park Middle School (Indianapolis)
  • Raymond Park Intermediate School (Indianapolis) *
  • Rykers Ridge Elementary School (Madison) *
  • Silver Creek Primary School (Sellersburg)
  • Stonybrook Intermediate Academy (Indianapolis)
  • Stonybrook Middle School (Indianapolis)
  • Sunny Heights Elementary School (Indianapolis)
  • Three Creeks Elementary School (Lowell)
  • Tri-County Primary School (Remington)
  • Warren Central High School (Indianapolis)
  • Washington Irving School #14 (Indianapolis)
  • Washington STEM Academy (Warsaw)
  • Westville High School (Westville)
  • White River Valley Elementary School (Worthington)

Additional information about Family Friendly Schools can be found on the Department’s website: www.doe.in.gov/familyfriendly.

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