December 11, 2019

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About the District

Welcome to the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township

The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT) is located in the northern section of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marion County. It is a dynamic community with broad diversity in cultures, religions, ethnic groups, races, and socioeconomic levels. The district has been an educational leader in Indiana for the last 60 years and offers a comprehensive educational curriculum with special activities and programs geared to provide enrichment, exploration, and instructional support for students. It also provides excellent opportunities for students to participate in outstanding performing arts, fine arts, academic teams, publications, athletics, and other student activities.

Student Demographics

Black

White

Hispanic

Multi-Racial

Asian

  • 11,068 students
    • 4,806 Elementary School
    • 2,497 Middle School
    • 3,765 High School

  • 15 Schools:
    • 1 Preschool
    • 8 Elementary Schools
    • 3 Middle Schools
    • 1 High School
    • 1 Career Center
    • 1 Alternative School

An International Baccalaureate District

MSD Washington Township delivers instruction through the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework: the IB Primary Years Program in all eight elementary schools, the IB Middle Years Program in all three middle schools and North Central High School, and the IB Diploma Program also at North Central High School. This implementation of IB across all grade levels, makes MSDWT the first district in Indiana to offer IB to EVERY student, and one of only six districts in the world.

  • District Wide International Baccalaureate (IB) ALL students in ALL schools
  • 2,352,168 Square Feet of Facilities
  • 6 Support Facilities (Central Office, Transportation, Police Department, Maintenance, Warehouse, Tennis Center)
  • Over 1,600 employees (40% on contract hold a Master’s Degree or Higher)

Students By The Numbers

2,600

Student athletes (secondary schools)

2,184

Students receiving special education supports

1,600

Students as English language learners

1,398

Students served in high ability programming

77

Native languages spoken by students

Student Services

  • Dual language immersion classes offered at one elementary school (K)
  • Special services inclusive of: Special Education, English as a New Language (ENL), and High Ability Services
  • Each building has the support of a social worker and mental health provider to address the social and emotional needs of all students
  • The J. Everett Light Career Center serves 1,730 students and offers 25 career related programs
  • Alternative programs are available at True North Academy and Opportunity/Transition School for middle and high school students
  • The North Central Learning Center is available to ALL students throughout the school year, which provides tutoring and small group instruction
  • Every student has access to an individual technology device to enhance their learning experience
  • After school enrichment activities are abundant to students throughout the district

Staff By The Numbers

Teachers (42%)
School & Classroom Support (28%)
Transportation (10%)
Cafeteria (8%)
Custodial/Maintenance (5%)
Administration (4%)
Dept Chairs (1%)
Social Workers (<1%)
School Psychologists (<1%)

Mission & Vision

MSDWT provides quality education in award winning schools built on a foundation of outstanding educators, administrators, school board members, and supportive parents. Our mission to develop lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens by fostering the academic, creative, and social skills needed to achieve excellence in a multicultural environment. Our vision is “Superior Schools in a Supportive Community.”

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