The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township serves 12,300 students on Indianapolis’s east side. The district includes nine elementary schools, three intermediate academies serving grades five and six, three middle schools, a high school, and an alternative school. In addition, Warren has an early childhood center and a career center.
Students of color comprise a majority of Warren’s students, who come from diverse and generally high-poverty households. About half are black, a third white, and ten percent Latino. More than seventy percent of students are eligible for free or reduced price meals, and one in four families with children live below the poverty line.