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About Indiana

About Indiana

Indiana has a State Board of Education and a Secretary of Education. The State Board consists of 11 members 4-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • State Board Members: 11 Members; Appointed; 4-year term

  • Education Authorities: State Board of Ed; State Secretary of Education

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: Eric Holcomb

  • State Secretary of Education: Katie Jenner

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • The Indiana Department of Education reports that there are 1,847 public schools in the state. These schools have 1,112,611 students enrolled and 79,120 educators. Indiana is a diverse state, with students that speak over 290 languages.

    Indiana has six main options for schooling: traditional public school, public charter school, public magnet school, online school, private school, homeschool, and learning pods. Indiana restricts families from attending traditional public schools of their choice, but there may be exceptions due to special requests. For homeschooling, families are not required to notify the state. However, if they are withdrawing their children from another school, they should follow the school’s normal procedure.



Here we’ve collected links to additional resources so you can become better acquainted with your state system.