On the far eastside of Indianapolis, John Marshall High School was one of three IPS high schools built in response to the rapid growth of Indianapolis suburbs in the 1950s and 60s. The school opened in September 1968 and saw its enrollment more than double in the first ten years.
Marshall offered its students many opportunities in both academic and vocational education, providing the first computer labs in the IPS system and winning an Excellence in Education Award from the United States Department of Education.
Declining enrollments brought about Marshall’s closure in 1986. Although the school reopened as a middle school in 1993, it gradually was converted to become John Marshall Community High School in 2008.
The Indianapolis Public Library and its digitization partner, IUPUI University Library, are happy to present this digital collection of John Marshall High School materials from the Indianapolis Special Collections Room of the Indianapolis Public Library published here with the generous funding of The Library Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation.