• Alert:

    Pike Family,

    Out of extreme caution for our staff and students, all MSD of Pike Township schools will start on August 11, 2020, with remote or virtual learning until Labor Day at which time a review of COVID-19 data will be used to determine whether schools can open for in-person instruction. Due to our delayed start, expect adjustments to our previously scheduled Fall and Thanksgiving Break schedules.
     
    If it becomes necessary to pause in-person learning at any time, we will move to remote learning.

    Click here to see our 2020-2021 Back To School Plan in English

    Click here to see our 2020-2021 Back To School Plan in Spanish

    Questions may be submitted via [email protected]

     

    In order to complete the 2020-21 Return to School Form, please log in to your Skyward Family Access account. Please note, you will not be able to access the form by logging in via a student account. If you need assistance with login or form completion, please contact your child’s school. The default option for families who do not make a selection by July 24th will be the in-person option.

    To change your selection prior to July 24th:

    Select “Online Form” from the Home Menu on the left

    Click “View”

    Select “Mark as not completed and make changes” at the top of the form

    Click on “Custom Form” on the right side and make desired changes

    After finished, click “Submit 20-2021 Return to School Form” button

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Community Overview

Pike Township is a residential suburban community of approximately 72,000 people and an assessed valuation of $3.7 billion, resulting in one of the lowest tax rates in the state of Indiana. It is home to families with diverse social, cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. 
 
Pike Township is recognized as a richly diverse community throughout the State of Indiana. The township itself is comparatively young and getting younger as households with children replace aging empty nesters. The median age of Pike Township residents is 32, with the age group of 25-34 representing nearly 21% of the population. Our ethnicity is represented with a population comprised of 58% Caucasian residents, 32% African American residents, 6% Latino/Hispanic families, and 4% Asian/Pacific Islander community members. 
 
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, from 1970 to 2000, Pike Township has grown 377.4%, compared to a total gain among the nine townships in Marion County of 8.4%. From 1991 to 2001, Pike Township schools increased by 98% in the number of students enrolled.
 
The Pike community has a well-balanced mix of light industry and varied retail and shopping plazas that offer a variety of dining, entertainment, and employment opportunities.
 
Pike Township residents enjoy close proximity to all the excitement of downtown Indianapolis. A 15 minute drive enables Pike residents to access the Indianapolis International Airport and take advantage of various cultural, recreational, social, and sporting events in the nation’s 12th largest city.
   
Eagle Creek Park located in the northwest corner, provides a 5,000-acre nature facility for hiking, fishing, sailing, and skiing. It also includes a 27-hole golf course, bird sanctuary, archery range, woodland/wildlife preserve, and plenty of outdoor space for family activities. 
 
Park 100, one of the country’s largest industrial, technological, and office complexes is located at the 71st Street Technology Corridor. Park 100 is home to several major companies including: Escient, Langham, Dow AgroSciences, Pearson, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and the Indianapolis Star Distribution Center.
 
The Indianapolis Colt’s Training Complex, is located on 56th Street, adjacent to the Pike Youth Soccer Fields. The Pike Soccer Fields have state-of-the-art facilities which serve more than 3,500 Pike Township youth.

The Community Legacy of Educational Achievement and Responsibility Center (C.L.E.A.R.), located at Lincoln Middle School - 5353 W. 71st Street (Door 1A South, Room 113), is open Monday-Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Spanish-speaking translators are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m. The C.L.E.A.R. Center is a computer lab, resource center, and conference facility where parents and students can take free computer training classes, access student academic records and work on homework with their students. It features 24 state-of-the-art computers equipped with various software programs and tutoring programs for student and community use and full-time programming and technical support staff is provided. 
 
·The MSD of Pike Township is the largest employer in Pike Township, with 1,357 employees.
 
The Pike Performing Arts Center (PPAC), located on the Pike High School campus, is a state-of-the-art facility that seats almost 1,500 in the auditorium and 150 in the studio theatre. Open since 1996, it provides educational programs for students and a subscription series of professional touring productions for the Indianapolis community.