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Strategic Expansion

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As the Town of Avon and Washington Township have grown, student enrollment in Avon Schools has grown, too. In recent decades, our corporation's strategy has been to manage growth by maximizing each square foot of our school buildings. Leaders have worked to control costs by expanding existing schools and using temporary classrooms before building new. Finally, leaders have attempted to minimize disruption to students, families, and employees by only making changes when necessary.

It's time to grow.

The information on this page looks into the past to tell the story of sustainable, strategic growth in Avon Schools. It also looks into the future to show how district leaders are making room for more through renovation and expansion projects at our current schools plus the construction of a new middle school.

What's changing in Avon Schools?

At the beginning of the 2025-26 school year:

Keep reading to learn more about our enrollment numbers and the steps district leaders took — with input from students, employees, and community members — to choose a strategic growth model that would allow us to make room for more.

If you have questions, or if you'd like to know more, contact the Avon Schools Administration Center at (317) 544-6000.

Strategic Growth Video Series

Demographic studies tell us we can expect enrollment in Avon Schools to grow by at least 1,600 students in the next decade. 

In this series of short videos, district leaders reveal the chosen strategic growth plan for Avon Schools and discuss our growing student enrollment numbers, the need for expansion, three options for strategic growth, and how it all can be accomplished with no impact to taxpayers or use of referendum funds.

What to Expect as Avon Schools Grows Together

Over the course of four short videos, Avon Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham explains this era of strategic growth, financial considerations, what's to come with Avon Middle School West and our two intermediate schools, and what work will be done to prepare our school corporation's staff, students, and families for the beginning of the 2025-26 school year.

Student Enrollment History & Projection

Avon student enrollment has been growing at a steady rate since the early 1990s, and it shows no signs of stopping. After crossing the 10,000-student threshold for the first time in the 2020-21 school year, enrollment is projected to eclipse 12,000 in the 2030-31 school year.

2021 Demographic Study

February 2021 Demographics update

Enrollment growth projections always present challenges for school corporations. However, as districts all over the Indiana struggle with declining enrollment, the Avon community and Avon Schools continue to be a place that more families want to call home. 

Susan Brudvig, PhD, previously compiled comprehensive demographic reports for ACSC in 2015 and 2018. At the Board of School Trustees meeting on February 8, 2021, Dr. Brudvig presented updated findings and projections. You can watch video of her presentation, view her slide deck, and get more information below.  

We are grateful for Dr. Brudvig's work. Her insights are helping us plan for a future that supports enrollment projections and continued excellence in Avon Schools.

The major findings from Dr. Brudvig's report are:

  • In Avon/Washington Township, housing permits are the highest they have been since 2006, while births have remained steady. 
  • Total K-12 enrollment base forecast is projected to increase 2,011 students in the next 10 years (2020-21 K-12 enrollment = 9,899 students; 2030-31 base forecast K-12 enrollment = 11,910 students). 
  • Growth at Avon High School has trended above the high forecast from the 2018 demographic study. The updated base forecast projects total AHS enrollment will increase 891 students in the next 10 years (2020-21 AHS enrollment = 3,269 students; 2030-31 base forecast AHS enrollment = 4,160 students). In the new base forecast, AHS is projected to reach 4,000 students in the 2028-29 school year. 

Presentation

Slide Deck

30 Years of Strategic Expansion

Looking back at how Avon Schools has grown from a district of 3,000 students with two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school in 1990 to where we are today demonstrates ACSC's strategic approach to expansion.

Did You Know?

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Avon Community School Corporation was the third-fastest-growing school district in Indiana by net enrollment increase during the pandemic years of 2019-2021 (Indiana Department of Education).


temporary classrooms

Temporary classrooms are a short-term solution to manage growing enrollment while maintaining optimal class sizes. In 2021-22, 5 units were in use (3 at Hickory and 2 at AIS East). At the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, we added 7 more for a total of 12 (4 at AIS West, 1 at Maple, 1 at Cedar, and 1 at Pine Tree).


10,500 students

The 2022-23 school year was the first in Avon's history that began with more than 10,500 students enrolled from preschool through 12th grade.


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Because debt from previous building projects is being paid off, all renovation and expansion projects are being completed with no impact to the taxpayer or use of referendum funds.