Purdue Polytechnic High School Downtown

Purdue Polytechnic High School Downtown is currently located on the fourth floor of Circle Centre Mall in the heart of downtown Indianapolis with easy access to downtown amenities, transportation and businesses.

Plans are underway for the renovation of the historic PR Mallory building on the city’s Near East side, which will serve as the permanent home for Purdue Polytechnic High School by the 2020-2021 school year. The high school will feature open, collaborative space, a dedicated makerspace and ample work space for prototyping and project work.


Downtown Campus


3029 E Washington St., Indianapolis, IN


Principal:  Shatoya Ward


Public Transit Options: Students can take public transportation, including IndyGo, to the Julia M. Carson Transit Center on Washington Street. Students can walk four blocks west on Washington Street (less than .5 miles) to Circle Centre Mall and Purdue Polytechnic High School.

Pick Up/Drop Off: Students can be dropped off and picked up on Illinois Street in front of PF Chang’s restaurant. If you want to meet your student in the building, you can park your car in the loading zone for a short period of time, enter the doors to the mall and take the elevators to the fourth floor.

Parking: If you are driving to Purdue Polytechnic High School and require parking for more than 20 minutes, you can park in any of the garages that connect to Circle Centre Mall: Moon Garage (West Georgia Street), Sun Garage (West Maryland Street) and World of Wonders Garage (North Illinois). You may also find street metered parking.


Purdue Polytechnic High School Downtown is enrolling incoming 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year. Starting with the 2020-21 school year, Purdue Polytechnic High School Downtown will serve students in grades 9 through 12.

Downtown Location

About our future location:

Purdue Polytechnic High School will be in its permanent location in the historic PR Mallory Building starting with the 2020-2021 school year. Located on the east side of Indianapolis, the PR Mallory Building is undergoing $36 million in renovations with support from The Mind Trust and the City of Indianapolis. The long-vacant factory will be revitalized into a four-story, 120,000-square-foot complex and serve as the permanent home for Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Schools of Excellence’s new campus, Paramount Englewood.

“The development at P.R. Mallory will take us to the next level in terms of marrying our school model with a physical school space. We could not ask for a better combination of community partners to make our vision a reality.”