Signature School

Signature School is a charter high school located in downtown Evansville, Indiana on the Main Street walkway. The school first opened in 2002 as Indiana's first public charter high school. It has been consistently ranked, by a number of publications, as one of the top high schools in the United States.

Signature School is part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. Classes offer a combination of both AP and IB credits. Foreign languages offered at the charter school include French, German and Spanish. The student-to-teacher ratio is 20 to 1. 

In 2017, the Washington Post named Signature “the third most challenging high school in the U.S.". U.S. News and World Report ranked the school the 21st best public high school in the U.S., the sixth best charter, and number one school in the Midwest in 2013. The Daily Beast named Signature the 5th best high school in America in its list entitled "Top High Schools 2014". In addition, Signature School has been declared a Blue Ribbon School.

Signature School strives to meet the needs of self-motivated learners in a progressive environment driven by global concerns. It emphasizes rigor and excellence in academics, the arts, integrated technologies, and community service.

Its current rankings from 
2019-20 are as follows:

  • #1 most challenging HS in nation by Jay Mathews Challenge Index, 2020
  • #15 in nation by US News & World Report, 2020
  • #3 charter HS in nation by US News & World Report, 2020
  • #1 in Indiana by US News & World Report, 2020


The Signature School is a Public university located in Evansville.
The current president of Signature School is Jean Hitchcock.

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