Emmerich Manual High School

Welcome to Emmerich Manual High School.


EMHS is the premier environment for learning in Indianapolis. Students, staff, and the community are offered a sense of purpose, tradition, pride, and achievement through life-long learning, character development, and culture of excellence. EMHS promises to serve all students to the highest level of their potential on their way to college and career readiness.


Our vision is one that welcomes diversity in culture and in learning by providing inclusive educational opportunities while placing students first and developing citizenship through community involvement, partnership, and service.

Emmerich Manual High School will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Emmerich Manual High School students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.

Latest School News

  • Emmerich Manual High School Special Ed Teacher Wins Prestigious Award

    Jacob Tandy Wins the Teacher of Excellence Award

    Indianapolis, IND (Nov. 26, 2013) – Jacob Tandy is just an ordinary teacher. An ordinary teacher, that is, who does extraordinary things with extraordinary students. Jake Tandy is a special needs teacher at Emmerich Manual High School and his nomination was selected among more than 30 to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award from StudentsFirst Indiana. Tandy is the only nominee selected from one of Indiana’s turnaround schools and is also the only special needs teacher.

    According to Brent Kent, StudentsFirst Indiana state director, teachers who received this award serve as an example of greatness for countless students.

    “The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients exemplify greatness in education,” said Kent. “Each of our individual successes can be traced back to the work of an outstanding teacher. Countless students will be able to trace their success to this group of teachers and we appreciate the opportunity to recognize them for their work.”

    Tandy’s nomination from Emmerich Manual High School Principal Byron Ernest praised his ability to build relationships with students who may not have positive male role models in their lives.

    “The students we serve are in tremendous need of an adult male role model like Mr. Tandy,” wrote Ernest in his nomination. “He is a remarkable man of character and does a great job forming the necessary relationships with our students to help them be successful.”

    In addition to a special recognition day at the Statehouse during the 2014 legislative session, Tandy will receive $100 gift certificate for classroom supplies.


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