Shortridge Middle School emphasizes the academic, social, emotional and physical development of students in grades seven and eight. The school serves more than 955 students annually. It offers classes in math, social studies, science and language arts. Shortridge Middle School s extracurricular activities include music and dance. It provides special education programs for students with learning difficulties. The school also offers guidance counseling services. It operates a library media center that provides reference materials. The school additionally offers several magnet programs. Shortridge Middle School is a part of Indianapolis Public Schools, which serves over 30,000 students. The district s schools provide membership options in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.