Noblesville’s 5-12 grades equipped with iPads

A student logs into a network on an iPad in school. (WISH Photo)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — As students head back to school, fifth-graders in Noblesville will be adapting to classroom time with iPads.

It’s all part of the 1:1 initiative in Noblesville and it’s a trend seen across central Indiana this year.

Noblesville leaders say every student in grades five through 12 will now have their own iPad. There’s a $70 rental fee for students in fifth through eighth grades and an $80 rental fee for high school students.

District leaders say the expectation is that the iPads will be used in all subjects and courses.

And Noblesville students are not alone. Greenfield-Central High School students will receive MacBook Air devices this year. And just last week, 24-Hour News 8 featured Avon’s STEP-UP program. Several grade levels are receiving HP Stream laptops as part of the program.

The tech trend is not expected to slow down soon. In 2014, venture funding for education technology reached $1.87 billion. It’s expected to hit $2 billion this year, according to a research firm that tracks education funding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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