Ben Davis High School

Ben Davis High School serves 3,098 students in grades 10 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the IN average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Ben Davis High School operates within the M S D Wayne Township School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is higher than the IN state average of 81%.

School Overview

The student population of 3098 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 191 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 3,098 students
Ben Davis High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ben Davis High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 191 teachers
Ben Davis High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ben Davis High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 18:1
Ben Davis High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
19%
10%
Ben Davis High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
38%
12%
Ben Davis High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
38%
71%
Ben Davis High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
5%
4%
Ben Davis High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Ben Davis High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.27
Ben Davis High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
59%
41%
Ben Davis High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
8%
Ben Davis High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 15,874 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,057 is higher than the state average of $12,273. The district revenue/student has grown by 31% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,881 is higher than the state average of $10,163. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name M S D Wayne Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
3
Number of Students Managed 15,874 1,472
M S D Wayne Township School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 81%
M S D Wayne Township School District Graduation Rate (2002-2010)
District Total Revenue $270 MM $19 MM
M S D Wayne Township School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $204 MM $16 MM
M S D Wayne Township School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $17,057 $12,273
M S D Wayne Township School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,881 $10,163
M S D Wayne Township School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • IndianapolisBen Davis Ninth Grade Center
    0.1 miles | Grades: 9 | 1226 students1150 North Girls School Rd
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)227-4500
    0.191226
  • IndianapolisChapelwood Elementary School
    0.1 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 727 students1129 North Girls Sch Rd
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)241-3507
    0.1KG-6727
  • IndianapolisChapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center
    0.3 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 1205 students7320 West 10th St
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)227-2100
    0.37-81205
  • IndianapolisAchieve Virtual Education Academy
    1.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 134 students1250 North High School Rd
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)988-7144
    1.19-12134
  • IndianapolisWestlake Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 797 students271 North Sigsbee St
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)244-9759
    1.1KG-6797

School Reviews

i love BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL CAUSE ITS THE ONLY SCHOOL I KNOW WHO HELPS CHILREN EARN THIER CREDITS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE IN NIGHT SCHOOL AND HAVE THE SAME RESPECT AS IF THEY WERE IN DAY SCHOOL
- Posted by Parent, 02/22/14

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