New Palestine High School

New Palestine High School serves 1,079 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
New Palestine High School operates within the Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 1079 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2012)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,079 students
New Palestine High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
New Palestine High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade New Palestine High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 17:1
New Palestine High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
New Palestine High School Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
9%
New Palestine High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
n/a
13%
White
97%
71%
New Palestine High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups New Palestine High School Sch Ethnicity New Palestine High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.06 0.45
New Palestine High School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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.
9%
41%
New Palestine High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
3%
8%
New Palestine High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,243 students has grown by 398% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
4
Number of Students Managed 3,243 1,517
Southern Hancock County Com  Corp School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 79%
Southern Hancock County Com  Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $39 MM $21 MM
Southern Hancock County Com  Corp School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $31 MM $18 MM
Southern Hancock County Com  Corp School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $60,011 $13,002
Southern Hancock County Com  Corp School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $47,583 $11,056
Southern Hancock County Com  Corp School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Franklin Central High School (7.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Doe Creek Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Palestine Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • New Palestine New Palestine Elementary School
    4801 South 500 West
    New Palestine , IN , 46163
    (317)861-5287
    0.4  mi  |  592  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • New Palestine Sugar Creek Elementary School
    2337 South 600 West
    New Palestine , IN , 46163
    (317)861-6747
    2.4  mi  |  686  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • New Palestine Doe Creek Middle School
    2279 South 600 West
    New Palestine , IN , 46163
    (317)861-4487
    2.4  mi  |  561  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Indianapolis Creston Intermediate Academy
    10925 East Prospect St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46239
    (317)869-1327
    5  mi  |  603  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Indianapolis Creston Middle School
    10925 East Prospect St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46239
    (317)532-6800
    5  mi  |  604  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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