Owen Valley Community High School

622 West Sr 46,

Spencer, IN, 47460-9556

Tel: (812)829-2266
Grades: 9-12

833 students

Owen Valley Community High School serves 833 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 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%.
Owen Valley Community High School operates within the Spencer-owen Community s School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 833 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 833 students
Owen Valley Community High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Owen Valley Community High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Owen Valley Community High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 17:1
Owen Valley Community High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
9%
Owen Valley Community High School Hispanic (1991-2006)
Black
n/a
13%
Owen Valley Community High School Black (2004-2006)
White
97%
71%
Owen Valley Community High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Owen Valley Community High School Sch Ethnicity Owen Valley Community 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 0.73
Owen Valley Community High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
33%
41%
Owen Valley Community 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.
10%
8%
Owen Valley Community High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,762 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Spencer-owen Community s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed 2,762 1,521
Spencer-owen Community s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 65% 79%
Spencer-owen Community s School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $39 MM n/a
Spencer-owen Community s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $32 MM n/a
Spencer-owen Community s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,166 $0
Spencer-owen Community s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,603 $0
Spencer-owen Community s 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 Forest Hills Spec Education Coop (7.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Owen Valley Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spencer Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Spencer Owen Valley Middle School
    626 West St Hwy 46
    Spencer , IN , 47460
    (812)829-2249
    0  mi  |  458  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Spencer Spencer Elementary School
    151 Hillside Ave
    Spencer , IN , 47460
    (812)829-2253
    0.6  mi  |  664  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Spencer Mccormick's Creek Elementary School
    1601 Flatwoods Rd
    Spencer , IN , 47460
    (812)828-6000
    4.1  mi  |  388  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Stinesville Stinesville Elementary School
    7973 West Main St
    Stinesville , IN , 47464
    (812)876-2474
    6.8  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Gosport Gosport Elementary School
    9th St
    Gosport , IN , 47433
    (812)879-4694
    7  mi  |  207  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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