North Central High School

North Central High School serves 3,597 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
North Central High School operates within the M S D Washington Township School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is lower than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 3597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 200 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,597 students
North Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 200 teachers
North Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade North Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more 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 18:1 17:1
North Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
North Central High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
10%
9%
North Central High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
40%
13%
North Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
39%
71%
North Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups North Central High School Sch Ethnicity North Central 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.
0.68 0.45
North Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
37%
41%
North Central 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.
7%
8%
North Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,939 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name M S D Washington Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
4
Number of Students Managed 11,939 1,517
M S D Washington Township School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 75% 79%
District Total Revenue $141 MM $21 MM
M S D Washington Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2008)
District Spending $118 MM $18 MM
M S D Washington Township School District Spending (1990-2008)
District Revenue / Student $196,824 $13,002
District Spending / Student $165,494 $11,056
M S D Washington Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2008)
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 J Everett Light Career Center (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is J Everett Light Career Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nora Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Indianapolis J Everett Light Career Center
    Vocational School
    1901 East 86th St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46240
    (317)259-5265
    Vocational School
    0.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Indianapolis Hilltop School
    1915 East 86th St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46240
    (317)254-5531
    0.2  mi  |  153  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Indianapolis Northview Middle School
    8401 Westfield Blvd
    Indianapolis , IN , 46240
    (317)259-5421
    0.3  mi  |  810  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Indianapolis Nora Elementary School
    1000 East 91st St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46240
    (317)844-5436
    0.9  mi  |  714  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Indianapolis Indiana Virtual School
    Charter School
    2206 East 96th St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46240
    (317)581-5355
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  9  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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