Ben Davis High School

Ben Davis High School serves 3,307 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% 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 68% graduation rate is lower than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 3307 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 192 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 3,307 students
Ben Davis High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 192 teachers
Ben Davis High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ben Davis High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 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 17:1 17:1
Ben Davis High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Ben Davis High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
14%
9%
Ben Davis High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
36%
13%
Ben Davis High School Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
71%
Ben Davis High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ben Davis High School Sch Ethnicity Ben Davis 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.
0.67 0.73
Ben Davis 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.
52%
41%
Ben Davis 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.
9%
8%
Ben Davis High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,585 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name M S D Wayne Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
4
Number of Students Managed 17,585 1,521
M S D Wayne Township School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 79%
M S D Wayne Township School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $213 MM n/a
M S D Wayne Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $194 MM n/a
M S D Wayne Township School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,850 $0
M S D Wayne Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,626 $0
M S D Wayne Township 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 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 Chapelwood Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Indianapolis Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center
    1150 North Girls School Rd
    Indianapolis , IN , 46214
    (317)227-4500
    0.1  mi  |  1185  students  |  Gr.  9
  • Indianapolis Chapelwood Elementary School
    1129 North Girls Sch Rd
    Indianapolis , IN , 46214
    (317)241-3507
    0.1  mi  |  835  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Indianapolis Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center
    7320 West 10th St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46214
    (317)227-2100
    0.3  mi  |  1209  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Indianapolis Achieve Virtual Education Academy
    1250 North High School Rd
    Indianapolis , IN , 46214
    (317)988-7144
    1.1  mi  |  196  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Indianapolis Westlake Elementary School
    271 North Sigsbee St
    Indianapolis , IN , 46214
    (317)244-9759
    1.1  mi  |  836  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 22, 2014 - 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

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
White Students are Now the Minority in U.S. Public Schools
Increasing birth rates among immigrant families from Asia and Central and South America, combined with lower birth rates among white families, means that for the first time in history, public school students in the United States are majority-minority. This shift in demographics poses difficulties for schools as they work to accommodate children of varying language abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Did You Know?
Indianapolis, IN public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.68, which is higher than the Indiana average of 0.29. The most diverse school in Indianapolis is Winchester Village Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Indiana or national school diversity statistics.