Ben Davis High School

Ben Davis High School serves 3,101 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% 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 3101 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 200 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 3,101 students
Ben Davis High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 200 teachers
Ben Davis High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Ben Davis High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 17:1
Ben Davis High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
17%
10%
Ben Davis High School Hispanic (1991-2013)
Black
37%
13%
Ben Davis High School Black (1988-2013)
White
41%
71%
Ben Davis High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
5%
4%
Ben Davis High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
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 0.26
Ben Davis High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
55%
42%
Ben Davis High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,051 students has grown by 10% 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
3
Number of Students Managed 17,051 1,469
M S D Wayne Township School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 68% 79%
M S D Wayne Township School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $213 MM $21 MM
M S D Wayne Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $194 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $13,850 $13,002
M S D Wayne Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,626 $11,056
M S D Wayne Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • IndianapolisBen Davis Ninth Grade Center
    1150 North Girls School Rd
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)227-4500
    0.1 mi | 1217 students | Gr. 9                      
  • IndianapolisChapelwood Elementary School
    1129 North Girls Sch Rd
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)241-3507
    0.1 mi | 676 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • IndianapolisChapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center
    7320 West 10th St
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)227-2100
    0.3 mi | 1178 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • IndianapolisAchieve Virtual Education Academy
    1250 North High School Rd
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)988-7144
    1.1 mi | 117 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • IndianapolisWestlake Elementary School
    271 North Sigsbee St
    IndianapolisIN 46214
    (317)244-9759
    1.1 mi | 800 students | Gr. KG-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

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