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
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 200 teachers
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
Hispanic
17%
10%
Black
37%
13%
White
41%
71%
Two or more races
5%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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
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%
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%

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
Graduation Rate 68% 79%
District Total Revenue $213 MM $21 MM
District Spending $194 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $13,850 $13,002
District Spending / Student $12,626 $11,056
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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