7555 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Belzer Middle School serves 1,132 students in grades 7-8.
Belzer Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 1,132 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Belzer Middle School's student population of 1,132 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
1,132 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Belzer Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Belzer Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1456 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
13%
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Black
52%
13%
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White
13%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% IN state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% IN state average).

How many students attend Belzer Middle School?

1,132 students attend Belzer Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

52% of Belzer Middle School students are Black, 27% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Belzer Middle School?

Belzer Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 16:1.

What grades does Belzer Middle School offer ?

Belzer Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

School Reviews

5   6/29/2020
I like this school ever since I first went to this school. I was nervous, but I found that their were kind people not judged people and I only went to this school for 2-3 weeks and then COVID - happened and not only that Belzer has improved my learning and my attitude and is fun.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - riyah

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 1,132 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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