Ben Davis High School

  • Ben Davis High School serves 3,137 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 31%.

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School Overview

  • Ben Davis High School's student population of 3,137 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 192 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students3,137 students
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Total Classroom Teachers192 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ben Davis High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ben Davis High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1716 out of 1,767 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
24%
12%
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Black
35%
12%
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White
35%
69%
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ben Davis High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.700.29
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Graduation Rate
78%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ben Davis High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameM S D Wayne Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Our choice to enroll our kids at Ben Davis came after researching the AP/Honors courses available compared to other private high schools in the area. We knew the rich AP course offerings (20+ classes) coupled with the diverse student body were perfect for our family. And the decision has proven fruitful! Our kids were able to take advantage of the great academics, theatre/music programs, and strong athletic teams. Most importantly, our children experienced an environment where students from all socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, religions, and experiences came together. We wanted our children to have a real world school experience, not one where they were placed in a homogenous bubble of students. Ben Davis was just that and prepared our children to go into their universities and careers with the ability to move through and feel comfortable in different spaces and communities with ease. This is the foundation to empathy and understanding that we need in this world.
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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
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