Ben Davis High School

  • Ben Davis High School serves 3,195 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ben Davis High 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32%.

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School Overview

  • Ben Davis High School's student population of 3,195 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 192 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students3,195 students
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Total Classroom Teachers192 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ben Davis High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Ben Davis High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#1703 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:1n/a
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
27%
12%
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Black
36%
13%
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White
31%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.710.51
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Graduation Rate
82%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameM S D Wayne Township School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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