Ben Davis High School

  • Ben Davis High School serves 3,066 students in grades 10-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the IN average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Ben Davis High School operates within the M S D Wayne Township School District.
  • M S D Wayne Township School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the IN state average of 81%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 3066 students has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 181 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 3,066 students
Ben Davis High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ben Davis High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 181 teachers
Ben Davis High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Ben Davis High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 19:1
Ben Davis High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
Ben Davis High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
20%
11%
Ben Davis High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
38%
12%
Ben Davis High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
37%
70%
Ben Davis High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ben Davis High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
5%
Ben Davis High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ben Davis High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.68 0.27
Ben Davis High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
61%
41%
Ben Davis High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
8%
8%
Ben Davis High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • M S D Wayne Township School District's student population of 15,673 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,742 is higher than the state average of $11,417. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,297 is higher than the state average of $10,528. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name M S D Wayne Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
3
Number of Students Managed 15,673 1,465
M S D Wayne Township School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 81%
M S D Wayne Township School District Graduation Rate (2002-2010)
District Total Revenue $234 MM $17 MM
M S D Wayne Township School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $211 MM $15 MM
M S D Wayne Township School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,742 $11,417
M S D Wayne Township School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,297 $10,528
M S D Wayne Township School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  2/22/2014
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
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