1155 S High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Ben Davis University High School serves 393 students in grades 10-12.
Ben Davis University 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 top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher 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 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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Ben Davis University High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Ben Davis University High School's student population of 393 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
393 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Ben Davis University High 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 Ben Davis University 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 Data
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State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1099 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
23%
12%
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Black
34%
13%
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White
35%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 5%)

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