Discovery Charter School

  • Discovery Charter School serves 506 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Discovery Charter School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.

Top Placements

Discovery Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Discovery Charter School's student population of 506 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students506 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Discovery Charter School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Charter School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Discovery Charter School is 0.43, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Discovery Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Discovery Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Discovery Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
6%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Discovery Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
74%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Discovery Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Discovery Charter School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.430.28
This chart display the diversity score of Discovery Charter School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Discovery Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Discovery Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDiscovery Charter School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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