Discovery Charter School

800 Canonie Dr
Chesterton, IN 46304
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 512 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Discovery Charter School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 43%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : Top 50% in IN
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Discovery Charter School's student population of 512 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
512 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Charter School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Discovery Charter School is 0.54, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
#589 out of 1755 schools
(Top 50%)
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44%
36%
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48%
43%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
14%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
65%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Charter School's ranking?
Discovery Charter School is ranked #589 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Discovery Charter School often compared to?
Discovery Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brummitt Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
How many students attend Discovery Charter School?
512 students attend Discovery Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Discovery Charter School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Charter School?
Discovery Charter School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Discovery Charter School offer ?
Discovery Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Discovery Charter School part of?
Discovery Charter School is part of Discovery Charter School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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