East Chicago Central High School

1401 East 144th Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
East Chicago Central High School serves 1,131 students in grades 9-12.
East Chicago Central 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 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (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 53% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

East Chicago Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

East Chicago Central High School's student population of 1,131 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,131 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Rankings

East Chicago Central 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 East Chicago Central High School is 0.52, 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
#1220 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
51%
12%
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Black
47%
13%
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White
1%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.520.51
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Graduation Rate
71%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool City Of East Chicago School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to East Chicago Central High School is Hammond Academy Of Science & Technical (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George Washington Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benjamin Harrison Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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