Top 10 Best Indiana Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 blue ribbon public middle schools serving 14,518 students in Indiana.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Indiana are Creekside Middle School, Merle Sidener Gifted Academy and Brownsburg West Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Indiana blue ribbon public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the Indiana public middle school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Indiana public middle school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Indiana Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Creekside Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3525 W 126th St
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 733-6420
Grades: 6-8
| 1,280 students
Rank: #22.
Merle Sidener Gifted Academy
Math: 68% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2424 Kessler Blvd E Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4259
Grades: 2-8
| 314 students
Rank: #33.
Brownsburg West Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1555 S Odell St
Brownsburg, IN 46112
(317) 852-3143
Grades: 6-8
| 999 students
Rank: #44.
West Lafayette Jr/sr High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1105 N Grant St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 746-0400
Grades: 7-12
| 1,100 students
Rank: #55.
Discovery Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10050 Brummitt Rd
Granger, IN 46530
(574) 674-6010
Grades: 6-8
| 836 students
Rank: #66.
Morgan Township Middle/high School
Math: 58% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
299 S Sr 49
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-5883
Grades: 6-12
| 433 students
Rank: #77.
Zionsville Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
900 N Ford Rd
Zionsville, IN 46077
(317) 873-2426
Grades: 5-8
| 1,225 students
Rank: #88.
Clay Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5150 E 126th St
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 844-7251
Grades: 6-8
| 1,414 students
Rank: #99.
Leo Junior/senior High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14600 Amstutz Rd
Leo, IN 46765
(260) 446-0180
Grades: 7-12
| 1,391 students
Rank: #1010.
Hamilton Se Int And Jr High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12278 Cyntheanne Rd
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 594-4120
Grades: 5-8
| 1,226 students
Rank: #1111.
Carmel Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 S Guilford Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 846-7331
Grades: 6-8
| 1,143 students
Rank: #1212.
Speedway Junior High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5151 W 14th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-3359
Grades: 7-8
| 315 students
Rank: #1313.
Paramount Brookside
Charter School
Math: 47% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3020 Nowland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 775-6660
Grades: K-8
| 842 students
Rank: #1414.
South Ripley Junior High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1589 S Benham Rd
Versailles, IN 47042
(812) 689-0909
Grades: 7-8
| 169 students
Rank: #1515.
Center For Inquiry School 2
Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
725 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-4202
Grades: K-8
| 439 students
Rank: #1616.
Lasalle Academy
Math: 23% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 W Elwood
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-4700
Grades: 6-8
| 457 students
Rank: #1717.
Rousseau Mcclellan School 91
Magnet School
Math: 28% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5111 Evanston Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4291
Grades: PK-8
| 539 students
Rank: #1818.
Charles A Tindley Accelerated School
Charter School
Math: 10% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3960 Meadows Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 545-1745
Grades: 7-12
| 396 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Indiana?
The top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Indiana include Creekside Middle School, Merle Sidener Gifted Academy and Brownsburg West Middle School.
How many blue ribbon public middle schools are located in Indiana?
18 blue ribbon public middle schools are located in Indiana.
What is the racial composition of students in Indiana?
Indiana blue ribbon public middle schools minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Indiana public middle schools average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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