Indianapolis Public Schools School District

120 E Walnut St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Indianapolis Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Indiana for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 57 public schools serving 22,115 students in Indianapolis Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
Public Schools in Indianapolis Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Indiana public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 20% (versus the 43% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
57 Schools
1,914 Schools
# Students
22,115 Students
1,033,082 Students
# Teachers
1,662 Teachers
65,168 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Indianapolis Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 391 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 64% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IN)
Overall District Rank
#338 out of 392 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Indianapolis Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Indianapolis Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indianapolis Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
70%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Indianapolis Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.54
# American Indian Students
27 Students
1,734 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
167 Students
28,870 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
7,521 Students
139,934 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
14%
# Black Students
8,498 Students
133,725 Students
% Black Students
38%
13%
# White Students
4,666 Students
673,004 Students
% White Students
21%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
948 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,228 Students
54,867 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
793
20,813
# Students in K Grade:
1,739
76,325
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,798
74,314
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,808
75,414
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,727
74,063
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,778
75,161
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,716
75,204
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,778
76,895
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,680
79,253
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,687
81,588
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,554
83,530
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,434
80,978
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,280
78,799
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,310
79,154
# Ungraded Students:
33
1,591

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,830 is higher than the state median of $13,179. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,499 is higher than the state median of $12,810. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IN)
Total Revenue
$527 MM
$13,615 MM
This chart display total revenue of Indianapolis Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$542 MM
$13,234 MM
This chart display total spending of Indianapolis Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,830
$13,179
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Indianapolis Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,499
$12,810
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Best Indianapolis Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Center For Inquiry School 84
Math: 64% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
440 E 57th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4284
Grades: K-8
| 446 students
Rank: #33.
Center For Inquiry School 70
Math: 37% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
510 East 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4270
Grades: K-8
| 453 students
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
Shortridge High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3401 N Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 226-2810
Grades: 9-12
| 1,024 students
Rank: #66.
George Washington Carver School 87
Magnet School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2411 Indpls Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 226-4287
Grades: PK-8
| 403 students
Rank: #77.
Ips/butler Lab At William Bell 60
Magnet School
Math: 28% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3330 N Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4369
Grades: PK-8
| 558 students
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
Center For Inquiry School 27
Math: 25% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
545 E 19th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-4227
Grades: PK-8
| 508 students
Rank: #1010.
Emmerich Manual High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2405 Madison Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 217-1983
Grades: 11-12
| 225 students
Rank: #1111.
William Mckinley School 39
Math: 23% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1733 Spann Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4239
Grades: PK-6
| 368 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
George W Julian School 57
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5435 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 226-4257
Grades: K-8
| 170 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Paul I Miller School 114
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2251 S Sloan Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4114
Grades: PK-6
| 237 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Raymond F Brandes School 65
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4065 Asbury St
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 226-4265
Grades: PK-6
| 196 students
Rank: #1515.
Arsenal Technical High School
Math: 6% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 693-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,122 students
Rank: #1616.
Crispus Attucks High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1140 Dr M Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,143 students
Rank: #1717.
Theodore Potter School 74
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4274
Grades: K-6
| 271 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Ips/butler Lab At Eliza Blaker 55
Math: 12% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1349 E 54th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4255
Grades: PK-8
| 403 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Lew Wallace School 107
Math: 12% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3307 Ashway Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4107
Grades: K-6
| 502 students
Rank: #2020.
Edison School Of The Arts 47
Magnet School
Math: 8% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
777 White River Pkwy W Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 226-4992
Grades: K-8
| 600 students
Rank: #2121.
Jonathan Jennings School 109
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6150 Gateway Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 226-4109
Grades: K-6
| 285 students
Rank: #2222.
James A Garfield School 31
Math: 9% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Lincoln St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 226-4231
Grades: K-8
| 255 students
Rank: #2323.
Frederick Douglass School 19
Math: 9% | Reading: 13%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2020 Dawson St
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4219
Grades: PK-8
| 450 students
Rank: #2424.
George Washington High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2215 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 693-5555
Grades: 9-12
| 910 students
Rank: #2525.
Carl Wilde School 79
Math: 10% | Reading: 10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5002 W 34th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4279
Grades: K-6
| 592 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Ernie Pyle School 90
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3351 W 18th St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4290
Grades: PK-6
| 275 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Floro Torrence School 83
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5050 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 226-4283
Grades: PK-6
| 191 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Francis W Parker School 56
Magnet School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2353 Columbia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4256
Grades: PK-8
| 307 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Meredith Nicholson School 96
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3651 N Kiel Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4296
Grades: PK-6
| 381 students
Rank: #3030.
William Penn School 49
Math: 9% | Reading: 9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1720 W Wilkins St
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 226-4249
Grades: PK-8
| 542 students
Rank: #3131.
H L Harshman Middle School
Math: 3% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4101
Grades: 7-8
| 541 students
Rank: #3232.
Cold Spring School
Magnet School
Math: 8% | Reading: 9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3650 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4155
Grades: K-8
| 423 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Anna Brochhausen School 88
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5801 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
(317) 226-4288
Grades: PK-6
| 254 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Christian Park School 82
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4700 English Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4282
Grades: K-6
| 262 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Eleanor Skillen School 34
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1410 Wade St
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4234
Grades: PK-6
| 341 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Indianapolis Public Schools School District?
Indianapolis Public Schools School District manages 57 public schools serving 22,115 students.
What is the rank of Indianapolis Public Schools School District?
Indianapolis Public Schools School District is ranked #340 out of 391 school districts in Indiana (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Indiana school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%), Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Indianapolis Public Schools School District?
38% of Indianapolis Public Schools School District students are Black, 34% of students are Hispanic, 21% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Indianapolis Public Schools School District?
Indianapolis Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is lower than the Indiana state average of 16:1.
What is Indianapolis Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $24,499 is higher than the state median of $12,810. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 57 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 22,115 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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