Indianapolis School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 65 public schools serving 27,630 students in Indianapolis School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
Public Schools in Indianapolis School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Indiana public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Indianapolis School District are Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, Center For Inquiry School 84 and Center For Inquiry School 2. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Indianapolis School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Indiana.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Indianapolis 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Indianapolis School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
65 Schools
1,917 Schools
# Students
27,630 Students
1,047,222 Students
# Teachers
2,184 Teachers
60,737 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Indianapolis School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 369 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 75% has increased from 61% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IN)
Overall District Rank
#347 out of 379 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Indianapolis   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Indianapolis   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indianapolis   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
75%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Indianapolis   School District and public school graduation rate of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.67
0.51
# American Indian Students
36 Students
2,088 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
185 Students
25,441 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
7,762 Students
124,991 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
12%
# Black Students
12,639 Students
131,224 Students
% Black Students
46%
13%
# White Students
5,695 Students
711,646 Students
% White Students
20%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
10 Students
800 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,303 Students
50,965 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
914
18,972
# Students in K Grade:
2,431
77,589
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,446
75,895
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,527
76,103
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,575
78,337
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,781
79,819
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,630
79,703
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,478
79,098
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,702
78,192
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,512
79,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,746
80,310
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,555
80,107
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,290
82,817
# Students in 12th Grade:
998
79,244
# Ungraded Students:
45
1,678

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,638 is higher than the state median of $12,551. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,492 is higher than the state median of $11,226. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IN)
Total Revenue
$487 MM
$17 MM
This chart display total revenue of Indianapolis   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$483 MM
$15 MM
This chart display total spending of Indianapolis   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,638
$12,551
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Indianapolis   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,492
$11,226
This chart display average spending per public school student in Indianapolis   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Indianapolis School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Merle Sidener Gifted Academy
Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2424 Kessler Blvd E Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4259
Grades: 2-8
| 357 students
Rank: #22.
Center For Inquiry School 84
Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
440 E 57th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4284
Grades: K-8
| 432 students
Rank: #33.
Center For Inquiry School 2
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
725 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-4202
Grades: K-8
| 430 students
Rank: #44.
George Washington Carver School 87
Magnet School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2411 Indpls Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 226-4287
Grades: PK-8
| 365 students
Rank: #55.
Ips/ Butler University Lab School 60
Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
3330 N Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4369
Grades: PK-7
| 556 students
Rank: #66.
Center For Inquiry School 70
Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
510 East 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4270
Grades: K-6
| 312 students
Rank: #77.
Shortridge High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3401 N Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 226-2810
Grades: 9-12
| 431 students
Rank: #88.
Rousseau Mcclellan School 91
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5111 Evanston Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4291
Grades: PK-8
| 532 students
Rank: #99.
Center For Inquiry School 27
Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
545 E 19th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-4227
Grades: PK-8
| 450 students
Rank: #1010.
Ernie Pyle School 90
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3351 W 18th St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4290
Grades: K-6
| 362 students
Rank: #1111.
George H Fisher School 93
Math: 40% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7151 E 35th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 226-4293
Grades: K-6
| 415 students
Rank: #1212.
Theodore Potter School 74
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1601 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4274
Grades: K-6
| 275 students
Rank: #1313.
William Mckinley School 39
Math: 31% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1733 Spann Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4239
Grades: PK-6
| 472 students
Rank: #1414.
Edison School Of The Arts 47
Magnet School
Math: 25% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
777 White River Pkwy W Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 226-4270
Grades: K-8
| 590 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Emma Donnan Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1202 East Troy Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 217-1979
Grades: K-6
| 260 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Paul I Miller School 114
Math: 27% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2251 S Sloan Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4114
Grades: PK-6
| 420 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Raymond F Brandes School 65
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4065 Asbury St
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 226-4265
Grades: PK-6
| 236 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Meredith Nicholson School 96
Math: 23% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3651 N Kiel Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4296
Grades: PK-6
| 357 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
William Penn School 49
Math: 23% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1720 W Wilkins St
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 226-4249
Grades: PK-7
| 658 students
Rank: #2020.
Eliza A Blaker School 55
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1349 E 54th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4255
Grades: PK-6
| 166 students
Rank: #2121.
James A Garfield School 31
Math: 22% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Lincoln St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 226-4231
Grades: K-8
| 402 students
Rank: #2222.
H L Harshman Middle School
Math: 15% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1501 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4101
Grades: 7-8
| 517 students
Rank: #2323.
Christian Park School 82
Math: 23% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4700 English Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4282
Grades: K-6
| 412 students
Rank: #2424.
George W Julian School 57
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5435 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 226-4257
Grades: K-7
| 171 students
Rank: #2525.
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School
Magnet School
Math: 3% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1140 Dr M Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 226-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 713 students
Rank: #2626.
Cold Spring School
Magnet School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3650 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4155
Grades: K-6
| 317 students
Rank: #2727.
Carl Wilde School 79
Math: 21% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5002 W 34th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4279
Grades: PK-6
| 643 students
Rank: #2828.
Anna Brochhausen School 88
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5801 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
(317) 226-4288
Grades: PK-6
| 315 students
Rank: #2929.
Thomas D Gregg School 15
Math: 20% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2302 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 226-4215
Grades: PK-6
| 536 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Floro Torrence School 83
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5050 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 226-4283
Grades: PK-6
| 263 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Jonathan Jennings School 109
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6150 Gateway Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 226-4109
Grades: K-6
| 282 students
Rank: #3232.
Lew Wallace School 107
Math: 18% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3307 Ashway Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 226-4107
Grades: PK-6
| 606 students
Rank: #3333.
Daniel Webster School 46
Math: 17% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 S Reisner
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 226-4246
Grades: K-8
| 412 students
Rank: #3434.
Francis W Parker School 56
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2353 Columbia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4256
Grades: PK-8
| 335 students
Rank: #3535.
Hw Longfellow Med/stem Magnet Midl
Magnet School
Math: 11% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
510 Laurel Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4228
Grades: 7-8
| 318 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 27,630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67

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