Top 10 Best South Bend Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 41 public schools serving 19,170 students in South Bend, IN. South Bend has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Indiana.
The top ranked public schools in South Bend, IN are Swanson Primary Center, Lasalle Intermediate Academy and Kennedy Primary Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Bend, IN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Indiana public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in South Bend have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Indiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best South Bend, IN Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Swanson Primary Center
Math: 65% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
17677 Parker Dr
South Bend, IN 46635
(574) 393-2700
Grades: K-4
| 220 students
Rank: #22.
Lasalle Intermediate Academy
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2701 W Elwood
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-4700
Grades: 5-8
| 826 students
Rank: #33.
Kennedy Primary Academy
Math: 55% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
609 N Olive St
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-3100
Grades: K-4
| 642 students
Rank: #44.
Career Academy High School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3801 Crescent Circle
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 299-9800
Grades: 9-12
| 297 students
Rank: #55.
Adams High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
808 S Twyckenham Dr
South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 393-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,886 students
Rank: #66.
Riley High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1902 Fellows St
South Bend, IN 46613
(574) 393-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,172 students
Rank: #77.
Hamilton Traditional School
Math: 38% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1530 E Jackson Rd
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 393-2100
Grades: K-4
| 337 students
Rank: #88.
Tarkington Traditional Center
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3414 Hepler Rd
South Bend, IN 46635
(574) 393-3600
Grades: K-4
| 351 students
Rank: #99.
Jefferson Intermediate Center
Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
528 S Eddy St
South Bend, IN 46617
(574) 393-4100
Grades: 5-8
| 626 students
Rank: #1010.
Clay High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
19131 Darden Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
(574) 393-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,040 students
Rank: #1111.
Career Academy Middle School
Charter School
Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3801 Cresent Circle - Suite B
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 299-9800
Grades: 6-8
| 323 students
Rank: #1212.
Hay Primary Center
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
19685 Johnson Rd
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 393-2200
Grades: K-4
| 342 students
Rank: #1313.
Darden Primary Center
Math: 23% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
18645 Janet St
South Bend, IN 46637
(574) 243-7335
Grades: K-4
| 451 students
Rank: #1414.
Warren Primary Center
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
55400 Quince Rd
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 393-2800
Grades: K-4
| 235 students
Rank: #1515.
Nuner Primary Center
Math: 23% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2716 Pleasant St
South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 393-2600
Grades: PK-4
| 330 students
Rank: #1616.
Clay Intermediate Center
Math: 21% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
52900 Lily Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
(574) 393-4300
Grades: 5-8
| 433 students
Rank: #1717.
Marquette Montessori Academy
Magnet School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1818 Bergan St
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-2400
Grades: PK-3
| 451 students
Rank: #1818.
Washington High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4747 W Washington Ave
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 393-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 913 students
Rank: #1919.
Mckinley Primary Center
Math: 18% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
228 N Greenlawn Ave
South Bend, IN 46617
(574) 393-3300
Grades: K-4
| 394 students
Rank: #2020.
Lincoln Primary Center
Math: 20% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 E Calvert St
South Bend, IN 46613
(574) 393-2300
Grades: PK-4
| 500 students
Rank: #2121.
Wilson Primary Center
Math: 21% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
56660 Oak Rd
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 393-3700
Grades: K-4
| 405 students
Rank: #2222.
Success Academy Primary School
Charter School
Math: 19% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3408 Ardmore Trail
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 299-9800
Grades: K-5
| 644 students
Rank: #2323.
Edison Intermediate Center
Math: 11% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 Eisenhower Dr
South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 393-4400
Grades: 5-8
| 420 students
Rank: #2424.
Monroe Primary Center
Math: 14% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
312 Donmoyer Ave
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 393-2500
Grades: K-4
| 314 students
Rank: #2525.
Jackson Intermediate Center
Math: 8% | Reading: 13%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 S Miami Rd
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 393-4500
Grades: 5-8
| 427 students
Rank: #2626.
Muessel Primary Center
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 Blaine St
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-3400
Grades: PK-4
| 378 students
Rank: #2727.
Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
Math: 5% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4404 Elwood
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-3900
Grades: 5-8
| 650 students
Rank: #2828.
Navarre Intermediate Center
Math: 8% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4702 W Ford St
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 393-4600
Grades: 5-8
| 550 students
Rank: #2929.
Harrison Primary Center
Math: 8% | Reading: 8%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3302 Western Ave
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 393-3000
Grades: PK-4
| 626 students
Rank: #3030.
Madison S.t.e.a.m. Academy
Math: 10% | Reading: 7%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
832 N Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 393-3200
Grades: PK-4
| 460 students
Rank: #3131.
Coquillard Traditional School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1245 N Sheridan St
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 393-2000
Grades: PK-4
| 458 students
737 W Beale St
South Bend, IN 46616
(574) 393-3800
Grades: 4-8
| 431 students
Excel Center - South Bend
Charter School
2721 Kenwood Avenue
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 314-5570
Grades: 11-12
| 195 students
24702 Roosevelt Rd
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 393-4000
Grades: 5-8
| 194 students
Juvenile Justice Center
Alternative School
1000 S Michigan Ave
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-5437
Grades: 8-12
| 14 students
Show 6 more public schools in South Bend, IN (out of 41 total schools)
Loading...
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in South Bend, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Eggleston Center (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
19010 Adams Rd
South Bend, IN 46637
(574) 243-7305
Grades: 10-12
| 89 students
Madison Center (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
701 North Niles Ave
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 283-1761
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
4650 Old Cleveland Rd
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 232-8808
Grades: 7-12
| 84 students
1902 S Fellows St
South Bend, IN 46613
(574) 283-8500
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
215 South St Joseph St
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 283-8130
Grades: PK
| n/a students
530 E Ireland Rd Bldg B
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 287-3230
Grades: K-8
| 90 students

Recent Articles

Exchanging Hoops for Grades? Public Schools for Athletes
Learn about how some schools are catering specifically towards athletes, as well as how charter schools are providing students with opportunities to participate in sports.
Charter Schools: Inspired by Quakers?
Charter Schools: Inspired by Quakers?
Learn about the growing movement and educational philosophies that could create Quaker-inspired charter schools across the country.
Is Your School Spying on Your Child via Webcams?
Is Your School Spying on Your Child via Webcams?
Your public school may be spying on your child through webcams. Learn about the lawsuit charging a public school of spying and weigh in on the debate between a student's privacy and a school's right to utilize spyware.