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For the 2021 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 Lasalle Intermediate Academy, Tarkington Traditional Center 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 30% (versus the Indiana public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 62% 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).

Top South Bend, IN Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Lasalle Intermediate Academy Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2701 W Elwood
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 393-4700

    Grades: 5-8 | 826 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Tarkington Traditional Center Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3414 Hepler Rd
    South Bend, IN 46635
    (574) 393-3600

    Grades: K-4 | 351 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Kennedy Primary Academy Math: 61% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    609 N Olive St
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 393-3100

    Grades: K-4 | 642 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Hamilton Traditional School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1530 E Jackson Rd
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 393-2100

    Grades: K-4 | 337 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Career Academy High School Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3801 Crescent Circle
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 299-9800

    Grades: 9-12 | 297 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Career Academy Middle School Charter School
    Math: 43% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3801 Cresent Circle - Suite B
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 299-9800

    Grades: 6-8 | 323 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Nuner Primary Center Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2716 Pleasant St
    South Bend, IN 46615
    (574) 393-2600

    Grades: PK-4 | 330 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Adams High School Math: 32% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    808 S Twyckenham Dr
    South Bend, IN 46615
    (574) 393-5300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,886 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Darden Primary Center Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    18645 Janet St
    South Bend, IN 46637
    (574) 243-7335

    Grades: K-4 | 451 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Jefferson Intermediate Center Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    528 S Eddy St
    South Bend, IN 46617
    (574) 393-4100

    Grades: 5-8 | 626 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Perley Fine Arts Academy Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    740 N Eddy St
    South Bend, IN 46617
    (574) 393-3500

    Grades: K-4 | 203 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Swanson Primary Center Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    17677 Parker Dr
    South Bend, IN 46635
    (574) 393-2700

    Grades: K-4 | 220 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Warren Primary Center Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    55400 Quince Rd
    South Bend, IN 46619
    (574) 393-2800

    Grades: K-4 | 235 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Hay Primary Center Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    19685 Johnson Rd
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 393-2200

    Grades: K-4 | 342 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Wilson Primary Center Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    56660 Oak Rd
    South Bend, IN 46619
    (574) 393-3700

    Grades: K-4 | 405 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Lincoln Primary Center Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1425 E Calvert St
    South Bend, IN 46613
    (574) 393-2300

    Grades: PK-4 | 500 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Madison S.t.e.a.m. Academy Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    832 N Lafayette Blvd
    South Bend, IN 46601
    (574) 393-3200

    Grades: PK-4 | 460 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Mckinley Primary Center Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    228 N Greenlawn Ave
    South Bend, IN 46617
    (574) 393-3300

    Grades: K-4 | 394 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Clay Intermediate Center Math: 27% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    52900 Lily Rd
    South Bend, IN 46637
    (574) 393-4300

    Grades: 5-8 | 433 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Riley High School Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1902 Fellows St
    South Bend, IN 46613
    (574) 393-5100

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,172 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Jackson Intermediate Center Math: 28% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5001 S Miami Rd
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 393-4500

    Grades: 5-8 | 427 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Success Academy Primary School Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3408 Ardmore Trail
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 299-9800

    Grades: K-5 | 644 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Dickinson Fine Arts Academy Math: 20% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4404 Elwood
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 393-3900

    Grades: 5-8 | 650 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Greene Intermediate Center Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    24702 Roosevelt Rd
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 393-4000

    Grades: 5-8 | 194 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Clay High School Math: 17% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    19131 Darden Rd
    South Bend, IN 46637
    (574) 393-4900

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,040 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Marquette Montessori Academy Magnet School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1818 Bergan St
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 393-2400

    Grades: PK-3 | 451 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Harrison Primary Center Math: 21% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3302 Western Ave
    South Bend, IN 46619
    (574) 393-3000

    Grades: PK-4 | 626 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Marshall Intermediate Center Math: 16% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1433 Byron Dr
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 393-4200

    Grades: 5-8 | 344 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Edison Intermediate Center Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2701 Eisenhower Dr
    South Bend, IN 46615
    (574) 393-4400

    Grades: 5-8 | 420 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Monroe Primary Center Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    312 Donmoyer Ave
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 393-2500

    Grades: K-4 | 314 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Navarre Intermediate Center Math: 14% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4702 W Ford St
    South Bend, IN 46619
    (574) 393-4600

    Grades: 5-8 | 550 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Xavier School Of Excellence Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3423 S Michigan
    South Bend, IN 46614
    (574) 231-6600

    Grades: K-8 | 192 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Muessel Primary Center Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1021 Blaine St
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 393-3400

    Grades: PK-4 | 378 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Washington High School Math: 5% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4747 W Washington Ave
    South Bend, IN 46619
    (574) 393-5500

    Grades: 9-12 | 913 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Coquillard Traditional School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1245 N Sheridan St
    South Bend, IN 46628
    (574) 393-2000

    Grades: PK-4 | 458 students
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