Valparaiso Community Schools School District

3801 N Campbell St
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public middle schools serving 1,439 students in Valparaiso Community Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public middle schools in Indiana.
Public Middle Schools in Valparaiso Community Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Indiana public middle school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Valparaiso Community Schools School District are Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Porter County Career Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Indiana public middle school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
12 Schools
558 Schools
# Students
6,356 Students
298,142 Students
# Teachers
410 Teachers
19,355 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Valparaiso Community Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 5% 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 95% has increased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IN)
Overall District Rank
#16 out of 392 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Valparaiso Community Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Valparaiso Community 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)
64%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Valparaiso Community 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
95%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Valparaiso Community 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
0.41
0.54
# American Indian Students
8 Students
481 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
126 Students
6,702 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
869 Students
39,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
13%
# Black Students
273 Students
40,979 Students
% Black Students
4%
14%
# White Students
4,800 Students
195,438 Students
% White Students
76%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
286 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
276 Students
15,225 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
410
# Students in K Grade:
509
4,174
# Students in 1st Grade:
494
4,284
# Students in 2nd Grade:
464
4,343
# Students in 3rd Grade:
449
4,530
# Students in 4th Grade:
442
4,727
# Students in 5th Grade:
486
10,743
# Students in 6th Grade:
472
46,781
# Students in 7th Grade:
475
79,253
# Students in 8th Grade:
492
81,588
# Students in 9th Grade:
539
13,967
# Students in 10th Grade:
573
14,454
# Students in 11th Grade:
475
14,181
# Students in 12th Grade:
476
14,387
# Ungraded Students:
10
320

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,472 is higher than the state median of $13,179. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,372 is less than the state median of $12,810. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IN)
Total Revenue
$86 MM
$13,615 MM
This chart display total revenue of Valparaiso Community 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
$79 MM
$13,234 MM
This chart display total spending of Valparaiso Community 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
$13,472
$13,179
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Valparaiso Community 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
$12,372
$12,810
This chart display average spending per public school student in Valparaiso Community Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Valparaiso Community Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
605 Campbell
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 531-3020
Grades: 6-8
| 815 students
Rank: #22.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1600 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 531-3140
Grades: 6-8
| 624 students
Rank: n/an/a
Porter County Career Center
Vocational School
1005 N Franklin
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 531-3170
Grades: K-12
| 0 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 12 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 6,356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in IN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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