Top 10 Best Wayne County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 9,171 students in Wayne County, IN (there are 8 private schools, serving 678 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Wayne County, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Wayne County, IN are Charles Elementary School, Excel Center - Richmond and Centerville Sr High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Wayne County, IN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Indiana public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Wayne County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Indiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Public Schools in Wayne County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Charles Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2400 Reeveston Rd
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3441
Grades: PK-4
| 354 students
Rank: #22.
Excel Center - Richmond
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1215 S 'j' St
Richmond, IN 47374
(317) 524-3734
Grades: 10-12
| 198 students
Rank: #33.
Centerville Sr High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
507 Willow Grove Rd
Centerville, IN 47330
(765) 855-3481
Grades: 9-12
| 520 students
Rank: #44.
Centerville-abington Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200-300 W South St
Centerville, IN 47330
(765) 855-5132
Grades: 3-6
| 564 students
Rank: #55.
Centerville-abington Jr High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
509 Willow Grove Rd
Centerville, IN 47330
(765) 855-5113
Grades: 7-8
| 281 students
Rank: #66.
Northeastern Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
534 W Wallace Rd
Fountain City, IN 47341
(765) 847-2595
Grades: PK-5
| 569 students
Rank: #77.
Northeastern Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7295 Us 27 North
Fountain City, IN 47341
(765) 847-1331
Grades: 6-8
| 322 students
Rank: #88.
Hagerstown Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
299 N Sycamore St
Hagerstown, IN 47346
(765) 489-4555
Grades: PK-6
| 607 students
Rank: #99.
Hagerstown Jr-sr High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 Baker Rd
Hagerstown, IN 47346
(765) 489-4511
Grades: 7-12
| 503 students
Rank: #1010.
Westview Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1707 Sw 'a' St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3445
Grades: PK-4
| 240 students
Rank: #1111.
Northeastern High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7295 N Us 27
Fountain City, IN 47341
(765) 847-2591
Grades: 9-12
| 426 students
Rank: #1212.
Western Wayne Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
801 E Delaware
Cambridge City, IN 47327
(765) 478-3622
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #1313.
Lincoln Sr High School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
215 E Parkway Dr
Cambridge City, IN 47327
(765) 478-5916
Grades: 9-12
| 275 students
Rank: #1414.
Starr Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 N 19th St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3426
Grades: PK-4
| 219 students
Rank: #1515.
Vaile Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 S 14th St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3433
Grades: PK-4
| 299 students
Rank: #1616.
Richmond High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
380 Hub Etchison Pky
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3424
Grades: 9-12
| 1,327 students
Rank: #1717.
Crestdale Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
701 Crestdale Drive
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3415
Grades: PK-4
| 410 students
Rank: #1818.
Fairview Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Nw 'l' St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3442
Grades: PK-4
| 321 students
Rank: #1919.
Lincoln Middle School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Parkway Dr
Cambridge City, IN 47327
(765) 478-5840
Grades: 6-8
| 165 students
Rank: #2020.
Dennis Middle School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
222 Nw 7th St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3495
Grades: 7-8
| 688 students
Rank: #2121.
Community Youth Services
Special Education School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
315 Nw 3rd St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3430
Grades: K-12
| 97 students
Rank: n/an/a
1281 Round Barn Rd S
Centerville, IN 47330
(765) 966-3911
Grades: PK-2
| 425 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Wayne County, IN

Wayne County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
315 Nw 3rd St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3427
Grades: K-6
| 207 students
900 S L St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3486
Grades: K-8
| 179 students
315 Nw 3rd St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3416
Grades: PK
| 283 students
1751 East Chester Rd
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3408
Grades: K-6
| 230 students
777 North 12th St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 983-3709
Grades: K-8
| 203 students
4138 Niewoehner Rd
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-3431
Grades: K-6
| 307 students
Po Box 217 - 519 Queen St
Pershing, IN 47370
(765) 478-5375
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Wayne County, IN?
The top ranked public schools in Wayne County, IN include Charles Elementary School, Excel Center - Richmond and Centerville Sr High School.
How many public schools are located in Wayne County, IN?
22 public schools are located in Wayne County, IN.
What percentage of students in Wayne County, IN go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Wayne County, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Wayne County, IN?
Wayne County, IN public schools minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Indiana public schools average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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