7300 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Lawrence Central High School serves 2,386 students in grades 9-12.
Lawrence Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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Lawrence Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

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School Overview

Lawrence Central High School's student population of 2,386 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,386 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
126 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawrence Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lawrence Central High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1359 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
12%
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Black
53%
13%
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White
21%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
92%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lawrence Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lawrence Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
I graduated from this school in 1977. I enjoyed the school and I am doing well. This school is doing better than many other public schools because of local support. But like any other public school, pressure is put upon the teachers to move kids through the system. Parents deteremine parent involvement, but the schools need to open the doors and let the parents know where the doors are! Go to your kids school and and spend a day watching.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,386 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 20%)

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