Lawrence Central High School

7300 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 2,255 students in grades 9-12, Lawrence Central High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 41%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,255 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : 92% (Top 30% in IN)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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 2,255 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 130 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,255 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
130 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawrence Central High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,763 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lawrence Central High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IN)
#1527 out of 1763 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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12%
38%
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26%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lawrence Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
14%
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Black
50%
13%
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White
15%
65%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
This chart display the diversity score of Lawrence Central High School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
92%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Lawrence Central High School and public school graduation rate of Indiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
39%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lawrence Central High School's ranking?
Lawrence Central High School is ranked #1527 out of 1,763 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Lawrence Central High School often compared to?
Lawrence Central High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lawrence North High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% IN state average), while 26% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 41% IN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Lawrence Central High School?
The graduation rate of Lawrence Central High School is 92%, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 88%.
How many students attend Lawrence Central High School?
2,255 students attend Lawrence Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Lawrence Central High School students are Black, 27% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lawrence Central High School?
Lawrence Central High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Lawrence Central High School offer ?
Lawrence Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Lawrence Central High School part of?
Lawrence Central High School is part of MSD Lawrence Township School District.
In what neighborhood is Lawrence Central High School located?
Lawrence Central High School is located in the Lawrence Fort Ben Oaklandon neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. There are 4 other public schools located in Lawrence Fort Ben Oaklandon.

School Reviews

5   10/2/2006
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - don

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,255 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : 92% (Top 30%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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