Merle Sidener Gifted Academy

2424 Kessler Blvd E Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
Merle Sidener Gifted Academy serves 357 students in grades 2-8.
Merle Sidener Gifted Academy placed in the top 1% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 98% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy's student population of 357 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 2-8
Total Students357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is 0.68, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#5 out of 1762 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
12%
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Black
26%
13%
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White
48%
68%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
10%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.680.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndianapolis School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is Nexus Academy Of Indianapolis (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Avondale Meadows Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ace Preparatory Academy (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Indianapolis Nexus Academy Of Indianapolis Charter School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 20 students
    0.3 miles
    6101 N Keystone Ave - Ste 302
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    (317) 252-5919
    0.3 9-12 20
  • Indianapolis Ace Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-2 | 80 students
    0.9 miles
    5326 Hillside Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    (317) 744-9847
    0.9 K-2 80
  • Indianapolis Avondale Meadows Middle School Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-7 | 91 students
    0.9 miles
    5326 Hilside Dr
    Indianapolis, IN 46205
    (317) 550-3363
    0.9 6-7 91
  • Indianapolis John Strange Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 582 students
    0.9 miles
    3660 E 62nd St
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    (317) 259-5465
    0.9 K-5 582
  • Indianapolis Broad Ripple Mgnt High School For Prfm Arts Magnet School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 604 students
    1.0 miles
    1115 Broad Ripple Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    (317) 693-5700
    1 9-12 604

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