Merle Sidener Gifted Academy

  • Merle Sidener Gifted Academy serves 381 students in grades 2-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 92% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 97% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 31%.

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 381 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 2-8
Total Students381 students
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Total Classroom Teachersn/a
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School Comparison

  • Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The diversity score of Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rankn/a
31%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
55%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
64%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a18:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
11%
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Black
27%
12%
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White
49%
69%
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Two or more races
11%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.28
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merle Sidener Gifted Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndianapolis School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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