New Palestine High School

  • New Palestine High School serves 1,127 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • New Palestine 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 top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.
  • New Palestine High School operates within the Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District.
  • Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District's 96% graduation rate is higher than the Indiana state average of 85%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • New Palestine High School's student population of 1127 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2012)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,127 students
New Palestine High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %New Palestine High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
New Palestine High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeNew Palestine High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • New Palestine High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of New Palestine High School is 0.10, which is less 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
55%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
64%
Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
New Palestine High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
n/a
2%
New Palestine High School Asian Students (2002-2014)
Hispanic
2%
11%
New Palestine High School Black Students (2006-2016)
White
95%
69%
New Palestine High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
5%
New Palestine High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsNew Palestine High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.100.28
New Palestine High School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Graduation Rate
96%
85%
New Palestine High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
41%
New Palestine High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
New Palestine High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of New Palestine High School is Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 357 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District's student population of 3,455 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 94% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,082 in this district is less than the state average of $12,561. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,100 is less than the state average of $10,672. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameSouthern Hancock County Com Corp School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    3
    Number of Students Managed3,4551,398
    Southern Hancock County Com Corp School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    63%
    55%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    72%
    64%
    District Graduation Rate
    96%
    85%
    District Total Revenue$40 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$30 MM$15 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,082$12,561
    District Spending / Student$9,100$10,672
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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