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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

New Palestine High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • New Palestine High School's student population of 1,127 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
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • New Palestine High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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)
Overall School Rank
44%
31%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
55%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
64%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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White
95%
69%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Palestine High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.100.28
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Graduation Rate
96%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthern Hancock County Com Corp School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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