5770 Highlander Dr
Aurora, IN 47001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
South Dearborn High School serves 836 students in grades 9-12.
South Dearborn 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 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).

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South Dearborn High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

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School Overview

South Dearborn High School's student population of 836 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

South Dearborn High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Dearborn High School is 0.08, which is less 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 Data
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State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1040 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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2%
Hispanic
2%
12%
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Black
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13%
White
96%
68%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Graduation Rate
97%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 836 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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