B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
808 S Twyckenham Dr
South Bend, IN 46615
Telephone
(574) 283-7700
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Adams High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
108 responses
Average ACT
27
28 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Senior prank at the end of the year
    21%
  • Prep rallies.
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Sports games
    9%
  • Friday Night Football
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,756
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
40:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
52.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,458/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Since my experience at Adams was centered around the IB Program, a rigorous program which effectively preps one for college, I can readily express my likes and subsequent dislikes. Through this program, I was able to challenge myself academically, while getting close to individuals. For example, I was able to connect with the librarian, Mrs. Brady, a truly helpful friend now. On the academic side, through IB, one could have the potential of getting college credit depending on your IB test scores and what your college will give you. As for me, I got 15 credit hours transferred to my college. That means money saved. Thus, I would say Adams' IB Program is the way to go.
As for change in the IB Program, it boils down to effectively communicating the requirements and rules in order to avoid misunderstandings. However, if you are willing to put up with it, are ambitious, and want to challenge yourself, go to Adams.
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Adams High School has a great academic program, the IB program. While Adams is a public high school, the higher classes that they offer are challenging and taught by qualified, intelligent teachers. This school also offers the best ceramics program, with unlimited resources for the student artists. The culture of Adams is fantastic as well. Adams promotes artistic expression, as well as supports people of all backgrounds, races, genders, and orientation. While attending this school, I have made friends from all over the world, thanks to Adams active participation in the exchange student program. Not only does Adams excel in the arts, but the sports programs are great as well. I would change the food, as the cafeteria serves almost inedible "food". I would also like more communication between the counselors and the students.
I really liked the diversity there, it is a great combination. Students are involved in clubs and activities. Their teachers are well experienced and they are great teachers. They are on someone help whenever needed and also they care about their students. They encourage us to study hard so that we can graduate. The school holds nice academics, they almost have everything regarding academics. The school culture is not that bad but it still needs some improvements. The lunch should also be upgraded. Overall it is a really good public high school and also caring for their students