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+
Adams High School is a public school located in South Bend, IN. It has 1,750 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
808 S Twyckenham Dr
South Bend, IN 46615
Telephone
(574) 283-7700
Website

Adams High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
223 responses
Average ACT
27
43 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Median Home Value
$80,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Senior prank at the end of the year
    19%
  • Prep rallies.
    18%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Sports games
    8%
  • Friday Night Football
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,750
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
52.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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John Adams High School has been a great learning experience for me! The teachers are amazing and calm with each individual and good at interacting with the students. Most teachers are happy to help students who need extra help and volunteer to stay after school. The school is a pretty clean environment. Something I would change about the school would probably be the school lunches or the school running out of food during C lunch. Also, I think our school is good about spreading news on bully prevention, but I think we should do more things to let students know its okay to talk to an adult or upperclassmen about their situation.
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Adams High School provides a lot of resources for students, and all of the teachers are very supportive and will provide help if need be. It is also structured very well in association with the IB program. However, it would be nice to have students that have completed their first year of the IB program to be able to mentor underclassmen and help educate them about the program from a student's view. It would also help to have the standard sophomore schedule changed-- instead of taking AP United States History in one's junior year, I would suggest pushing sophomores to take it so they can complete their US History requirement. Additionally, sophomore year at Adams is a lot easier compared to junior year, so it would add more a challenge to the sophomore's curriculum. It would also allow incoming juniors starting the IB program to be able to choose another elective in order to lighten the work load.
I enjoyed my experience at Adams High School. In my city, this school had to be the most diverse and that allowed me the ability to learn about different people and cultures. The teachers cared about our education and tried their best to prepare us for the college level. There were various amounts of opportunities to get involved with sports, clubs and the community. When compared with other schools, we were always ranked at the top of the list. If I could go back to high school, I would choose Adams High School all over again. The experience was definitely unbeatable.