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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Anderson High School is a public school located in Anderson, IN. It has 1,852 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
4610 Madison Ave
Anderson, IN 46013
Telephone
(765) 641-2037
Website

Anderson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1070
143 responses
Average ACT
24
16 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,441
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallys
    33%
  • SAP(Student Appreciation Day)
    21%
  • Sport Events
    21%
  • Concerts
    7%
  • Passing the classes
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • AP Psychology Study Sessions
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,852
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,121/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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The community of the students themselves is pleasant. Like any other school, there are established "cliques" within it. However, these dynamics aren't used as a means to discriminate against other students. Rather, they are used based on deeper connections through similar hobbies and interests. The students at Anderson often mingle with those who aren't considered to be in whichever "clique" the individual belongs to. Overall, it is a friendly atmosphere among peers.

However, I have had unpleasant encounters with some members of the staff. Particularly, they are less involved in the life of the students and have the tendency to demand things of the students without asking. They are quick to determine students as incompetent or problematic without trying to understand what could possibly be causing the behavior of the student. Despite this, they aren't unqualified. Most take their role as a teacher seriously, as they believe it is their calling.
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I’ve had a very wild experience at Anderson High School. There’s been a few years where there were many fights. You rarely see any bullying, which is a good thing. The athletics change every year because either the coaching or the athletes just aren’t as involved as they should be, as far as their skill level. The staff and administrators are extremely strict and the school spirit/culture is definitely there. We’ve wasted money on flat screen TVs for the hallway that nobody really looks at, and a $50,000 digital sign for the front of our school. We could’ve used that money for a new track outside, or even better cafeteria food. I sure wish we had chicken strips, fries, cups of cheese, and regular chips instead of all the wheat/healthy foods. People can choose to eat healthy or not. There may be days people might want to cheat on their diet, nobody wants to eat healthy all day everyday.
I love my school; however, there are just some aspects that make it less than amazing. The school’s resources are virtually nonexistent and the facilities are not in the best shape. Most classrooms are overcrowded, but teachers work hard to make sure every child is working with the material and trying to understand it. It’s a great school with great spirit and great traditions that have been passed on for generations.