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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Fort Wayne Community Schools is a public school district located in Fort Wayne, IN. It has 29,404 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Fort Wayne Community Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
1,067 responses
Average ACT
25
181 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
29,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,338/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$48,023
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,600
National
$184,700

Fort Wayne Community Schools Reviews

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Fort Wayne Community Schools is phenomenal and truly passionate about teaching the next generation. The enviorment is friendly, safe, clean, and progressive. Teachers at these schools are credible, invigorated, trying and given the circumstances are doing the best they can. There are a small amount of problems that plague the schools sadly, funding is lacking. This is blatant in school lunches, equipment care, and availability of equipment. The music departments in some schools are severely lacking which directly affect the growth of students and their ability to preform, for example violins and other strings instruments are aged and worn. Teacher salaries are appalling and create a unnecessary strenuous environment for said teachers. For what lacks in the system, teachers and faculty workers do an amazing job.
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I’ve been in the Fort Wayne Community Schools district all through out my thirteen years of school. The programs and opportunities I’ve been able to receive is absolutely amazing. The teachers and staff treat you like their own and make sure you try to learn a much as possible.
During the pandemic FWCS did as much as they could so that their students could keep learning and stay engaged in our school work.
Going back to during the pandemic FWCS is doing so keeping the students safe. For example at my high we have individual desk in the lunch cafeteria that are six feet apart, every time we start class we have to clean our desk and before we leave we have have to wipe them down again. It’s the little things that make FWCS great.
I was in this school district for 14 years (pre-k through 12th grade) I definitely think that there were so many capable teachers that were amazing at teaching but there were some that I just couldn’t learn anything from, I studied, and asked for help from specific teachers and that weren’t able to do much for me. Students have different learning style and I think it’s important teachers keep that in mind when they’re teaching or re-teaching a unit.