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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Indianapolis Public Schools is a public school district located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 26,410 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.

Indianapolis Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1010
279 responses
Average ACT
20
113 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,410
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
99.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,421/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    48%
  • Support Services
    46%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$50,403
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,110
National
$949
Median Home Value
$302,273
National
$184,700

Indianapolis Public Schools Reviews

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I currently attend Ivy Tech Community College and so far, everything has been great! The enrollment process was straight forward and easy to navigate. Any time that I need assistance they have plenty of staff available to help as well. My first semester was easy to attend and communication with the teachers was fluid. If any problem arose, they were immediately addressed. Their online platform for taking courses online was surprisingly easy to learn and navigate. I feel incredibly blessed to have a community college available to me at a price point that is affordable and a staff that is so eager to help me better my life.
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It was not the best of all school districts. The funding of all schools went to the other districts. Societies has made Indianapolis Public Schools the outlier. My experience with Indiana public schools was enough to remember. At the same time there was not alot that happened during my time with them, that I can say was exciting to look forward to besides prom, graduation and other small individualized school spirit events. The district gas grown though. I has in the medical magnet at Crispus Attucks and others went to the technical institute at Arsenal Tech highschool. These two schools are still part of history for Indianapolis Public Schools.
My experience at Indianapolis Public Scholls was subpar. The education should have more difficulty. I attended Sidener Academy all of my elementary grade years, which is where I learned everything I know. Their education is very extensive and advanced compared to most ips elementary schools. Sidener Academy set the bar high for me. When I finally went to high shcool I attended Broad Ripple Magnet High School, and this is where my education ended. I learned nothing more than I had already learned from Sidener and we couldn’t even have a consistent teacher for most of the years. Broad Ripple did not prepare its students for college or for the future in general, so when I heard it was being shut down it did not catch me by surprise.