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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
    B+
Indianapolis Public Schools is a public school district located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 30,946 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
120 E Walnut St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone
(317) 226-4411
Website

Indianapolis Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1000
398 responses
Average ACT
20
176 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,946
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
99.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$510,759,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,587/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$46,130
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,836
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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I didn't know much about the state's until I moved to Indiana from Germany in 2016. Having lived near many public schools and shared memorable experiences with friends that attended these school systems, I noticed how proper and influential the schools were. It's hard to galvanize and cultivate young adults of different ethnicities and beliefs under one roof, but the district's in Indiana manage to do it quite well. Yes, you may experience alterations and obstacles within the systems, but getting through them is part of maturing in life. I'd say that these public schools enable you to find yourself and help you get accustomed to every day experiences! That is my out look on things as a whole!
Hi, I'm a freshman at the new highschool, Purdue Polytechnic Highschool in Indianapolis, IN. PPHS is well known for reinventing High School. What I mean by "reinventing" is that PPHS uses laptops, class furniture is more modern than regular schools,and curriculum is very unique versus average schooling. Our textbooks, grades, notes, and assignments all wrapped up in a laptop. Our school furniture is more updated to fit a classroom for 2017 and to support our core values. PPHS's core values are communication, innovation, and collaboration. Our education we receive at PPHS is unique. Instead of waiting half a school year to earn a credit. You can get one at PPHS within weeks. Also, instead of finals, we do big project cycles. We're given a challenge by companies, businesses, or organizations to help solve their problem. These projects typically last for 4-6 weeks. PPHS is more than meets the eye. I hope parents and students see the amount of innovation and potential PPHS has!