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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Michigan City Area Schools is a public school district located in Michigan City, IN. It has 5,994 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
About Michigan City Area Schools...
Address
408 S Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Telephone
(219) 873-2000
Website

Michigan City Area Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
196 responses
Average ACT
25
46 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,994
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$75,648,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,154/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%

Michigan City Area Schools Reviews

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Just like any other school system, this one definitely has it's ups and downs, BUT the opportunities that this school system can give you are phenomenal. I have worked on a project for NASA that they ranked 1st in the state. I also took enough AP/dual credit classes in high school to complete my core requirements 2 TIMES OVER! MCHS is only adding more and more AP/dual credit courses as well!
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I attended Michigan City Area School from 2012-2015 and I had an awesome experience! The principal; Mr. Wendell McCollum was the best!! He was genuine, compassionate, and humble toward everyone!! The teachers were amazing as well!! The Academic Curriculum is great. They have Advanced Courses, Honors Classes, several Diplomas that they offer and classes for Exceptional Learners. They have plenty of Extra Curricular activities such as basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, dance, cheer, volleyball, wrestling and a variety of clubs. It is very family oriented. One disadvantage is that they can be a lot more diverse as a whole, and especially in the music and art department.
Although I did not complete my senior year at MCAS; due to relocating to Indianapolis; I would still recommend it to anyone moving to the Michigan City Area!!
There's a lot of good things that come from living in Michigan, one of which is the school systems. We've got really good schools and amazing teachers, however we still lack in diversity. The school I go to, has about ten minorities, which is ridiculous. We don't come from a diverse part of Michigan, and I wish there were ways we could fix it. College Readiness is also a huge factor, the counselors are lacking when it comes to getting kids ready for college. They barely help with the application process, and they also look down on kids who prefer to not go to college and go straight into the workforce.