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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Michigan City Area Schools is a public school district located in Michigan City, IN. It has 5,574 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Michigan City Area Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1100
215 responses
Average ACT
24
49 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,574
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,607/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,713
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,200
National
$184,700

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!!
Michigan City Area Schools helped me increase my education and did very well at doing so. I received challenging classes including AP and Duel Credit which I am very glad to have had the opportunity to have a chance at starting my college career in high school. The teachers I had were wonderful, but there is always room for improvement to be able to help every child from the basic classes to the most advanced classes to succeed and be prepared for life after high school whether that be in college, a trade or going into the work force. The change I’ve seen within my 4 years of high school have been major and wonderful and I cannot wait to see what comes when I graduate and what the students under me can become more successful and be able to have wonderful opportunities.