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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Michigan City High School is a public school located in Michigan City, IN. It has 1,753 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
8466 W Pahs Rd
Michigan City, IN 46360
Telephone
(219) 873-2044
Website
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Michigan City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
204 responses
Average ACT
24
47 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,631
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$741
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Our student section at basketball games. "The Den"
    35%
  • Football games
    26%
  • Foreign Language Olympics (FLO)
    12%
  • Band
    6%
  • Soccer
    6%
  • Handbell choir
    3%
  • Hot cocoa & chill
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,753
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.7%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,154/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Michigan City High School Reviews

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At Michigan City High school everyone knows everyone and we all support each other. The teachers are great with giving students one on one learning time and all educators in the building encourage students to do their best. There are a lot of different clubs to join and everyone can join. I feel very safe and secure at school, we always practice safety drills and teachers know how to disarm an attacker because they all have to take a course in it to keep us safe. Everyone is really supportive of the sports teams and we all go to games to cheer them on. The band plays at every game and sound awesome! Parents are always able to check students grades and meet with teachers whenever. The community is very involved and we all love our big high school!
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Our daughter graduated in 2018 - she received an excellent education at MCHS and is well prepared for college! So many opportunities in academics, athletics, clubs, arts, etc. She also earned close to 50 dual and AP credits thanks to a solid and challenging honors program. Outstanding teachers and staff. Also MCHS is very diverse - a great asset.
The teachers are nice and will try their darnedest to help you succeed, there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends (maybe find some old ones), and an abundance of classes/clubs to help you achieve your goals. The three things I would like to change the most are the school's tolerance levels towards the certain students who think that they don't have to learn, behave, or follow rules, that can ruin your high school experience. The other is that certain clubs overlap with one another which makes it difficult to choose the clubs and how much you can be committed. They also, like any stereotypical high school, pay more attention towards sports than the arts. Other than those, I enjoy coming to Michigan City high school. I recommend signing your kid up for the Early College program. We also have other programs like AH, 21st Century Scholars, and more.