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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
    C+
Michigan City High School is a public school located in Michigan City, IN. It has 1,700 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
8466 W Pahs Rd
Michigan City, IN 46360
Telephone
(219) 873-2044
Website

Michigan City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
165 responses
Average ACT
25
39 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,742
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Median Home Value
$90,200
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
1,700
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
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
16:1
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
$12,721/ 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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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.
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I moved to Michigan City the night before my freshman orientation. I didn't know anybody and I didn't know anything about the area, though I had heard some bad things about MCHS. However, coming to this high school has to be one of the best things that's ever happened to me. My life took a turn for the best, I had excellent teachers and friends, I was very involved after school, and was given many opportunities to earn college credit and save money once I start university in the fall. There is so much support for lower income families, and also lots of health support in the building with the open door adolescent health center, which is probably one of the best things they have to offer. I found my passion with Japanese here at MCHS, and I encourage everyone to disregard any negatives they've heard about the school and see how wonderful it is for yourself.
I loved everything about my time at Michigan City High School. The teachers are top notch, experienced, and inclusive of all students. The academic opportunities provided me with a wealth of knowledge and college credits that prepared me for the current stage of life I'm in. There were many great clubs and organizations to be involved in and find a niche in. Our counselors and administrators guided the whole school community to success each day and kept us all on a path to greatness. Even a year after graduating, I can still visit and be welcomed with open arms as I return to see my past mentors and now friends.