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C+
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
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Muncie Central High School is a public school located in Muncie, IN. It has 1,469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
801 N Walnut St
Muncie, IN 47305
Telephone
(765) 747-5260
Website
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Muncie Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1080
96 responses
Average ACT
25
29 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$32,372
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,500
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Basketball games
    23%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Class
    12%
  • Leaving
    8%
  • Playing in soccer games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,469
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,897/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I thoroughly enjoying my time as a Bearcat! The classes are rigorous and I am an AP student. The teachers and administration work hard at making sure the students have a safe and comfortable learning environment. Classes are done online and each student receives a chromebook. The only downside is that some kids ruin the learning experience by being disruptive. Other than that, great school that is put in a negative light.
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The thing that has always made my memories of Muncie Central High School positive were definitely the teachers. It was always obvious that they cared and were very passionate about the subjects that they were teaching, especially in the Honors programs. Many of the teachers did an excellent job of preparing me for college. The school was not always in the greatest shape, and it was not always organized or able to provide us with a lot of resources to help us outside of school, but the teachers more than made up for that. They always went the extra mile to bridge the gap that the school system itself did not provide.
Muncie Central is a diverse and community driven school. They teach their students more than just what is in a textbook- they show the students how to give back to the community with programs like their laundry services where members of the community and students can come in at designated times to do their laundry. The academics were fairly good, some classes were definitely more challenging than others and the faculty really showed me that they cared and that they were invested in the students. The school even offers the option to enroll in a program where it's students will graduate with an associates degree and allows them college classes and credit. I would like to see some of the culture improved, as it can be a bit hectic with student created drama. Sports, some of them like football, could benefit from better head coaching staff and some of the facilities could use an update or a face lift.