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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 3,765 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

North Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1150
687 responses
Average ACT
26
304 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$46,442
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.74 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.74 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 299 responses
Report
  • Theatre, drama, performance of plays & stage crew.
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Sports
    11%
  • Senior Bonfire
    11%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Grad Dance/ Blast Off
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,765
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.84 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.84 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.84 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.109 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.109 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.109 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,473/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.118 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.118 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.118 responses
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What I enjoy most about North Central, is the amount of resources there are to take advantage of such as the Information Center and the Learning Center. You can go in to the Information Center after school or during your study hall to access computers, textbooks, and printers. The Learning Center provides tutors and homework help during and after school! It is extremely useful and every student should take the time to take advantage of it. One thing I would change about North Central is to have more school events taking place throughout the year such as spirit week or school dances. Having those types of events is something to have the students look forward to when they come to school.
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I really enjoyed the experience I had at North Central! I was given many opportunities by hundreds of clubs to join, plenty of sports teams to join including(freshman team, JV, and varsity), and finally very high academic classes (including many AP courses). On the other hand, there are a few aspects of the school such as old utilities and out of date resources which diminished my experience a little.
North Central High School provides a good high school experience. Throughout the years, I have made countless friends, participated in school events, and learned a lot through their AP and honors courses. Honestly, the people make up the school. The administration has been undergoing change and getting a little better but still some things need to be fixed. The science department regarding teachers could be changed as many do not know how to teach for understanding rather than just the grade. Others just talk about the subject while students are either lost, confused, or bored on their phones. Most of the rest of the departments have great teachers who actually care for the students well being. I feel they should make personal finance a required class as I learned a lot of information that will be used for the rest of my life. The school activities that students host ( senior assassin, tailgate, etc) are very fun and organized.