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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
R. Nelson Snider High School is a public school located in Fort Wayne, IN. It has 1,850 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

R. Nelson Snider High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
285 responses
Average ACT
26
76 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,853
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,500
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Prom and School Dances.
    30%
  • Football games
    26%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • Staff VS K 105 Basketball game
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,850
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.9%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,261/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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R. Nelson Snider High School Reviews

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Overall my four years at Snider has been pretty decent. I love how big Snider is on sports, Fridays were the best, everyone would be so excited for the football games. The teachers and administrators at Snider are amazing! They are all kind and always very helpful. I am thankful for the relationships I have developed with teachers and staff over the past four years. My favorite teacher is Mr. Menor, he is not only an amazing teacher but a really good person. He genuinely cares for his students and their well being. He is not the only staff member like that at Snider, just one of the many! One thing I do wish was different about Snider was the quality of the education. I learned a lot over the four years there but I feel I am not properly prepared for college. I feel as if we were handed everything and you did not have to put in much effort to receive a good grade. But, overall I loved Snider and am thankful to have spent my four years in high school, at that school!
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Snider is a good school and has a great administration and great teachers! Mr. Hissong is a great principal and has worked to make Snider a better place and school since he took over. While a great school for athletics, Snider also has a great academic program and teachers who make sure students are getting the best education they can.
The biggest problem I had in my four years at Snider was with being understaffed during my junior (2018-2019) year. I had three classes where at the beginning of the year I did not have a regularly assigned teacher. It seemed like it took a couple of months to find someone for these classes and it was extremely difficult to get going in the class. When we did get a permanent teacher assigned, it was difficult changing the way we had done things to we could match the requirements put forth by the teacher. The rest of the experience was good. I feel that school prepared me for my future college endeavors while at the same time creating a good environment full of extracurricular things to do.