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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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 1,860 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

R. Nelson Snider High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
325 responses
Average ACT
26
81 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$48,023
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,600
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
  • Prom and School Dances.
    28%
  • Football games
    26%
  • Homecoming week
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    6%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,860
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$12,338/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 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's shortcomings are not of the teachers' or even administrators' accord, but the lack of funding coming in from the state government. It is overpopulated, with nearly two-thousand students in a building clearly not designed for it. Classes are overenrolled (with a class average in the high twenties-low thirties), and it seems there is a negative attitude towards academics from the student body. However, I enjoyed my time at Snider. The education was not par for a college bound student, but I felt the teachers truly did care about me. Genuinely, the best part of the school is the faculty. I found so many great teachers that I could talk comfortably to. Unfortunately, the school is too underfunded and too large to properly educate their students.
There are several thing I love about snider high school! First of all, I love the staff and how greatly they care about every single students future and goals in life. Secondly, everyone that attends snider high school considers everyone there as family more so than classmates. Overall snider is an amazing facility that I’m grateful I get to be a part of!