Indianapolis school information

IndexIndianapolisIndianaNational
Average Test Scores54%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:122:116:1
Total public schools2161,75579,221
Total private schools10467524,874
Total post-secondary schools291417,963
The Indianapolis, IN educational system consists of 216 public schools, 104 private schools and 29 post-secondary schools. Indianapolis public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 19% lower than than the Indiana average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Indianapolis public schools is 17:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.7% have completed high school, 29.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Indianapolis are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 216 public schools in Indianapolis.
  • 82.1% of people in Indianapolis have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.7% of people in Indianapolis have completed high school.
  • 29.0% of people in Indianapolis have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Indianapolis

IndexIndianapolisIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade82.1%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school80.7%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college57.3%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.3%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.0%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters10.0%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Indianapolis (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Zionsville, IN25,70989%82%
Brownsburg, IN24,07288%79%
Carmel, IN86,94087%77%
Plainfield, IN30,31886%75%
Avon, IN15,71281%64%
Indianapolis, IN846,67454%9%

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San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
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Fort Worth, TX815,93068%39%
Charlotte, NC808,83444%11%
Indianapolis, IN846,67454%9%
Source: The Indianapolis, IN education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.