PROFICIENCY 80% 20% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
54%M S D Wayne Township

Ben Davis University High School is a school servicing grades 10 to 12 and is located in the district of "M S D Wayne Township" in Indianapolis, IN. There are a total of 358 students and 18 teachers at Ben Davis University High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 205 free lunch students and 45 reduced lunch students.

Ben Davis University High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 79.5%, which is 20% higher than the Indiana average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch205
Reduced lunch45


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Ben Davis University High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School80-84%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School75-79%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Ben Davis University High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 39.2% 39.2% 71.5% 51.1%
African American 37.6% 30.6% 11.5% 15.9%
Asian 1.9% 0.8% 2.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 14.1% 22.9% 10.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.8% 6.2% 4.4% 3.1%

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Indianapolis demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,34218091
Median age34.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%56%55%
Speak English87%92%79%
Speak Spanish9%5%13%

Education level achieved in Indianapolis

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%
Source: The Ben Davis University High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.