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Avg. test scores 9%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 4%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Indianapolis, IN Schools

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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%

      Indianapolis, IN School Districts

      • Perry Township Metropolitan School District
      • Wayne Township Metropolitan School District
      • Washington Township Metropolitan School District
      • Lawrence Township Metropolitan School District
      • Indianapolis Public Schools
      • Franklin Township Community School Corporation
      • Decatur Township Metropolitan School District
      • Warren Township Metropolitan School District
      • Pike Township Metropolitan School District
      • Carmel Clay Schools

      There are a total of 216 public schools, 104 private schools and 29 post-secondary schools in Indianapolis. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Indianapolis, IN schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Indianapolis, IN, an average of 82.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
      Columbus, OH837,03852%6%
      Jacksonville, FL856,61643%13%
      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.