PROFICIENCY 79% 19% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%M S D Decatur Township
54%Indianapolis
66%Indiana

Decatur Central High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "M S D Decatur Township" in Indianapolis, IN. There are a total of 1,690 students and 87 teachers at Decatur Central High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 801 free lunch students and 195 reduced lunch students.

Decatur Central High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 79.0%, which is 19% higher than the Indiana average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1690
Teachers86.55
Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch801
Reduced lunch195

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment234
Taking some courses186
Taking some courses (not tests)51
Passing some courses64
Passing no courses114

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 Decatur Central High School, there are a total of 234 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 186 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All85%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School85%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All73%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School73%

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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Decatur Central High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictIndianaNational
Caucasian 76.3% 74.9% 71.5% 51.1%
African American 11.8% 9.7% 11.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.6% 0.7% 2.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.8% 9.6% 10.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.0% 4.8% 4.4% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Decatur Middle School54%0.2Indianapolis, IN
Decatur Twp School For Excellence50%0.3Indianapolis, IN
Valley Mills Elementary School58%0.4Indianapolis, IN
Damar Charter Academy40%0.7Indianapolis, IN
Blue Academy70%1.4Indianapolis, IN
Gold Academy61%1.4Indianapolis, IN
West Newton Elementary School63%2.3Indianapolis, IN
Stephen Decatur Elementary School57%3.0Indianapolis, IN
Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center47%3.1Indianapolis, IN
Stout Field Elementary School54%4.0Indianapolis, IN
Maplewood Elementary School44%4.3Indianapolis, IN
Rosa Parks-edison Elementary81%4.3Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis demographics profile

StatisticIndianapolisIndianaNational
Population846,6746,589,578318,558,162
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

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