PROFICIENCY 98% 48% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Indianapolis Public Schools

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy is a school servicing grades 2 to 8 and is located in the district of "Indianapolis Public Schools" in Indianapolis, IN. There are a total of 353 students and 19 teachers at Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 125 free lunch students and 22 reduced lunch students.

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 98.0%, which is 48% higher than the Indiana average.


Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch125
Reduced lunch22


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, 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

3>= 90%
4>= 90%
5>= 90%
6>= 90%
7>= 90%
8>= 90%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

3>= 90%
4>= 90%
5>= 90%
6>= 90%
7>= 90%
8>= 90%
High Schooln/a

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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Merle Sidener Gifted Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 46.9% 20.8% 71.5% 51.1%
African American 30.2% 50.7% 11.5% 15.9%
Asian 2.9% 0.7% 2.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 12.6% 22.9% 10.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 7.3% 4.7% 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%
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Source: The Merle Sidener Gifted Academy data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.