Best Public Schools in Garrett, IN


The city of Garrett, Indiana is home to three schools - J.E. Ober Elementary School, Garrett High School, and Garrett Middle School - which serve students from elementary through high school. While Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School Corporation has some standout performers, the district as a whole faces challenges in academic achievement, attendance, and socioeconomic disparities.

Garrett High School stands out with a strong 96.6% four-year graduation rate and better-than-average performance on SAT assessments, though there is still room for improvement in Math. In contrast, J.E. Ober Elementary School struggles with proficiency rates, scoring below district and state averages on ILEARN assessments. All three schools face high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 13.3% to 14.9%, which is an area of concern.

The schools in Garrett also exhibit socioeconomic disparities, with J.E. Ober Elementary School having the highest percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients at 54.88%, compared to 42.48% at Garrett High School. Additionally, per-student spending varies significantly, with Garrett High School spending $10,675 per student, while J.E. Ober Elementary School spends $8,732 per student.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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