Best Public Schools in Gary, IN


The city of Gary, Indiana is home to 21 schools, including 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 5 alternative schools. The schools in this predominantly African American district face significant challenges, with stark disparities in academic performance and other key metrics between the highest and lowest-performing institutions.

Among the standout schools, Aspire Charter Academy stands out with the highest academic performance in the district, boasting significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math compared to state and district averages. Calumet New Technical High School also impresses with the highest graduation rate (91.6%) and the second-best student-teacher ratio among the high schools. Additionally, 21st Century Charter School of Gary, an alternative school, has the highest 4-year graduation rate (94.6%) and the lowest student-teacher ratio (11.6) in the district.

However, the district as a whole faces significant challenges, with low proficiency rates on standardized tests, high chronic absenteeism, and a predominantly low-income student population. The Gary Community School Corp is ranked 354th out of 364 districts in Indiana and has 0 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger, indicating systemic issues that will require a comprehensive, collaborative effort to address.

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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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