Career Academy Middle School


Career Academy Middle School is the sole public charter middle school serving grades 6-8 in South Bend, Indiana, with a total enrollment of 394 students. The school's performance metrics, including test scores and chronic absenteeism rates, are significantly below the state averages, indicating that it is struggling academically.

The student population at Career Academy Middle School is diverse, with a high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch (71.07%), suggesting significant economic challenges. The school's academic performance, as measured by ILEARN test scores, is consistently low, with only 15.87% of 6th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 40.8%. The school's math performance is particularly concerning, with only 3.17% of 6th graders, 4.95% of 7th graders, and 8.87% of 8th graders proficient or better, compared to state averages of 38.3%, 32.9%, and 31.4%, respectively.

Despite the school's relatively low student-teacher ratio of 8.9, which could be an advantage, the academic outcomes remain poor. The high chronic absenteeism rate of 44.5% further compounds the challenges faced by Career Academy Middle School. The data suggests that the school may need to implement comprehensive interventions and support systems to address the underlying factors contributing to the low academic performance and high absenteeism rates.

District Detail

 3801 Crescent Circle - Suite B
South Bend, IN 46628

 (574) 299-9800

SchoolDigger Rank:
312th of 364 Indiana districts

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Grades served: 1-8
Students: 394

Primary Schools: 0
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
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