Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Summary:

Waldron Junior-Senior High School is a public school serving grades 6-12 in Waldron, Indiana, with a student population of 298. While the school is part of the Shelby Eastern Schools district, which is ranked 149 out of 364 districts in the state, Waldron Junior-Senior High School faces several challenges that set it apart from its neighboring schools.

Academically, Waldron Junior-Senior High School lags behind the district and state averages in proficiency rates for ILEARN/English Language Arts, ILEARN/Math, and ILEARN/Science. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rate in ILEARN/Math for all grades was just 26.98%, compared to the district's 46.86% and the state's 38.3%. Additionally, the school's students perform significantly lower on the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing and SAT Mathematics sections compared to the surrounding schools, such as Triton Central High School, Morristown Junior-Senior High School, and Greensburg Community High School.

Another area of concern is the school's high chronic absenteeism rate of 14.3%, which is higher than the state average. Additionally, Waldron Junior-Senior High School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (96.31%) compared to the surrounding schools, suggesting a lack of racial diversity. The school also has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (47.32%), indicating a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Addressing these challenges and learning from the successes of nearby schools could be crucial in improving the overall quality of education at Waldron Junior-Senior High School.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 102 N East St
       Waldron, IN  46182


(765) 525-6822

District: Shelby Eastern Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
313th of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,187 Help


Feeder schools for Waldron Junior-Senior High School:

Elementary:    Morristown Elementary School
    Waldron Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  298

Racial breakdown:

White:
96.3%
Hispanic:
3.4%
African American:
0.3%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.3% Help


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Compare Details Waldron Junior-Senior High School ranks worse than 53% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details Waldron Junior-Senior High School ranks worse than 77.7% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.95. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Waldron Junior-Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (96.3%), Hispanic (3.4%), African American (0.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waldron Junior-Senior High School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Compare Waldron Junior-Senior High School employs 22.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Waldron Junior-Senior High School is $12,187.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Waldron Junior-Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Waldron Junior-Senior High School 259th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Waldron Junior-Senior High School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Waldron Junior-Senior High School 313th of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Waldron Junior-Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Shelby Eastern Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Shelby Eastern Schools 149th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Waldron Junior-Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 65.71 63rd 222 71.6%
2005 63.92 129th 370 65.1%
2006 63.12 138th 375 63.2%
2007 56.62 181st 382 52.6%
2008 49.91 233rd 392 40.6%
2009 54.48 209th 423 50.6%
2010 50.43 249th 428 41.8%
2011 42.71 323rd 451 28.4%
2012 58.20 201st 447 55.0%
2013 41.10 315th 444 29.1%
2014 40.18 349th 470 25.7%
2015 50.17 279th 485 42.5%
2016 67.15 143rd 494 71.1%
2017 70.54 122nd 472 74.2%
2018 40.60 318th 473 32.8%
2019 45.00 274th 470 41.7%
2021 45.61 268th 483 44.5%
2022 52.09 242nd 490 50.6%
2023 46.70 258th 489 47.2%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Waldron Junior-Senior High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 56.97 171st 349 51.0%
2006 59.85 153rd 349 56.2%
2007 59.67 158th 354 55.4%
2008 70.33 86th 360 76.1%
2009 71.69 89th 364 75.5%
2010 43.96 175th 362 51.7%
2011 38.02 235th 364 35.4%
2012 65.69 69th 373 81.5%
2013 57.48 95th 353 73.1%
2014 46.13 181st 379 52.2%
2015 47.87 206th 400 48.5%
2016 51.44 195th 394 50.5%
2017 43.45 233rd 380 38.7%
2018 24.28 317th 385 17.7%
2019 50.77 180th 389 53.7%
2021 70.21 73rd 388 81.2%
2022 46.35 228th 409 44.3%
2023 24.95 312th 398 21.6%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 12.31 349th 379 7.9%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.04 270th 388 30.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.62 326th 383 14.9%
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Rank History for high school White students at Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 31.05 278th 378 26.5%
2023 16.76 341st 375 9.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Waldron Junior-Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 384 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1989 362 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1990 349 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1991 370 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1992 363 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1993 383 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 383
1994 390 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1995 438 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1996 438 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1997 457 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1998 450 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1999 439 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2000 424 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2001 396 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2002 425 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2003 425 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2004 412 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 415
2005 418 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 425
2006 417 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 421
2007 410 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 10 423
2008 423 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 12 437
2009 422 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 7 431
2010 393 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a 7 403
2011 386 1 0 2 0 0 8 0 397
2012 348 1 0 1 2 0 7 0 359
2013 345 1 0 3 2 0 5 0 356
2014 331 1 1 2 2 0 5 0 342
2015 339 1 3 6 2 0 4 0 355
2016 301 1 4 4 2 0 1 0 313
2017 277 0 2 9 2 0 2 0 292
2018 271 0 2 10 3 0 4 0 290
2019 255 1 1 10 2 0 3 0 272
2020 256 1 1 9 1 0 2 0 270
2021 272 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 280
2022 267 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 283
2023 287 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 298

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Waldron Junior-Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 384 21.8 17.6 6
1989 362 23.3 15.5 6.4
1990 349 21.6 16.1 4.6
1991 370 21.3 17.3 7.8
1992 363 22.3 16.2 7.4
1993 383 23.2 16.5 6
1994 390 23.3 16.7 5.4
1995 438 23.6 18.6 7.8
1996 438 23.6 18.6 7.8
1997 457 24.4 18.7 5.9
1998 450 25.6 17.6 7.1
1999 439 26.2 16.8 8
2000 424 26.8 15.8 11.6
2001 396 26.7 14.8 9.8
2002 429 28.3 15.2 16.3
2003 429 28.3 15.2 16.3
2004 415 29.2 14.2 18.8
2005 425 27.7 15.3 20
2006 421 28.2 14.9 19.5
2007 423 n/a n/a 21.5
2008 437 23.4 18.7 24
2009 431 25.2 17.1 21.7
2010 403 23.8 16.8 24.2
2011 397 33.9 11.7 27.2
2012 359 31.8 11.2 29
2013 356 30.8 11.5 31.7
2014 342 28.0 12.2 28.1
2015 355 22.0 16.1 33.2
2016 313 23.0 13.6 29.4
2017 292 23.8 12.2 31.8
2018 290 23.5 12.3 47.2
2019 272 27.7 9.8 39.7
2020 270 23.2 11.6 50.4
2021 280 25.4 10.9 46.1
2022 283 24.0 11.7 38.9
2023 298 22.5 13.2 47.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Waldron Junior-Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 384 21.8 17.6 6
1989 362 23.3 15.5 6.4
1990 349 21.6 16.1 4.6
1991 370 21.3 17.3 7.8
1992 363 22.3 16.2 7.4
1993 383 23.2 16.5 6
1994 390 23.3 16.7 5.4
1995 438 23.6 18.6 7.8
1996 438 23.6 18.6 7.8
1997 457 24.4 18.7 5.9
1998 450 25.6 17.6 7.1
1999 439 26.2 16.8 8
2000 424 26.8 15.8 11.6
2001 396 26.7 14.8 9.8
2002 429 28.3 15.2 16.3
2003 429 28.3 15.2 16.3
2004 415 29.2 14.2 18.8
2005 425 27.7 15.3 20
2006 421 28.2 14.9 19.5
2007 423 n/a n/a 21.5
2008 437 23.4 18.7 24
2009 431 25.2 17.1 21.7
2010 403 23.8 16.8 24.2
2011 397 33.9 11.7 27.2
2012 359 31.8 11.2 29
2013 356 30.8 11.5 31.7
2014 342 28.0 12.2 28.1
2015 355 22.0 16.1 33.2
2016 313 23.0 13.6 29.4
2017 292 23.8 12.2 31.8
2018 290 23.5 12.3 47.2
2019 272 27.7 9.8 39.7
2020 270 23.2 11.6 50.4
2021 280 25.4 10.9 46.1
2022 283 24.0 11.7 38.9
2023 298 22.5 13.2 47.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Waldron Junior-Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $470 (4.4%) $10,137 (95.6%) $10,607
2020 $476 (4.3%) $10,628 (95.7%) $11,104
2021 $748 (6.6%) $10,522 (93.4%) $11,270
2022 $529 (4.3%) $11,658 (95.7%) $12,187

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Waldron Junior-Senior High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 274th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 258th of 489 Middle schools
 5.5%
Ranks 180th of 389 High schoolsRanks 312th of 398 High schools
 32.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)45.923.8
 22.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby Eastern Schools)40.838
 2.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)48.631
 17.7%
   6th Grade Math (Shelby Eastern Schools)57.945.7
 12.3%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)59.538.1
 21.4%
   6th Grade Science (Shelby Eastern Schools)51.339.1
 12.2%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)34.943.9
 9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby Eastern Schools)42.943.5
 0.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)20.931.7
 10.8%
   7th Grade Math (Shelby Eastern Schools)29.937.7
 7.8%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)43.232.6
 10.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby Eastern Schools)5043.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)35.118.6
 16.5%
   8th Grade Math (Shelby Eastern Schools)39.727.2
 12.5%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%
End of Course Biology (Waldron Junior-Senior High School)19.415
 4.4%
   End of Course Biology (Shelby Eastern Schools)46.319.4
 27%
   End of Course Biology (Indiana)38.629
 9.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students272298
 9.6%
African American11
American Indian20
 100%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic1010
Pacific Islander00
White255287
 12.5%
Two or More Races30
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.7%47.3%
 7.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldron Junior-Senior High School

Waldron Junior-Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Morristown Elementary School
Elementary : Waldron Elementary School

Students at Waldron Junior-Senior High School are 96% White, 3% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 298 students attended Waldron Junior-Senior High School.

Waldron Junior-Senior High School ranks in the bottom 22.3% of Indiana high schools.


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