Adams High School

Public 9-12

 808 S Twyckenham Dr
       South Bend, IN  46615


(574) 393-5300

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
208th of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,340 Help


Feeder schools for Adams High School:

Elementary:    McKinley Elementary School
    Nuner Fine Arts Academy
Middle:    Edison Middle School
    Jefferson Traditional School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  1,976

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.3%
Hispanic:
31.4%
African American:
24.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.3% Help


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Compare Details Adams High School ranks worse than 51.6% of high schools in Indiana. It also ranks first among 5 ranked high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.48. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Adams 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 Adams High School has the largest high school student body size in the South Bend Community School Corp District. Student population at Adams High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.3%), Hispanic (31.4%), African American (24.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Adams High School is 15.9, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District! (See more...)
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Compare Adams High School employs 124.1 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Adams High School is $12,340, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Adams High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams High School 208th of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Adams High School in the ranking list.)

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South Bend Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bend Community School Corp 307th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Adams High School

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Rank History for all students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 16.92 316th 349 9.5%
2006 19.94 314th 349 10.0%
2007 18.93 323rd 354 8.8%
2008 20.40 322nd 360 10.6%
2009 29.49 310th 364 14.8%
2010 22.29 307th 362 15.2%
2011 29.40 282nd 364 22.5%
2012 39.47 223rd 373 40.2%
2013 26.30 273rd 353 22.7%
2014 24.62 305th 379 19.5%
2015 27.61 314th 400 21.5%
2016 59.77 138th 394 65.0%
2017 55.32 153rd 380 59.7%
2018 47.53 226th 385 41.3%
2019 39.73 254th 389 34.7%
2021 42.24 228th 388 41.2%
2022 52.34 203rd 409 50.4%
2023 45.48 208th 398 47.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 44.15 48th 94 48.9%
2023 57.82 39th 104 62.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.03 49th 74 33.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.34 147th 285 48.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.84 294th 379 22.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.38 182nd 388 53.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.69 234th 383 38.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 46.05 56th 125 55.2%
2023 38.65 62nd 125 50.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.96 96th 164 41.5%
2023 37.67 100th 166 39.8%
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Rank History for White students at Adams High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 86.14 43rd 378 88.6%
2023 76.36 51st 375 86.4%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Open Quote As an alumni who still frequents the South Bend area, I can attest to the value of the opportunities that students are given at John Adams. A wide range of activities and opportunities are available to students, and I am very proud to be an alumni (nearly 40 years, now) of the Pride of the East Side. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Adams High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1031 289 41 23 1 n/a n/a 0 1385
1989 911 248 32 24 3 n/a n/a 0 1218
1990 891 268 24 24 4 n/a n/a 0 1211
1991 853 265 30 43 6 n/a n/a 0 1197
1992 864 352 37 67 4 n/a n/a 0 1324
1993 867 332 44 67 8 n/a n/a 0 1318
1994 870 315 53 82 9 n/a n/a 0 1329
1995 776 272 45 121 5 n/a n/a 11 1230
1996 776 272 45 121 5 n/a n/a 11 1230
1997 740 296 35 144 3 n/a n/a 0 1218
1998 739 277 44 129 3 n/a n/a 0 1192
1999 694 304 38 111 2 n/a n/a 0 1149
2000 698 305 47 130 1 n/a n/a 0 1181
2001 710 315 40 148 3 n/a n/a 0 1216
2002 856 562 43 190 5 n/a n/a 0 1656
2003 856 562 43 190 5 n/a n/a 0 1656
2004 780 567 38 202 4 n/a n/a 0 1591
2005 739 557 44 202 4 n/a n/a 0 1546
2006 735 581 38 206 4 n/a n/a 0 1564
2007 732 618 34 219 7 n/a n/a 34 1644
2008 754 623 38 265 8 n/a n/a 45 1733
2009 745 552 33 281 10 n/a n/a 60 1681
2010 732 555 35 313 8 n/a n/a 66 1709
2011 730 516 33 280 6 1 89 0 1655
2012 743 496 33 238 5 0 95 0 1610
2013 772 551 38 228 4 1 119 0 1713
2014 787 580 41 241 2 1 148 0 1800
2015 756 515 44 271 3 1 166 0 1756
2016 724 498 56 306 3 2 161 0 1750
2017 703 486 57 369 2 1 176 0 1794
2018 706 495 61 442 3 2 177 0 1886
2019 706 501 49 484 5 2 166 0 1913
2020 692 479 46 515 5 2 153 0 1892
2021 694 500 43 522 4 2 184 0 1949
2022 678 455 46 562 2 2 172 0 1917
2023 678 480 45 621 1 2 149 0 1976

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 Adams High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1385 77.6 17.8 10.7
1989 1218 74.3 16.3 9.6
1990 1211 75.0 16.1 13
1991 1197 75.1 15.9 12.9
1992 1324 n/a n/a 17.2
1993 1318 70.8 18.6 23.2
1994 1329 69.7 19.1 19.7
1995 1230 65.0 18.9 29.9
1996 1230 65.0 18.9 29.9
1997 1218 67.4 18.1 28.1
1998 1192 66.8 17.8 30.2
1999 1149 75.5 15.2 31.5
2000 1181 79.0 14.9 33.5
2001 1216 82.0 14.8 36.9
2002 1656 76.7 21.6 44
2003 1656 76.7 21.6 44
2004 1591 80.8 19.7 48
2005 1546 80.1 19.3 51.2
2006 1564 79.3 19.7 54
2007 1644 n/a n/a 57.7
2008 1733 86.4 20.1 57.8
2009 1681 92.9 18.1 57.9
2010 1709 91.4 18.6 62
2011 1655 87.4 18.9 55.2
2012 1610 89.9 17.9 57.1
2013 1713 93.2 18.3 57.9
2014 1800 89.5 20.0 57.2
2015 1756 44.0 39.9 58.3
2016 1750 100.0 17.5 56.6
2017 1794 112.7 15.9 58
2018 1886 114.4 16.4 55.9
2019 1913 118.8 16.0 56.5
2020 1892 122.8 15.4 53.4
2021 1949 127.1 15.3 57.5
2022 1917 138.5 13.8 45.8
2023 1976 124.1 15.9 56.3

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 Adams High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1385 77.6 17.8 10.7
1989 1218 74.3 16.3 9.6
1990 1211 75.0 16.1 13
1991 1197 75.1 15.9 12.9
1992 1324 n/a n/a 17.2
1993 1318 70.8 18.6 23.2
1994 1329 69.7 19.1 19.7
1995 1230 65.0 18.9 29.9
1996 1230 65.0 18.9 29.9
1997 1218 67.4 18.1 28.1
1998 1192 66.8 17.8 30.2
1999 1149 75.5 15.2 31.5
2000 1181 79.0 14.9 33.5
2001 1216 82.0 14.8 36.9
2002 1656 76.7 21.6 44
2003 1656 76.7 21.6 44
2004 1591 80.8 19.7 48
2005 1546 80.1 19.3 51.2
2006 1564 79.3 19.7 54
2007 1644 n/a n/a 57.7
2008 1733 86.4 20.1 57.8
2009 1681 92.9 18.1 57.9
2010 1709 91.4 18.6 62
2011 1655 87.4 18.9 55.2
2012 1610 89.9 17.9 57.1
2013 1713 93.2 18.3 57.9
2014 1800 89.5 20.0 57.2
2015 1756 44.0 39.9 58.3
2016 1750 100.0 17.5 56.6
2017 1794 112.7 15.9 58
2018 1886 114.4 16.4 55.9
2019 1913 118.8 16.0 56.5
2020 1892 122.8 15.4 53.4
2021 1949 127.1 15.3 57.5
2022 1917 138.5 13.8 45.8
2023 1976 124.1 15.9 56.3

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 Adams High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $438 (5.1%) $8,084 (94.9%) $8,522
2020 $454 (5.0%) $8,543 (94.9%) $8,998
2021 $970 (9.9%) $8,844 (90.1%) $9,814
2022 $2,470 (20.0%) $9,870 (80.0%) $12,340

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Adams 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 254th of 389 High schoolsRanks 208th of 398 High schools
 13%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Adams High School)27.816.3
 11.5%
   End of Course Biology (South Bend Community School Corp)20.211.2
 9%
   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 Students19131976
 3.3%
African American501480
 4.2%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian4945
 8.2%
Hispanic484621
 28.3%
Pacific Islander22
White706678
 4%
Two or More Races166149
 10.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.5%56.3%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adams High School

Students at Adams High School are 34% White, 31% Hispanic, 24% African American, 8% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Adams High School ranks 208th of 403 Indiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,976 students attended Adams High School.

Adams High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : McKinley Elementary School
Elementary : Nuner Fine Arts Academy
Middle : Edison Middle School
Middle : Jefferson Traditional School


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