Washington High School

Summary:

Washington High School is a public high school located in South Bend, Indiana, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 834. The school is part of the South Bend Community School Corporation, which is ranked 307 out of 364 districts in Indiana and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Washington High School has a significantly higher percentage of minority students compared to the surrounding schools, with 49.76% African American and 31.18% Hispanic students. The school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Indiana high schools, with only 2.31% of students proficient or better in ILEARN/Biology, compared to the state average of 29% and the district average of 11.22%. Washington High School also struggles with low graduation rates, at 70.5%, and a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 51.1%, both of which are much worse than nearby schools like Adams High School (87.6% graduation rate, 25.6% chronic absenteeism) and Clay High School (77.0% graduation rate, 44.0% chronic absenteeism).

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Washington High School, 79.26%, suggests that the school serves a population with significant socioeconomic challenges, which may be a contributing factor to the school's academic struggles. Addressing the root causes of these challenges, such as equity, access, and socioeconomic factors, may be crucial for improving student outcomes and closing the performance gap with the surrounding schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4747 W Washington Ave
       South Bend, IN  46619


(574) 393-5500

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
373rd of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,939 Help


Feeder schools for Washington High School:

Elementary:    Harrison Elementary School
    Warren Elementary School
    Wilson Elementary School
Middle:    Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
    Navarre Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  834

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.8%
Hispanic:
31.2%
White:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.3% Help


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Compare Details Washington High School ranks worse than 92.6% of high schools in Indiana. It also ranks 4th 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 8.72. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Washington 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: African American (49.8%), Hispanic (31.2%), White (10.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington High School is 14.2. 3 high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington High School is $14,939. 3 high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington High School 373rd of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Washington 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 Washington High School

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Rank History for all students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 12.84 320th 349 8.3%
2006 6.37 333rd 349 4.6%
2007 12.03 330th 354 6.8%
2008 11.93 336th 360 6.7%
2009 10.03 336th 364 7.7%
2010 4.76 350th 362 3.3%
2011 10.67 340th 364 6.6%
2012 7.31 358th 373 4.0%
2013 7.13 336th 353 4.8%
2014 2.74 368th 379 2.9%
2015 9.38 364th 400 9.0%
2016 4.14 374th 394 5.1%
2017 6.28 355th 380 6.6%
2018 2.55 378th 385 1.8%
2019 6.20 360th 389 7.5%
2021 14.84 348th 388 10.3%
2022 5.24 381st 409 6.8%
2023 8.72 368th 398 7.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 9.23 89th 94 5.3%
2023 23.71 76th 104 26.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.40 67th 74 9.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.27 171st 285 40.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 12.06 350th 379 7.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.37 363rd 388 6.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.55 360th 383 6.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 13.78 116th 125 7.2%
2023 20.88 109th 125 12.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 13.87 149th 164 9.1%
2023 13.92 156th 166 6.0%
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Rank History for White students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.96 335th 375 10.7%
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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 Washington High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 684 333 0 101 0 n/a n/a 0 1118
1989 661 342 1 99 1 n/a n/a 0 1104
1990 631 333 0 92 2 n/a n/a 0 1058
1991 629 338 2 108 4 n/a n/a 0 1081
1992 650 370 0 119 0 n/a n/a 0 1139
1993 647 334 1 120 4 n/a n/a 0 1106
1994 621 367 3 112 6 n/a n/a 0 1109
1995 639 336 5 121 5 n/a n/a 18 1124
1996 639 336 5 121 5 n/a n/a 18 1124
1997 610 354 6 107 3 n/a n/a 2 1082
1998 591 341 6 131 4 n/a n/a 0 1073
1999 592 353 7 152 7 n/a n/a 0 1111
2000 518 347 14 163 8 n/a n/a 0 1050
2001 493 359 11 171 8 n/a n/a 0 1042
2002 602 538 9 179 5 n/a n/a 0 1333
2003 602 538 9 179 5 n/a n/a 0 1333
2004 662 647 6 182 7 n/a n/a 0 1504
2005 673 687 3 203 7 n/a n/a 0 1573
2006 640 696 3 233 11 n/a n/a 0 1583
2007 557 636 2 217 9 n/a n/a 44 1465
2008 485 652 4 201 8 n/a n/a 44 1394
2009 440 680 5 209 6 n/a n/a 51 1391
2010 422 679 3 231 6 n/a n/a 71 1412
2011 364 606 3 264 4 0 72 0 1313
2012 310 555 4 287 2 0 78 0 1236
2013 264 542 0 314 4 0 88 0 1212
2014 229 483 1 298 2 0 80 0 1093
2015 155 491 1 265 2 0 87 0 1001
2016 129 461 2 269 1 0 75 0 937
2017 88 466 4 272 2 0 74 0 906
2018 83 497 3 255 1 0 74 0 913
2019 69 400 6 235 0 0 68 0 778
2020 68 369 6 216 0 0 72 0 731
2021 70 402 4 256 0 0 73 0 805
2022 76 386 2 282 0 0 55 0 801
2023 88 415 4 260 1 0 66 0 834

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 Washington High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1118 65.9 16.9 12.1
1989 1104 65.0 16.9 13.9
1990 1058 63.5 16.6 17.5
1991 1081 62.9 17.1 20.6
1992 1139 n/a n/a 25.1
1993 1106 70.3 15.7 29.4
1994 1109 67.5 16.4 27.3
1995 1124 64.7 17.4 28.8
1996 1124 64.7 17.4 28.8
1997 1082 65.9 16.4 31.6
1998 1073 71.2 15.1 34.8
1999 1111 76.4 14.5 39.3
2000 1050 72.2 14.5 36.4
2001 1042 72.7 14.3 46.4
2002 1333 65.0 20.5 48.9
2003 1333 65.0 20.5 48.9
2004 1504 78.4 19.2 51.9
2005 1573 82.8 19.0 55.4
2006 1583 85.7 18.5 58.8
2007 1465 n/a n/a 62
2008 1394 81.1 17.2 64
2009 1391 79.7 17.5 71.1
2010 1412 80.9 17.4 79.3
2011 1313 73.4 17.8 66.3
2012 1236 89.4 13.8 74.2
2013 1212 69.4 17.4 75.5
2014 1093 62.5 17.4 73.1
2015 1001 n/a n/a 81.8
2016 937 41.0 22.8 77.9
2017 906 70.6 12.8 79.6
2018 913 70.2 12.9 80.9
2019 778 73.7 10.5 77.9
2020 731 70.5 10.3 78
2021 805 70.1 11.4 80
2022 801 69.7 11.4 63.7
2023 834 58.7 14.2 79.3

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 Washington High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1118 65.9 16.9 12.1
1989 1104 65.0 16.9 13.9
1990 1058 63.5 16.6 17.5
1991 1081 62.9 17.1 20.6
1992 1139 n/a n/a 25.1
1993 1106 70.3 15.7 29.4
1994 1109 67.5 16.4 27.3
1995 1124 64.7 17.4 28.8
1996 1124 64.7 17.4 28.8
1997 1082 65.9 16.4 31.6
1998 1073 71.2 15.1 34.8
1999 1111 76.4 14.5 39.3
2000 1050 72.2 14.5 36.4
2001 1042 72.7 14.3 46.4
2002 1333 65.0 20.5 48.9
2003 1333 65.0 20.5 48.9
2004 1504 78.4 19.2 51.9
2005 1573 82.8 19.0 55.4
2006 1583 85.7 18.5 58.8
2007 1465 n/a n/a 62
2008 1394 81.1 17.2 64
2009 1391 79.7 17.5 71.1
2010 1412 80.9 17.4 79.3
2011 1313 73.4 17.8 66.3
2012 1236 89.4 13.8 74.2
2013 1212 69.4 17.4 75.5
2014 1093 62.5 17.4 73.1
2015 1001 n/a n/a 81.8
2016 937 41.0 22.8 77.9
2017 906 70.6 12.8 79.6
2018 913 70.2 12.9 80.9
2019 778 73.7 10.5 77.9
2020 731 70.5 10.3 78
2021 805 70.1 11.4 80
2022 801 69.7 11.4 63.7
2023 834 58.7 14.2 79.3

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 Washington High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $559 (4.9%) $10,844 (95.1%) $11,403
2020 $798 (6.6%) $11,295 (93.4%) $12,094
2021 $1,222 (10.3%) $10,619 (89.7%) $11,841
2022 $2,864 (19.2%) $12,075 (80.8%) $14,939

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington 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 360th of 389 High schoolsRanks 368th of 398 High schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Washington High School)4.72.3
 2.4%
   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 Students778834
 7.2%
African American400415
 3.8%
American Indian01
Asian64
 33.3%
Hispanic235260
 10.6%
Pacific Islander00
White6988
 27.5%
Two or More Races6866
 2.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.9%79.3%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington High School

Students at Washington High School are 50% African American, 31% Hispanic, 11% White, 8% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 834 students attended Washington High School.

Washington High School ranks in the bottom 7.4% of Indiana high schools.

Washington High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Harrison Elementary School
Elementary : Warren Elementary School
Elementary : Wilson Elementary School
Middle : Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
Middle : Navarre Middle School


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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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