Fishers Junior High School

Summary:

Fishers Junior High School is a public middle school serving grades 7-8 in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district in Fishers, Indiana, with a student population of 863 and a strong academic reputation.

Fishers Junior High School consistently outperforms the state average on standardized tests, with 54.56% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 55.27% proficient or better in Math, compared to state averages of 39.5% and 32.9% respectively. The school also maintains a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 12.8%, suggesting effective student engagement. While the school has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 28.04% compared to nearby schools, this indicates it serves a more economically diverse population. Fishers Junior High School spends $10,106 per student, higher than the state average, demonstrating the district's investment in the school's success.

Compared to other nearby middle schools, Fishers Junior High School has a more diverse student population, with 63.62% White, 10.89% African American, 9.73% Hispanic, and 9.04% Asian students. This diversity likely contributes to the school's strong academic performance, as it consistently ranks in the top 50 middle schools in Indiana, outperforming nearby schools like Noblesville East Middle School and Riverside Junior High.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 13257 Cumberland Rd
       Fishers, IN  46038


(317) 594-4150

District: Hamilton Southeastern Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,106 Help


Students who attend Fishers Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Fishers High School

Feeder schools for Fishers Junior High School:

Elementary:    Cumberland Road Elementary School
    Sand Creek Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  863

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.6%
African American:
10.9%
Hispanic:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fishers Junior High School ranks better than 91.4% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.31. (See more...)
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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 (63.6%), African American (10.9%), Hispanic (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fishers Junior High School is 16.9, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fishers Junior High School is $10,106. 3 middle schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Fishers Junior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Fishers Junior High School 42nd of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Fishers Junior High School in the ranking list.)

Hamilton Southeastern Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton Southeastern Schools 13th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fishers Junior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 93.77 7th 370 98.1%
2006 90.41 8th 375 97.9%
2007 89.92 12th 382 96.9%
2008 88.84 14th 392 96.4%
2009 91.76 13th 423 96.9%
2010 90.16 11th 428 97.4%
2011 85.74 23rd 451 94.9%
2012 83.37 31st 447 93.1%
2013 83.29 33rd 444 92.6%
2014 78.49 64th 470 86.4%
2015 85.73 42nd 485 91.3%
2016 78.79 76th 494 84.6%
2017 86.41 35th 472 92.6%
2018 88.15 28th 473 94.1%
2019 87.32 39th 470 91.7%
2021 85.37 56th 483 88.4%
2022 91.21 34th 490 93.1%
2023 89.31 42nd 489 91.4%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Fishers Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 526 12 15 9 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2001 613 20 25 14 0 n/a n/a 0 672
2002 705 38 25 16 3 n/a n/a 0 787
2003 705 38 25 16 3 n/a n/a 0 787
2004 807 51 34 17 0 n/a n/a 0 909
2005 851 84 40 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1000
2006 914 92 40 37 2 n/a n/a 0 1085
2007 638 91 53 38 2 n/a n/a 50 872
2008 735 100 64 41 1 n/a n/a 58 999
2009 780 99 63 36 0 n/a n/a 67 1045
2010 560 94 48 33 2 n/a n/a 57 794
2011 631 97 64 65 2 1 57 0 917
2012 672 111 72 74 2 0 53 0 984
2013 727 127 78 59 3 0 53 0 1047
2014 720 117 79 65 1 1 70 0 1053
2015 733 113 77 78 2 0 69 0 1072
2016 680 91 68 66 2 0 59 0 966
2017 696 94 69 70 1 0 58 0 988
2018 725 89 66 81 6 1 63 0 1031
2019 682 111 70 69 5 1 51 0 989
2020 634 114 67 101 2 0 54 0 972
2021 616 114 64 93 2 0 55 0 944
2022 595 110 77 85 2 0 58 0 927
2023 549 94 78 84 1 0 57 0 863

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 Fishers Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 562 28.5 19.7 3.2
2001 672 36.6 18.4 3.9
2002 787 39.5 19.9 5.3
2003 787 39.5 19.9 5.3
2004 909 43.9 20.7 8
2005 1000 50.8 19.7 9.3
2006 1085 54.8 19.8 8.1
2007 872 n/a n/a 12.9
2008 999 54.7 18.3 13.7
2009 1045 57.1 18.3 16.7
2010 794 48.4 16.3 18
2011 917 47.7 19.2 22.1
2012 984 53.6 18.3 20.1
2013 1047 55.6 18.8 21.7
2014 1053 59.1 17.7 20.7
2015 1072 56.0 19.1 20.1
2016 966 52.0 18.5 18.8
2017 988 54.6 18.0 20.7
2018 1031 54.8 18.7 21.2
2019 989 53.5 18.4 23.5
2020 972 52.5 18.5 24.7
2021 944 56.5 16.7 23
2022 927 52.2 17.7 23.1
2023 863 51.0 16.9 28

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 Fishers Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 562 28.5 19.7 3.2
2001 672 36.6 18.4 3.9
2002 787 39.5 19.9 5.3
2003 787 39.5 19.9 5.3
2004 909 43.9 20.7 8
2005 1000 50.8 19.7 9.3
2006 1085 54.8 19.8 8.1
2007 872 n/a n/a 12.9
2008 999 54.7 18.3 13.7
2009 1045 57.1 18.3 16.7
2010 794 48.4 16.3 18
2011 917 47.7 19.2 22.1
2012 984 53.6 18.3 20.1
2013 1047 55.6 18.8 21.7
2014 1053 59.1 17.7 20.7
2015 1072 56.0 19.1 20.1
2016 966 52.0 18.5 18.8
2017 988 54.6 18.0 20.7
2018 1031 54.8 18.7 21.2
2019 989 53.5 18.4 23.5
2020 972 52.5 18.5 24.7
2021 944 56.5 16.7 23
2022 927 52.2 17.7 23.1
2023 863 51.0 16.9 28

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 Fishers Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $183 (1.9%) $9,495 (98.1%) $9,678
2020 $176 (1.9%) $9,325 (98.1%) $9,501
2021 $200 (2.1%) $9,520 (97.9%) $9,720
2022 $269 (2.7%) $9,837 (97.3%) $10,106

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fishers Junior 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 39th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 42nd of 489 Middle schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Fishers Junior High School)59.153.2
 5.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)69.557.3
 12.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Fishers Junior High School)68.360.2
 8.1%
   7th Grade Math (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)68.458.8
 9.6%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Fishers Junior High School)62.455.6
 6.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)67.261.3
 5.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Fishers Junior High School)60.551.4
 9.1%
   8th Grade Math (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)61.751.6
 10.1%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students989863
 12.7%
African American11194
 15.3%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian7078
 11.4%
Hispanic6984
 21.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White682549
 19.5%
Two or More Races5157
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.5%28%
 4.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishers Junior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 863 students attended Fishers Junior High School.

Yes. Fishers Junior High School ranks in the top 8.6% of Indiana middle schools.

Students who attend Fishers Junior High School usually go on to attend Fishers High School

Students at Fishers Junior High School are 64% White, 11% African American, 10% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 7% Two or more races.


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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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