Wabash High School

Summary:

Wabash High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Wabash, Indiana, with a student population of 478. The school is part of the MSD Wabash County Schools district, which is ranked 222 out of 364 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wabash High School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (91.63%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 74.94% to 92.78% white students. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 152 out of 398 Indiana high schools (3-star rating) in 2022-2023 to as low as 325 out of 389 (1-star rating) in 2018-2019. However, Wabash High School has maintained a high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 90.7% to 96.1% over the past five years, which is higher than the surrounding schools like Huntington North High School and Oak Hill High School. On the other hand, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 20.0% in 2020-2021 to 33.8% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the surrounding schools.

Wabash High School's test scores, particularly in ILEARN/Biology and SAT/Mathematics, are significantly lower than the state and district averages, indicating an area of concern. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 48.83% to 52.72% over the past three years, which is higher than some of the surrounding schools like Maconaquah High School and North Miami Middle/High School. These factors suggest that socioeconomic factors may be playing a role in the school's performance, and addressing the high chronic absenteeism could help improve overall outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 580 N Miami St
       Wabash, IN  46992


(260) 563-4131

District: Wabash City Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,377 Help


Feeder schools for Wabash High School:

Elementary:    O J Neighbours Elementary School
Middle:    Wabash Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  478

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.6%
Hispanic:
3.1%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wabash High School ranks better than 62.3% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.19. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Wabash 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 (91.6%), Hispanic (3.1%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wabash High School is 16.8. (See more...)
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Compare Wabash High School employs 28.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wabash High School is $13,377.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wabash High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wabash High School 152nd of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Wabash High School in the ranking list.)

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Wabash City Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wabash City Schools 222nd of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wabash High School

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Rank History for all students at Wabash High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 40.40 256th 349 26.6%
2006 36.46 281st 349 19.5%
2007 43.94 249th 354 29.7%
2008 55.27 194th 360 46.1%
2009 66.72 130th 364 64.3%
2010 46.37 158th 362 56.4%
2011 28.12 286th 364 21.4%
2012 26.64 313th 373 16.1%
2013 26.28 274th 353 22.4%
2014 47.56 169th 379 55.4%
2015 38.49 269th 400 32.8%
2016 47.22 229th 394 41.9%
2017 23.53 312th 380 17.9%
2018 26.16 312th 385 19.0%
2019 21.92 325th 389 16.5%
2021 28.48 296th 388 23.7%
2022 52.82 197th 409 51.8%
2023 55.19 152nd 398 61.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wabash High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 36.01 179th 285 37.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wabash High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.22 140th 379 63.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Wabash High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.42 213th 388 45.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Wabash High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.13 94th 383 75.5%
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Rank History for White students at Wabash High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.21 206th 378 45.5%
2023 45.97 178th 375 52.5%
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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 Wabash High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 590 2 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 603
1989 597 6 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1990 557 3 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1991 552 6 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1992 530 3 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 540
1993 529 3 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1994 510 3 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1995 541 4 7 4 0 n/a n/a 1 557
1996 541 4 7 4 0 n/a n/a 1 557
1997 551 1 6 4 0 n/a n/a 2 564
1998 559 1 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1999 537 1 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 552
2000 517 1 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2001 497 2 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2002 421 2 0 7 1 n/a n/a 0 431
2003 421 2 0 7 1 n/a n/a 0 431
2004 415 4 0 7 5 n/a n/a 0 431
2005 430 3 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 441
2006 438 3 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2007 444 2 4 10 1 n/a n/a 1 462
2008 443 2 3 13 0 n/a n/a 2 463
2009 409 1 4 8 3 n/a n/a 2 427
2010 435 1 2 7 2 n/a n/a 4 451
2011 432 2 2 2 2 0 7 0 447
2012 451 0 5 3 2 0 8 0 469
2013 458 2 5 3 2 0 6 0 476
2014 437 2 3 6 5 0 4 0 457
2015 397 4 2 8 4 0 3 0 418
2016 402 2 3 10 3 0 2 0 422
2017 402 4 3 11 1 0 6 0 427
2018 423 8 4 13 0 0 12 0 460
2019 418 4 4 15 0 0 15 0 456
2020 422 4 3 11 0 0 15 0 455
2021 431 4 3 10 2 0 15 0 465
2022 437 3 4 12 3 0 12 0 471
2023 438 6 5 15 3 0 11 0 478

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 Wabash High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 603 33.6 17.9 8.1
1989 614 32.7 18.7 23.3
1990 568 31.4 18.0 22.4
1991 568 31.9 17.8 12.3
1992 540 31.9 16.9 14.6
1993 543 30.5 17.8 17.3
1994 524 31.3 16.7 13.2
1995 557 31.8 17.5 9.9
1996 557 31.8 17.5 9.9
1997 564 31.7 17.8 10.3
1998 575 31.9 18.0 9.2
1999 552 31.6 17.5 12.7
2000 529 32.6 16.2 11.7
2001 510 32.1 15.9 13.9
2002 431 29.3 14.7 22.5
2003 431 29.3 14.7 22.5
2004 431 28.7 15.0 23.9
2005 441 28.3 15.6 31.7
2006 453 27.2 16.7 34.9
2007 462 n/a n/a 38.4
2008 463 29.9 15.5 41
2009 427 28.1 15.2 44.9
2010 451 29.2 15.4 52.3
2011 447 26.9 16.5 52.8
2012 469 33.5 13.9 54.4
2013 476 20.5 23.1 53.8
2014 457 29.8 15.3 54.9
2015 418 29.0 14.4 51.7
2016 422 30.0 14.0 47.4
2017 427 31.0 13.7 45.9
2018 460 31.0 14.8 47.2
2019 456 32.1 14.1 49.3
2020 455 34.4 13.2 52.7
2021 465 35.1 13.2 50.1
2022 471 30.8 15.2 48.8
2023 478 28.3 16.8 52.7

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 Wabash High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 603 33.6 17.9 8.1
1989 614 32.7 18.7 23.3
1990 568 31.4 18.0 22.4
1991 568 31.9 17.8 12.3
1992 540 31.9 16.9 14.6
1993 543 30.5 17.8 17.3
1994 524 31.3 16.7 13.2
1995 557 31.8 17.5 9.9
1996 557 31.8 17.5 9.9
1997 564 31.7 17.8 10.3
1998 575 31.9 18.0 9.2
1999 552 31.6 17.5 12.7
2000 529 32.6 16.2 11.7
2001 510 32.1 15.9 13.9
2002 431 29.3 14.7 22.5
2003 431 29.3 14.7 22.5
2004 431 28.7 15.0 23.9
2005 441 28.3 15.6 31.7
2006 453 27.2 16.7 34.9
2007 462 n/a n/a 38.4
2008 463 29.9 15.5 41
2009 427 28.1 15.2 44.9
2010 451 29.2 15.4 52.3
2011 447 26.9 16.5 52.8
2012 469 33.5 13.9 54.4
2013 476 20.5 23.1 53.8
2014 457 29.8 15.3 54.9
2015 418 29.0 14.4 51.7
2016 422 30.0 14.0 47.4
2017 427 31.0 13.7 45.9
2018 460 31.0 14.8 47.2
2019 456 32.1 14.1 49.3
2020 455 34.4 13.2 52.7
2021 465 35.1 13.2 50.1
2022 471 30.8 15.2 48.8
2023 478 28.3 16.8 52.7

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 Wabash High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $48 (0.4%) $11,021 (99.6%) $11,070
2020 $99 (0.8%) $11,611 (99.2%) $11,710
2021 $629 (5.1%) $11,593 (94.9%) $12,222
2022 $801 (6.0%) $12,576 (94.0%) $13,377

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wabash 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 325th of 389 High schoolsRanks 152nd of 398 High schools
 45.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Wabash High School)5.28.9
 3.7%
   End of Course Biology (Wabash City Schools)31.527.5
 4%
   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 Students456478
 4.8%
African American46
 50%
American Indian03
Asian45
 25%
Hispanic1515
Pacific Islander00
White418438
 4.8%
Two or More Races1511
 26.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.3%52.7%
 3.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wabash High School

Wabash High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : O J Neighbours Elementary School
Middle : Wabash Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 478 students attended Wabash High School.

Students at Wabash High School are 92% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Asian.

Wabash High School ranks 152nd of 403 Indiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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