Ben Davis High School

Public 10-12

 1200 N Girls Sch Rd
       Indianapolis, IN  46214-6699


 (317) 244-7691

District: M S D Wayne Township

SchoolDigger Rank:
357th of 385 Indiana High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9
Number of students:  3,124

Racial breakdown:
African American:
36.7%
White:
36.4%
Hispanic:
20.6%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ben Davis High School ranked worse than 92.7% of high schools in Indiana. It also ranked last among 3 ranked high schools in the M S D Wayne Township School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.4. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Ben Davis High School has the largest high school student body size in the M S D Wayne Township School District. Student population at Ben Davis High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (36.7%), White (36.4%), Hispanic (20.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 68.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ben Davis High School is 16.9, which is the 2nd best among 3 high schools in the M S D Wayne Township School District. (See more...)
Compare Ben Davis High School employs 184 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ben Davis High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ben Davis High School 357th of 385 Indiana public high schools. (See Ben Davis High School in the ranking list.)

M S D Wayne Township:

SchoolDigger ranks M S D Wayne Township 287th of 339 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ben Davis High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 27.71 298th 349 14.6%
2006 31.14 295th 349 15.5%
2007 24.21 314th 354 11.3%
2008 26.25 314th 360 12.8%
2009 26.50 318th 364 12.6%
2010 11.46 340th 362 6.1%
2011 6.64 353rd 364 3.0%
2012 5.13 361st 373 3.2%
2013 5.01 340th 353 3.7%
2014 3.24 365th 379 3.7%
2015 4.37 381st 400 4.8%
2016 11.10 359th 394 8.9%
2017 8.26 351st 380 7.6%
2018 8.40 357th 385 7.3%

Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Open Quote Our choice to enroll our kids at Ben Davis came after researching the AP/Honors courses available compared to other private high schools in the area. We knew the rich AP course offerings (20+ classes) coupled with the diverse student body were perfect for our family. And the decision has proven fruitful! Our kids were able to take advantage of the great academics, theatre/music programs, and strong athletic teams. Most importantly, our children experienced an environment where students from all socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, religions, and experiences came together. We wanted our children to have a "real world" school experience, not one where they were placed in a homogenous bubble of students. Ben Davis was just that and prepared our children to go into their universities and careers with the ability to move through and feel comfortable in different spaces and communities with ease. This understanding is the foundation to empathy and understanding that we need in this world. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Ben Davis High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 2287 384 31 8 4 n/a n/a 0 2714
1989 2056 447 28 8 1 n/a n/a 0 2540
1990 1956 429 32 10 1 n/a n/a 0 2428
1991 1893 424 32 12 32 n/a n/a 0 2393
1992 1828 407 33 17 2 n/a n/a 0 2287
1993 1853 439 36 20 3 n/a n/a 0 2351
1994 1817 424 38 28 3 n/a n/a 0 2310
1995 1811 463 35 28 6 n/a n/a 0 2343
1996 1811 463 35 28 6 n/a n/a 0 2343
1997 1875 534 35 27 3 n/a n/a 5 2479
1998 1924 569 38 40 10 n/a n/a 1 2582
1999 1876 542 36 51 8 n/a n/a 0 2513
2000 1863 553 35 58 5 n/a n/a 0 2514
2001 1728 585 43 54 5 n/a n/a 0 2415
2002 1831 679 41 94 9 n/a n/a 0 2654
2003 1831 679 41 94 9 n/a n/a 0 2654
2004 1693 724 43 148 9 n/a n/a 0 2617
2005 1845 863 45 176 11 n/a n/a 0 2940
2006 1745 922 61 224 9 n/a n/a 0 2961
2007 1819 1054 50 260 10 n/a n/a 112 3305
2008 1674 1073 50 284 14 n/a n/a 122 3217
2009 1626 1142 37 336 10 n/a n/a 131 3282
2010 1625 1196 44 418 9 n/a n/a 121 3413
2011 1538 1193 37 446 9 0 141 0 3364
2012 1443 1192 39 469 7 0 157 0 3307
2013 1252 1139 30 502 8 1 169 0 3101
2014 1171 1148 27 569 6 2 175 0 3098
2015 1126 1151 27 593 1 0 168 0 3066
2016 1137 1146 23 645 1 1 171 0 3124

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 Ben Davis High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2714 159.5 17.0 10.2
1989 2540 161.5 15.7 12.6
1990 2428 158.5 15.3 10.4
1991 2393 150.6 15.8 12.9
1992 2287 148.3 15.4 15.9
1993 2351 150.1 15.7 18.2
1994 2310 149.3 15.5 18.3
1995 2343 149.3 15.7 16.4
1996 2343 149.3 15.7 16.4
1997 2479 146.6 16.9 12.9
1998 2582 149.2 17.3 12.7
1999 2513 158.8 15.8 17.0
2000 2514 155.1 16.2 18.5
2001 2415 155.9 15.5 19.3
2002 2654 159.8 16.6 27.1
2003 2654 159.8 16.6 27.1
2004 2617 159.7 16.4 37.0
2005 2940 172.6 17.0 37.4
2006 2961 176.5 16.8 46.7
2007 3305 n/a n/a 50.6
2008 3217 186.1 17.3 55.4
2009 3282 181.5 18.1 53.7
2010 3413 184.2 18.5 60.3
2011 3364 189.8 17.7 60.0
2012 3307 192.0 17.2 61.8
2013 3101 200.0 15.5 65.3
2014 3098 191.0 16.2 69.2
2015 3066 181.0 16.9 70.2
2016 3124 184.0 16.9 68.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ben Davis High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2714 159.5 17.0 10.2
1989 2540 161.5 15.7 12.6
1990 2428 158.5 15.3 10.4
1991 2393 150.6 15.8 12.9
1992 2287 148.3 15.4 15.9
1993 2351 150.1 15.7 18.2
1994 2310 149.3 15.5 18.3
1995 2343 149.3 15.7 16.4
1996 2343 149.3 15.7 16.4
1997 2479 146.6 16.9 12.9
1998 2582 149.2 17.3 12.7
1999 2513 158.8 15.8 17.0
2000 2514 155.1 16.2 18.5
2001 2415 155.9 15.5 19.3
2002 2654 159.8 16.6 27.1
2003 2654 159.8 16.6 27.1
2004 2617 159.7 16.4 37.0
2005 2940 172.6 17.0 37.4
2006 2961 176.5 16.8 46.7
2007 3305 n/a n/a 50.6
2008 3217 186.1 17.3 55.4
2009 3282 181.5 18.1 53.7
2010 3413 184.2 18.5 60.3
2011 3364 189.8 17.7 60.0
2012 3307 192.0 17.2 61.8
2013 3101 200.0 15.5 65.3
2014 3098 191.0 16.2 69.2
2015 3066 181.0 16.9 70.2
2016 3124 184.0 16.9 68.1

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.




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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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