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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Indiana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,042,188
Number Of Indiana Schools 1,918
Number Of Indiana School Districts 398
Spending Per Student $10,880

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 68.1717255004241
4th Grade 67.2234080476217
5th Grade 61.9964263698683
6th Grade 64.7322035745957
7th Grade 65.6439259678949
8th Grade 59.7496411663929
10th Grade 56.9717031178298

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 59.418891540127
4th Grade 61.5018243772602
5th Grade 64.6547404514795
6th Grade 58.4545288975521
7th Grade 50.755787110856
8th Grade 51.5440381084841
10th Grade 32.7238539718052

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 73.6% 52.0%
Black 12.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 11.2% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.1% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 49.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.5% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 16.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 18.46
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Indiana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,619,680 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 183 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.6% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.4% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.9% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,501,937 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.8% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 24.1% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.1% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.4% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.4% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.0% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 12.6% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,378 $5,604,632,737 49.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $434 $452,068,113 4.0%
Staff $345 $359,441,582 3.2%
General Administration $189 $197,340,514 1.7%
School Administration $574 $597,768,831 5.3%
Operation $1,064 $1,108,782,636 9.8%
Transportation $585 $610,047,930 5.4%
Other $358 $373,255,701 3.3%
Total Support $3,549 $3,698,814,054 32.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,953 $2,035,774,504 18.0%
Total Expenditures $10,880 $11,339,133,389 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%