Ben Davis High School

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1200 N Girls School Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46214

(317) 244-7691

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Grades: 10 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 3,000

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

23 Parent Reviews for Ben Davis High School

Ben Davis offers many pathways to success! We are a school of champions as reflected in our many national and state titles. Students can and do find success here in multiple ways: through IB, AP, dual credit, AVID, Band, Speech, JROTC, Athletics and so much more!!

Posted by a principal on 07/30/12

these bad reviews are false, Ive went 2 Ben Davis and have nephews there. its an excellent school for academics. Also this behavior that is described carry's on in all schools. Ben Davis Is pretty large but not over populated. strict rules have always took affect at this school, which prevent students ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/29/12

Not the best school around. I am a transfer student so i only attend the school in the career center. But there is overcrowding. the school does not feel safe, i hear about fights almost everyday. there are gang related issues. The teachers can't control the class and everyone cusses out the teacher. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/28/11

I would not suggest this school to anyone, I have had horrible experiences with every aspect of this school with 2 of my 3 children. With the experience of this school I am now looking for a private school for my last child. I am scared to send my child here everyday. I am looking forward to my childs ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/15/11

BDHS is not a scary place. I have never felt scared that I will be injured or anything like that because the administration is SUPER strict (which can get annoying). Because it is so big it can afford to provide the students with better learning opportunities, like BDTV/WBDG(student TV & radio) and the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/18/10

Ben Davis is a scary high school. The teachers can't teach because the kids don't allow them to get it done. There is racial tension, gang issues, and just too many people to provide a safe environment. If you can afford to send your child elsewhere, please do so.

Posted by a student on 05/07/10

The school is unfortunately just too big. The classes for the average student are too large and the teachers are unable to maintain discipline. But it doesn't matter, if you show up, you can pass without any effort. There is an air of dangerousness about the whole building, there is not much the adults ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/10

As a recent graduate (2009) the previous comments all hold some truth as well as misapprehensions.. Having transferred in 9th gr from a school of 150, the social scene was a change. However, as long as a student has a personal drive, there is no reason to not succeed. Sadly, there are 2 groups of students ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/22/10

I am a graduate of ben davis high school (2008) and i am very satisfied of the education they have giving me. This is a very good school!

Posted by a student on 03/08/09

I am a former student(2006) and Ben Davis is a great school for students that are trying to do something positive for themselves. Ben Davis is a school filled with opportunity and teachers willing to help you succeed. Yes, there can be drama, fights and other negative things that go on there, but its ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/08/09

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Test scores for Ben Davis High School

ECA* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Ben Davis High School
M S D Wayne Township
* In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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Indianapolis schools — Ben Davis High School is located at 1200 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis IN 46214. 1200 N Girls School Rd is in the 46214 ZIP code in Indianapolis, IN The school district for Ben Davis High School is the M S D Wayne Township. Ben Davis High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 10 - 12.
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