Back to class: Indianapolis's top-rated and most-improved charter middle schools

Back to class: Indianapolis's top-rated and most-improved charter middle schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How strong are the charter middle schools in Indianapolis?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Tindley Collegiate Academy's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Indianapolis, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 4020 Meadows Pky, enrolls 269 students. Niche graded the school a B for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 56% of Tindley Collegiate Academy's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 67% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 28% in math and 38% in reading.

While some charter middle schools in Indianapolis are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Emma Donnan Middle School, with an overall rating of C-.
  • KIPP Indianapolis - College Preparatory, with a C- rating overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Indianapolis schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.