2023 Best High Schools in Indiana
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What High School Paths Does Indiana Provide?
Indiana has 605 high schools, the large majority of which are public, 422 to be exact, leaving just 160 private schools in the state. Although the average state has about 486 high schools (Indiana has 24% more), per capita Indiana actually has 20% fewer than the typical state, ranking it #42 in the nation. This can mean that there are more limited education paths in some parts of the state, particularly in rural areas. As a whole, the state's average school rating is a B– which is right in line with the national average.
In total, 70% of Indiana's high schools are public and they have an average rating of B–. Of those 422 schools, the majority are traditional public schools (363). Approximately 69% of those traditional public schools sit above the national average, so you can rest assured that there's still 251 such schools that are considered better than normal.
Diving deeper into public high school alternatives, there are also 54 charter schools, which not seem like much, but it actually ranks Indiana in the 22nd spot for most charter schools per capita vs the average state. In total, 39% of those charter schools exceed the national average in quality. Also, of the 5 magnet high schools, 3 earned above average marks.
Shifting gear to talk about private high schools, there are 160 in total to choose from (roughly 26% of all schools). Again, although the figure may seem relatively small, Indiana actually has 11% fewer private school options than the average state per capita, so despite a larger state population there are still limited private school options. With a median rating of B+, approximately half (53%) of Indiana's private schools are rated above the national average. About 83% of private high schools in Indiana are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 106. The state ranks 22nd for most religious schools per capita, so it actually falls slightly above average in terms of how much religious influence there is in its school options. There are also 6 all-boys schools in Indiana, which is 47% (or 0.53 times) less than the typical state (after normalizing for population size). There's also just 3 all-girls options in the state.
Many of the high schools are also beginning to increase their online offerings, but as of now just 14 are offered online (just 2% of all schools). This actually ranks Indiana in the 19th position in terms of online schools per capita vs. the typical state (it's above the average by 33%).
Top 25 Best High Schools in Indiana
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#1 Best High School in Indiana
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
#2 Best High School in Indiana
#3 Best High School in Indiana
West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
West Lafayette, IN
#4 Best High School in Indiana
#5 Best High School in Indiana
Park Tudor School
#6 Best High School in Indiana
Fort Wayne, IN
#7 Best High School in Indiana
La Lumiere School
#8 Best High School in Indiana
Carmel High School
#9 Best High School in Indiana
Zionsville Community High School
#10 Best High School in Indiana
Trinity School at Greenlawn
South Bend, IN