Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:20 PM
School leader Mrs Sandra Squire
District M S D Wayne Township
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Adult education
Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Honors track
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Internships
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Photography
7
Music
including: Orchestra
4
Languages
including: German
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Agriculture
Auto mechanics
Business management
Computer programming
Construction / Building
Cosmetology
Culinary
Electrical
HVAC
Industrial / Graphic Design
IT support
Plumbing
Welding certification
Engineering
Media arts Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught French
German
Latin
Spanish

Support

20
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Deafness
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairment, including blindness
Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 40% 72%
Black 37% 12%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 9% 5%
Special education 14% 14%
Female 51% 51%
Male 51% 51%
N/A 49% 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 46%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
12
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
25
Clubs
including: Game club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Clubs Anime club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Debate
DECA
Drill team
Drum line
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Foreign language and culture club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Game club
Habitat for Humanity
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Marching band
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Television / Radio News
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Giants
School colors Purple
Students typically come from these schools Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Awards

Academic award African American History Challenge Winners
Year received 2012
Academic award Speech State Champions
Year received 2012
Academic award Represented Indiana in National Brain Game Competition
Year received 2009

Teachers

21
Staff
including: Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
French
German
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Sources

Student diversity IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013