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Noblesville High School

Public | 9-12 | 2637 students


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Posted August 1, 2013

My son graduated from NHS this year and we have moved several times, but he felt comfortable here. Although it may be a larger school, he was given full attention by his wonderful guidance c., Mrs. Wisman. He felt prepared for college, impressed by his selection of courses offered, and overall proud to be a Noblesville Grad. They are always continuing to find ways to improve the school and adapt to its growth. Its a wonderful community to live in as well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 31, 2013

Have sent 3 children through this school system. Thank goodness I am done. My advice is to homeschool. The most of the problems seem to come from those in charge. Save yourself and your children. Do not send them to the high school !!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 23, 2013

Noblesville has some great things going for it unfortunately, it doesn t live up to the hype. While they are supposed to have high academic standards, we found their honors classes were 2 years behind the school we came from. My student s COUNSELOR, was a new college grad in CREATIVE WRITING. She was expected, as a course of her job, to provide CAREER, ACADEMIC &, HR counseling as well as intervention services. She had received no training in those areas. The school district is in one of the most affluent areas in the states. It has more funding for extra-curricular activities and the latest technologies. Every student has an IPAD this year. However, the students take no responsibility for their work, behavior or grades. The teachers cannot teach effectively, when parents provide no discipline. You will not find the high violent crime like IPS school experience, but there is a reason the juvie is right across the street. Drugs, sex and alcohol are rampant. Expect to spend $$ on Class trips to New York City, Disney World, Peru, Germany, or Spain to name a few. If you are middle class, you can expect your student to receive a hard time.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 29, 2013

This is the best school ever - the teachers are great especially the art department - the rigor is where it should be and they have a wonderful credit recovery program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2011

My son attends Noblesville. Great school... IF you are an honors student and come from a "traditional" family. I am really tired of the self rightousness attitudes from the administraters here. A few of the teachers seem decent. Although it bothered me greatly to learn that a teacher actually told his students, "I dont care what you do, this is just my job" ! I think he really needs to find a new profession. I also dont understand why it takes 46 credits to graduate when the the state standard is 40. Do they really care about our kids????
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 12, 2010

My child attended this school for two years (junior and senior) and we purposely bought a home in this disctrict when we moved here due to positive reviews and feedback that we had been given. Huge mistake. The majority of teachers are good, care about their students, but, like all schools, there are those that should consider a different profession. Our problems were not with the teachers, but the top administrators of this school, as well as the assisstant superintendant and counseling staff are without a doubt the most uncaring, self-righteous people I have ever met and not a one of them knows what they are doing. Good luck to you if you ever have a reason or problem that you need help with from them. Be prepared to be laughed at and ridiculed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 30, 2009

I use to attend this school. I hated it. Each teacher i had was unfair and disrespectful.

Posted August 12, 2005

NHS is a great school to raise your children in. The teachers honestly care about each and every student and will not accept failure from anyone. A big percentage of the school is involved in sports so balancing sports and academics is a lesson well learned. As a former student myself, I loved my times at NHS and look very much forward to sending my own children there someday!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted July 26, 2005

NHS offers many different academic courses of study and the block schedule is great. They have a strong sport program and the administrators and students are nice and well maintained. I would strongly reccomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

654 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

666 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".

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Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 72%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Black 3% 12%
Asian 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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18111 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN 46060
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Phone: (317) 773-4680


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