George Washington Community High School (9-12)

2215 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 693-5555

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 1435 students 14 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


End-Of-Course (ECA)

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.
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About this school

George Washington Community High School (9-12) is a public high school in Indianapolis. The principal of George Washington Community High School (9-12) is Emily Butler and can be contacted at 1,435 children attend George Washington Community High School (9-12) and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the George Washington Community High School (9-12) students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 1,435 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at George Washington Community High School (9-12) is 14:1. Providence Cristo Rey High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 21%
Hispanic 31% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 53%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Asian 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 84%
Limited English proficiency 16% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Every school has there faults this is one of them. Unlike many they don't just sit and take it the school is always improving and getting better trying to make real change if you want a school that the staff truly cares about the students and not only wants them to succeed but will help them along the way not only in school but after they leave. GWCS is the place to go.

  • (2 years ago)

    GWCHS made me realize the importance of friendship and it's still sad that I had to leave. -TaylorCarnes

  • (2 years ago)

    The attitudes of some of the students is pretty bad. Hard to make friends. It can get lonesome. I wouldn't consider the school a friendly environment because of the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The continentals provided me a great stepping stone for my educational career! Thank you George Washington Community High School for believing in me and supporting me.

  • (5 years ago)

    While it does have it hallenges GWCHS has seen steady improvement and had a very strong community involvment

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the jrotc program at george is the best thing that could happen to me

  • (8 years ago)

    Thank you for the ROTC program! The best thing to happen in any IPS school. Congratulations on offering it while many public schools don't. I also don't believe any 'magnet' schools do either. Thank You! Barbara Contreras

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children there. Need more staff in halls . They never come out of their rooms. And I see why.

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