School Details

Thomas Carr Howe Community High School

4900 Julian Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 217-1980
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 600 students 13 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

55%
52%
78%
48%
55%
81%
32%
41%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
49%
76%
47%
55%
82%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
39%
70%
3%
25%
48%
51%
48%
76%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Carr Howe Community High School is a public high school in Indianapolis. The principal of Thomas Carr Howe Community High School is Mr Keith Burke. 600 students go to Thomas Carr Howe Community High School and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Thomas Carr Howe Community High School students have "limited English proficiency." 32% of the 600 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas Carr Howe Community High School is 13:1. Scecina Memorial School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 21%
Hispanic 15% 20%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.1%
Asian 0% 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 32% 84%
Limited English proficiency 6% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been stabbed in the back at my school just for having buck teeth...i hate this schhol!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is smaller and well rounded. It's one of the best IPS and I'm coming from Ben Davis.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a daughter going to this school this is her first year here and during her time here at the school has been extremely unpleasant. This school is out of control the staff their has this 'don't care' attitude and most teachers let the kids do whatever they want. Another thing this school has way to many fight breakouts this school is so unsafe. I'm not ever bringing my kids here for high school and I will not recommend this school to any parents seeking another high school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from HOWE in 1990 and my son attended there 2006-2007. What a big difference...the kids are rude (parents need to get more invovled). I don't know how the teachers can even teach these days. I was there to visit with a teacher and the office was like a zoo (kids coming and going loud and bousterous). Office workers seemed frustrated (even at me the visitor). Maybe the parents should attend school with their children for one week then maybe it would be a school again (well at least for one week). I wish and hope for the best to the teachers and faculty and to the children who really want to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is terrible. the kids don't know how to act. most of the teachers are so frustrated with the students that they are rude to the all the students good and bad. the school is so gross no ceilings no tiles on the floors lights just randomly hanging in the halls bugs everywhere. and you never know who the principal is. the teachers and councilors have all these 'big plans' to help you out and nothing ever happens. they just get your hopes ups. but that's IPS for ya!

  • (7 years ago)

    For the students who are there for an education this is an exceptional school. Academics as well as sports are supported to the highest level by students teachers facilty and parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a student of howe I would say that our school needs an update. Our cafeteria the food in the cafeteria the hallways the classrooms the restrooms! There is so much that we could do to make our school better and feel more like a serious school instead of a low-class ips school.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is not enough parent involvement but the sports teams are very good. We have wonderful academic programs and our teachers are very good. We just need a little more discipline.

  • (10 years ago)

    The Deans and administrator make to quick of decision to expell children putting them in the system branding them a bad child without having all the facts of the situation and without hearing that child or parent side. Making a parent go through the process of proving they did not do this. They just put them out disrupting their education. They seem to just want them out on the streets.

  • (10 years ago)

    Howe needs to put more effort in discipline and the way these students dress and the fighting that goes on there and better lunches and still have 6th grade for next year.

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