School Details

Mishawaka High School

1202 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 254-7300

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1511 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • School City of Mishawaka average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mishawaka High School is a public high school in Mishawaka. The principal of Mishawaka High School is Mr Jerome Calderone. 1,511 children attend Mishawaka High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.8% of the Mishawaka High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 1,511 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mishawaka High School is 19:1. Bais Yaakov of Indiana is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 81%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Asian 0.7% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 65%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    MHS has low test scores low graduation % high suspension & expulsion rates in school violence a lot of drug activity and is currently on the DOE watch list for lack of improvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    MHS is a wonderful school! As an alumni and currently having 2 students there I could not ask for better teachers councelors coaches administrative staff or student body. The community is so involved with MHS that it teaches our kids that being a part of the community is important. Parents and staff take pride in all aspects of the school; not only the sports programs (and yes my child is an athlete...). The special education program is WONDERFUL and has helped my oldest make excellent strides all the while struggling with a leaning disabiltiy. Such strides that she made it into the National Honor Society - I give credit to all at MHS for my kids success thus far! Keep up the great work & know you are appreciated!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son had a wonderful experience at Mishawaka High School and is now attending Ball State University. MHS has a small town attitude and they made everything very accessible for both my son and us as parents. The community has more pride in our H.S. then I have ever seen in other schools through out my life. Once you attend or are a parent of a student of MHS you are somehow linked to the the school forever. The fan base for all of the sports at MHS includes the entire community not just the students and parents and its really a wonderful thing to be a part of. I think my son will remember MHS with pride and fond memories.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am not real happy with the school. Very poor communication and very low test scores. Mishawaka HS scores low on testing (ISTEP) year after year. And the graduation rate is appalling. I had two children graduate from Mishawaka and one from Penn High the later is a much better place for our most valued resource our kids!

  • (6 years ago)

    As an alumni of Mishawaka High School and a parent of two children who went through I will say that there is none better. I was well-prepared for college as were my children. The courses were and are tough but school curriculum shouldn't be watered-down and easy. Unfortunately too many parents whine when their child has homework instead of teaching a child to prioritize. Mishawaka historically and academically is one of the best in the area bar none.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school isn't great. There aren't enough rooms for the number of teachers. The hallways are packed. There aren't really enough seats at lunch. There is a lack of healthy food. There is a courtyard that no one can use. All of the teachers assign so much work and expect so much out of you that it's like they forget that you have other classes. It does have AP and ACP courses. The engineering and culinary programs are pretty good. It seems like they give the cool teachers to the smart kids and the uncool crappy teachers to everyone else. All of this coming from a straight-A Junior at the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is pretty good. There aren't enough rooms for teachers. Also seating at lunch is wierd. We have the cafeteria and a smaller area called the commons. There you can only get pizza pizza puffs pretzels hot dogs ice cream and the vending machines as opposed to the cafeteria which has pizza salads chicken sandwiches subs etc. The seating in the commons is horrible. If you don't get there fast enough you end up sitting against a pillar or on the carpet steps surrounding the sunken level of the commons. We do okay in sports. Us Cavemen are best known for our wrestlers. The class sizes are good and the block scheduling is awesome. The honors classes are good and the industrial tech and culinary programs are pretty good.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a freshman at the high school and I think it is a pretty good school overall. I don't think principal leadership is that well though. We know our assistant principals and such but the principal principal is non-exsistant...I've only seen him two times this year and the year is almost over. I love the extracurricular activities...But you always see the same faces one the teams when there are many other people that would love to join the team...It's always been favoritism...But oh well...

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at MHS right now. I have enjoyed it a lot so far. I don't really think that the principal leadership is all that good nobody even knows the guys name! However most of the teachers are very helpful if you need help they are usually willing to come in before or after school to hlep you out. I love the Extracurricular activties there is something for everyone! (Clubs Academics AND sports!) The parent involvement could be better besides the PTA parents aren't all that involved. I know that saftey could use some inprovement but our school ID's are helpful. This overall is a pretty good school I would recommend it to somebody who doesn't mind big schools if you don't then I wouldn't.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very good it does have a lot of students but it's still a good school. The parent invovlement could use some work but there are a lot of academic and atlectic programs! There is something for everyone! Everybody is quite friendly and their is a lot of school spirit!

  • (9 years ago)

    God! You can so tell the last person who replied wasn't a student just someone trying to make the school look good! Alwell....High school is forever.

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