School Details

New Palestine High School

Po Box 448, New Palestine, IN 46163
(317) 861-4417
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1108 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

74%
81%
70%
60%
64%
46%
89%
89%
78%

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
  • Southern Hancock Co Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Palestine High School is a public high school in New Palestine. The principal of New Palestine High School is Mr Keith Fessler. 1,108 students attend New Palestine High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the New Palestine High School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 1,108 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at New Palestine High School is 20:1. Triton Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Asian 0.9% 0.8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 18%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 0.6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to New Palestine five years ago. I grew up in the community as the community expanded from a country town to a well-developed suburb. All the students were accepting and multi-talented most participating in multiple extra-curricular activities. I recieved excellent grades as a Freshman and was given the opportunity for advancement in order to be challenged. In the end I completed my Junior and Senior year at the same time graduating a year early. This would not have been possible at other schools. There is a lack of diversity but the issues of racism and discrimination are being worked on by the school including such programs as LGBT club. Also as in any high school drugs and alcohol can be a problem. However I don't believe that that is the fault of the schools as it is not tolerated. The school could use better instructors and programs for teaching some of the ellectives but no such thing could be said for the core courses. The maths sciences english and history teachers and curriculm are immacculate and well prepared to challenge a student at any level of education.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school in a great location. The only thing that needs to be addressed is the Foreign Language curriculum. Our students cannot compete on the college level - more conversational spanish classes need to be implemented.

  • (6 years ago)

    Well I think that this school isnt very diverse..But it is a pretty good school.They have good opertunities.New palestine will get diversity in the future but thats what keeps a school stronf diffrent types of people

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