This year’s ISTEP results are in, and while scores remain flat, disparities are also holding firm.

In Marion County, private schools — required to administer state exams if they take school vouchers — outperformed many public schools. But in the mix of top performers were also some of Indianapolis Public Schools’ most popular schools; Paramount School of Excellence, a charter school recently recognized with a national award; and a campus of the Oaks Academy, a private school dedicated to promoting racial and economic integration.

Still, Indianapolis Public Schools recorded some of the lowest passing rates in the county — some at schools that are now closed after the district consolidated high schools.

See the lists below for the highest and lowest Marion County schools. Look up your school’s results here, and your district’s results here.

Marion County schools with the highest passing rates for both English and math, grades 3-8

1. Hasten Hebrew Academy Of Indianapolis (private school) — 89.8 percent

1. Merle Sidener Gifted Academy (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 89.8 percent

3. Immaculate Heart of Mary School (private school) — 89.2 percent

4. Saint Simon The Apostle School (private school) — 86.9 percent

5. South Creek Elementary (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 81.8 percent

6. Saint Thomas Aquinas School (private school) — 80.7 percent

7. Center for Inquiry School 84 (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 80.4 percent

8. The Oaks Academy – Fall Creek (private school) — 80.3 percent

9. Paramount School of Excellence (charter school) — 80 percent

10. Christ The King School (private school) — 77.5 percent

Marion County public schools with the highest passing rates for both English and math, grades 3-8

1. Merle Sidener Gifted Academy (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 89.8 percent

2. South Creek Elementary (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 81.8 percent

3. Center for Inquiry School 84 (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 80.4 percent

4. Paramount School of Excellence (charter school) — 80 percent

5. Thompson Crossing Elementary School (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 76.1 percent

6. Bunker Hill Elementary School (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 73.5 percent

7. Acton Elementary School (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 73.1 percent

8. Mary Adams Elementary School (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 68.9 percent

9. Amy Beverland Elementary (M S D Lawrence Township) — 67.8 percent

10. Arthur C Newby Elementary School 2 (School Town of Speedway) — 65 percent

10. Allisonville Elementary School (M S D Washington Township) — 65 percent

Marion County schools with the lowest passing rates for both English and math, grades 3-8

1. Broad Ripple Magnet Jr HS-Performing Arts (Indianapolis Public Schools, now closed) — 2.2 percent

2. Northwest Community Middle School (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 3.5 percent

3. Marion Academy (charter school) — 4.3 percent

4. Kindezi Academy* (innovation charter school) — 4.5 percent

5. John Marshall Middle (Indianapolis Public Schools, now closed) — 4.7 percent

6. Joyce Kilmer School 69* (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 5.3 percent

7. Indianapolis Lighthouse East (charter school) — 6.3 percent

8. James Whitcomb Riley School 43 (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 6.9 percent

9. Carpe Diem – Northwest (charter school, now closed) — 7.4 percent

10. Arlington Woods School 99 (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 7.5 percent

* Kindezi Academy took over Joyce Kilmer School 69 through an innovation partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools. Although they operate as one school, the data is reported as two entities. Kindezi will get credit for the passing rates of an additional grade each year.  

Marion County high schools with the highest passing rates for both English and math

1. Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (private school) — 83 percent

2. Calvary Christian School (private school) — 66.7 percent

3. Heritage Christian School (private school) — 65.6 percent

4. Cathedral High School (private school) — 62.5 percent

5. Herron High School (charter school) — 62 percent

6. Roncalli High School (private school) — 60.4 percent

7. Colonial Christian School (private school) — 58.8 percent

8. Bishop Chatard High School (private school) — 56.3 percent

9. Speedway Senior High School (School Town of Speedway) — 51.6 percent

10. Franklin Central High School (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 47.6 percent

Marion County public high schools with the highest passing rates for both English and math

1. Herron High School (charter school) — 62 percent

2. Speedway Senior High School (School Town of Speedway) — 51.6 percent

3. Franklin Central High School (Franklin Township Community School Corp.) — 47.6

4. Charles A Tindley Accelerated School (charter school) — 46.5

5. Shortridge High School (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 34.5

6. North Central High School (M S D Washington Township) — 30

7. Perry Meridian High School (Perry Township Schools) — 28.8

8. Pike High School (M S D Pike Township) — 27.5

9. Southport High School (Perry Township Schools) — 26.5

10. Lawrence North High School (M S D Lawrence Township) — 25.2

Marion County high schools with the lowest passing rates for both English and math

1. Arlington High (Indianapolis Public Schools, now closed) — 0 percent

1. Marion Academy (charter school) — 0 percent

1. Carpe Diem – Northwest (charter school, now closed) — 0 percent

4. Northwest Community High School (Indianapolis Public Schools, now closed) — 1.1 percent

5. Indianapolis Lighthouse East (charter school) — 1.4 percent

6. Broad Ripple Magnet High School for Performing Arts (Indianapolis Public Schools, now closed) — 1.5 percent

7. Indianapolis Metropolitan High School (charter school) — 1.9 percent

8. Decatur Township School for Excellence (M S D Decatur Township) — 3.8 percent

9. Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 4.1 percent

10. Indiana Virtual School (charter school) — 4.4 percent