Two Allen County school systems were ranked among the Top 10 districts in Indiana in a recent study.
Southwest Allen County Schools and Northwest Allen County Schools were ranked No. 5 and No. 8, respectively, in a ranking of the 2019 Best School Districts in Indiana by Niche, a ranking and review site. Niche used data from the U.S. Department of Education, reviews from students and parents, and factors like state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more to rank the districts.
Southwest Allen County School was ranked No. 5 on the list. According to state test scores, 68% of SACS students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading, and the district boasts a 97 percent graduation rate and student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1.
“According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading,” one student wrote in a review.
“I really liked this school district because I felt as though most of the teachers really wanted us to succeed,” another wrote.
Northwest Allen County Schools was ranked No. 8, as it was found to be the No. 2 safest school district in the state by Niche and 5th best for athletes. According to Niche, 79 percent of NACS students are proficient readers and 69 percent are proficient in math. NACS also has a 97 percent raduation rate.
“Carroll High School is a very prestigious school that challenges its students in every aspect; academics, sports, arts, clubs, and extracurricular activities,” one NACS student reviewed.
Adams Central Community Schools was ranked No. 37, with a Niche Grade of A-. Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools was ranked No. 46, just ahead of Westview School Corporation at No. 47, South Adams Schools at No. 48 and Warsaw Community Schools at No. 49. All also earned A-1 grades.