Pike High School in Indianapolis, IN - Niche

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Pike High School is a public school in Indianapolis, Indiana. It has 3,019 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 653 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5401 West 71st St
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 291-5250

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3.8 from 653 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are good at school if they need to help the student they will
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Pike has a wide variety of clubs and the administrators are not opposed to the creation of new clubs. We have a variety of clubs like the Anime club, French club, Gamers club, or Key Club. One of my friends' actually created a club and though it did not last it was cool knowing our school was more than willing to allow the student's to express themselves.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Pike High School is that there are a lot of opportunities provided at my school that allow for students to explore their favorite activities and share it with one and other. My school is unique because of it's diverse culture and it's address of the different cultures. My favorite experience, involving the cultures of the school, is the Pike Multicultural Festival. It incorporates a plethora of different information about countries that most people have not heard of. I love the fest! I would choose this school all over again because I feel lucky to go there now and I know even if I chose a different route, I still would be happy there.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at my school are amazing, usually they have a great sense of humor, they keep in contact with you about your grade and do their best to help you. There are a few rotten eggs that do not share those same characteristics but they are far and few. I have been at Pike for four years, with a wide variety of teachers and have not encountered one teacher that was not engaging, friendly and or determined to help those who needed it.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: As a past student of Pike, I was more prepared than most students in college. Pike taught me the exact skills needed to succeed in college and in the real world. What aggravated me more than anything was the misinformed and ignorant views people have towards Pike. It was viewed as "ghetto" but the massive ranges in diversity, both cultural and socioeconomic, are outstanding. I would recommend Pike to any parent who wants their child to avoid cliques, and bullying from private schools because everyone is so unique at Pike that you'll be accepted into a group somewhere. The fact that Pike got a 3/10 on this website is a travesty and I hope that parents who are looking at Pike don't take those numbers into account and look at the wonderful reviews from parents and students because Pike is really worth it and, in my book, is a 10/10.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Zionsville Community High School 6 mi. 1,809
3.00 Ben Davis High School 7 mi. 3,098
4.00 North Central High School 7 mi. 3,445
3.66 Brownsburg High School 8 mi. 2,382
2.33 Arsenal Technical High School No. 716 10 mi. 2,163

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Pike High School United States Arsenal Technical High School No. 716 Ben Davis High School Brownsburg High School North Central High School Zionsville Community High School
African American 63.0% 15.0% 53.0% 37.0% 9.0% 40.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 25.0% 20.0% 18.0% 3.0% 10.0% 3.0%
White 11.0% 51.0% 20.0% 37.0% 81.0% 39.0% 88.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 4.0% 5.0% 3.0% 6.0% 2.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.6%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 22.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 96 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 70 responses

  • 30% The fine arts department, clubs, and sports
  • 20% Academics
  • 17% Fine arts, clubs, sports and academics
  • 15% Staff
  • 8% Kids
  • 6% Administration
  • 4% Opportunities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 26% Food
  • 22% Too many people
  • 20% There are a lot of people as well as personalities
  • 14% Workload depending on the class.
  • 10% Policy is not enforce the right way.
  • 7% All the different types of cliques
  • 1% All of the above

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 69 responses

  • 26% Our performing arts and athletics
  • 22% Our performing arts program is outstanding!
  • 20% Our diversity
  • 14% Performing arts
  • 10% Athletics
  • 4% Our Fine Arts department
  • 1% Our band
  • 1% Our performing arts, athletics and diversity too!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 72 responses

  • 43% Diversified
  • 26% Opportunities
  • 21% Well- rounded
  • 4% Unique
  • 4% Exciting
  • 1% Students tryna leave pike high school, same here

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 60 responses

  • 33% Be involved, you won't regret it.
  • 32% All the above
  • 15% Get involved but keep up with your studies as well
  • 10% Make sure you put school work first.
  • 10% Make sure you are organized

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 69 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.