General School Facts and Information
Mission Statement: The mission of Ben Davis High School, a partnership of students, staff, families, and community, is to ensure that all students acquire and apply knowledge, skills, processes and values to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in a diverse society through an innovative educational program of outstanding quality.
School Colors: Purple and White
Enrollment: As of November 1, 2011, 2,956 students in grades 10-12
Staff: 178 teachers, including counselors, media specialist, art, physical education, music, and career/technical teachers. Also, nurses, teacher assistants/paraprofessionals, secretaries, cooks, and custodians.
Honors/Awards: Ben Davis, the three-year high school with the largest enrollment in Indiana, has received national recognition. The most prestigious honor was the National Award for Excellence in Education from the U.S. Dept. of Education. Ben Davis was selected as a model school by providing outstanding programs in basic skills, general education, special education, college-preparation, vocational studies, evening and summer school, alternative education, and extra-curricular activities.
Student Activities: Ben Davis extra-curricular program strives for excellence. The athletic, speech, band, choral, journalism, and departmental programs regularly receive honors. This is due to the dedication and commitment of the students, faculty, school board, and the community.
Community Involvement: Parents and other community members are frequent participants in school activities and are well informed regarding school expectations, successes, and concerns. Parents participate on various school committees, booster clubs, and parent groups.
Facility: The current Ben Davis High School was originally built in 1965. There have been five additional construction/renovation projects.