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Forest Dale Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (317) 844-4948

10721 Lakeshore Dr W

Carmel, Indiana


About Forest Dale Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Forest Dale Elementary School is one of 15 schools in the Carmel Clay Schools district of Indiana.

Forest Dale Elementary School is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Indiana, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 639 students.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Forest Dale Elementary School is $44,563, which is lower than the Indiana state average of $49,223.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Orchard Park Elementary School670$7,15519.71$38,7230.58
Woodbrook Elementary School487$7,72018.59$49,1570.4
Carmel Elementary School491$7,41720.29$48,3560.33
Clay Middle School1306$6,20719.41$48,8670.39
Carmel High School4930$6,25418.71$51,7540.39

Orchard Park Elementary School

Number of pupils670
Funding per pupil$7,155
Pupil teacher ratio19.71
Average teacher salary$38,723
Diversity index0.58

Woodbrook Elementary School

Number of pupils487
Funding per pupil$7,720
Pupil teacher ratio18.59
Average teacher salary$49,157
Diversity index0.4

Carmel Elementary School

Number of pupils491
Funding per pupil$7,417
Pupil teacher ratio20.29
Average teacher salary$48,356
Diversity index0.33

Clay Middle School

Number of pupils1306
Funding per pupil$6,207
Pupil teacher ratio19.41
Average teacher salary$48,867
Diversity index0.39

Carmel High School

Number of pupils4930
Funding per pupil$6,254
Pupil teacher ratio18.71
Average teacher salary$51,754
Diversity index0.39
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Orchard Park Elementary School1.1 miles
Woodbrook Elementary School1.17 miles
Carmel Elementary School2.4 miles
Clay Middle School2.47 miles
Carmel High School2.51 miles
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Rankings within Indiana
There are 1938 schools in Indiana.
477thlargest school
680thhighest number of FTE teachers
1641stlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1308thhighest average teaching salary
1734thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1339thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
801sthighest diversity index
990thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races54
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander43
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 639 students, with a diversity index of 0.36

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Minimum instructional hours unknown.

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.