Schools throughout the WKVI listening area fared well overall on the A through F grades approved Tuesday by the State Board of Education. The scores reflect changes fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly to hold corporations harmless due to last year’s significant drop in ISTEP+ scores.
According to Senate Enrolled Act 200, no school could earn a lower accountability grade during the 2014-15 academic year than it did during the previous year. Under this law, school grades could improve but no school’s A-F accountability grade would drop. The General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence also signed into law House Enrolled Act 1003 which prevented individual teachers from being negatively impacted in their performance evaluation by lower ISTEP+ scores.
In Starke County, Knox Elementary and High Schools got A’s, while Knox Middle School received a C. North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School got an A as well. N.J.-S.P. Middle and High Schools both received C’s. Oregon-Davis Elementary posted a B, and O-D Junior-Senior High School got a C. Culver Community Elementary and Middle Schools both earned A’s, while the high school got a B.
All three Eastern Pulaski Schools received A’s, as did West Central Elementary and High Schools. West Central Middle School got a C.
Both LaCrosse and Wanatah posted A’s. South Central Elementary got an A as well, while South Central Junior-Senior High School got a B.
Visit 2014-15 Final A-F Grades Statewide for a complete list of grades.
Statewide the number of A ranked schools increased and the number of failing schools decreased over the previous year.