The Indiana Department of Education released its 2015 accountability grades for schools across the state, and Hendricks County schools performed exceptionally well.
The results were approved unanimously by the State Board of Education during its Jan. 26 board meeting.
“After more than 18 months spent advocating to hold our schools and teachers harmless for the transition to more rigorous college and career ready standards and the results of a more rigorous ISTEP+ assessment, I am pleased to release 2015 school accountability grades that do not penalize schools and communities for this transition," said Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a statement. "I want to thank Indiana’s students, educators, and families for their hard work and patience during this challenging school year."
Her statement continues, "While I appreciate the work of the legislature to hold schools harmless for the results of last year’s ISTEP+ assessment, Indiana should move away from labeling Hoosier schools, and in turn Hoosier students, based on the results of a lengthy, pass/fail, high-stakes assessment. I support accountability but I support accountability that makes sense. I look forward to implementing Indiana’s new Student-Centered Accountability System which more accurately reflects the great work happening in our schools and communities every day."
And with that, here are the results from Hendricks County schools:
Avon Community School Corporation
All 12 Avon schools earned an "A" grade.
Brownsburg Community School Corporation
All nine Brownsburg schools earned an "A" grade.
Danville Community School Corporation
All four Danville schools earned an "A" grade.
Mill Creek Community School Corporation
Three out of four Mill Creek schools earned an "A" grade. Mill Creek West Elementary School earned a grade of "C."
North West Hendricks School Corporation
Four out of five North West Hendricks schools earned an "A" grade. Tri-West Middle School earned a grade of "B."
Plainfield Community School Corporation
All six Plainfield schools earned an "A" grade.
Private schools within Hendricks County also did very well, with Bethesda Christian School, Kingsway Christian School and St. Malachy School all earning "A" grades. St. Susanna School earned a grade of "B."
Across the state:
Across Hendricks County, 93.2 percent of schools earned an "A," including public and private schools.
For the Indiana Department of Education's press release, including access to grades from all schools throughout the state, click here.
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