STATEHOUSE – At the Statehouse, Jackson Township Elementary was recognized and honored as an exemplary high performing National Blue Ribbon school for 2014. State Representative Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) authored the resolution honoring the elementary school and was joined by State Representatives Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) and Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) as co-authors.
“This is such an incredible achievement for Jackson Township Elementary, and I am very proud of their accomplishments,” said Rep. Baird. “I know Principal Brad Ennen and former principal Jeff Fritz have worked hard to improve the school over the years, and they hold very high standards for all the families, students and faculty, which has clearly been the recipe for success.”
Jackson Township was one of nine schools in the state of Indiana to receive this national award. For the last five years, the school has received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. At least 95 percent of the students at Jackson Township Elementary excelled in language arts and mathematics in the state’s standardized test.
“Being recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School is an incredible accomplishment. Jackson Township Elementary has been rewarded for academic excellence in the past, and I am pleased to see their dedication to success has continued throughout the years,” said. Rep. Heaton.
Exemplary schools across the nation have been awarded with the National Blue Ribbon since 1982. Public and private elementary, middle and high schools are awarded each year for high academic achievement. Every year, schools are celebrated by the United States Department of Education for this outstanding accomplishment, and since its beginning, more than 7,500 schools have earned this award.
“Receiving this award is such an amazing accomplishment for not only the students, but also the teachers, administrators and parents who work closely with these students,” said Rep. Morrison. “The hard-work, dedication and time devoted to helping these kids succeed academically deserves all the recognition we can give.”
Visit www.iga.in.gov for more information about the resolution.
Rep. Baird represents all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.
Rep. Heaton represents portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
Rep. Morrison represents all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.