Dermody Recognizes Local Four Star Schools
STATEHOUSE-Indiana's Four Star School Award winners were recently announced for the 2008-2009 school year. Seven of the 188 schools awarded were located in House District 20, represented by State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte).
The schools awarded in district 20 were Kouts Elementary School, Kouts Middle-High School, F. Willard Crichfield Elementary School, Harold Handley Elementary School, Kingsbury Elementary School, Paul F. Boston Middle School and Olive Township Elementary School.
"With the current economic climate and declining state revenues it's easy for some to say we aren't doing enough for schools," said Rep. Dermody. "Announcements like these remind us of the great strides that Indiana's schools are making toward excellence. I couldn't be more proud to count these seven schools among those in my district."
Four Star Awards are established to recognize schools in the top 25 percent of the state. This includes attendance rates, mathematics proficiency scores, language arts proficiency scores and the percent of students passing both language arts and mathematics. Schools that receive the award have met the standards of the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) under NCLB (No Child Left Behind).
For the current list of all 188 Four Star Schools, go to: http://www.doe.in.gov/accreditation/fourstar.html.