[r32] Rep. Turner congratulates Mississinewa High School (6/23/2011)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Start Date: 6/23/2011
End Date: 6/23/2011
STATEHOUSE – Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates Mississinewa High School for being among12 Indiana schools selected for the Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program, an honor given by the Indiana Department of Education based on the school having some of the largest non-waiver graduation rate increases in Indiana.

Mississinewa High School received a monetary reward for their increase in audited non-waiver graduation rate between either the 2008-2009 or 2009-2010 school years. According to the Department of Education, Mississinewa High School saw a graduation increase from 76.6 percent to 89.7 percent.

“What an incredible achievement to see such as increase in graduates,” said Rep. Eric Turner. “The efforts of the principals, teachers, and school’s faculty members to focus on student success are to be applauded.”

The Graduation Rate Performance Incentive Program was established in 2009 by the Indiana Department of Education to encourage a renewed sense of urgency, reward schools that increase graduation rates and reinforce the promise of a complete and competitive education.

Every public high school in Indiana is eligible to compete for one of ten $20,000 prizes for schools with a total enrollment of at least 300 students or one of two $10,000 prizes for schools with less than 300 students enrolled. Mississinewa High School received a reward of $20,000.

“Mississinewa High School is a great example of putting a strong emphasis on creating a learning environment so they can foster high school graduates,” Rep. Turner commented. “This is a great accomplishment for their students and for their community.”

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