State School Grades Released; All But One Local School Got An “A” (AUDIO)

JASPER (NNDC) – After about a month delay, the Indiana State Board of Education has released its 2014 school grades for the more than 2,000 schools across Indiana.

The delay was so the state school board could approve what they call the “key” to use for the A-F school grades.

The panel voted 9-0 Wednesday to endorse the 2014 grades.

All Dubois County schools except for one received A grades this time around.  Both Catholic elementary schools in Jasper also received A grades.  Three  schools improved their grade from B last year to an A this year. Those are Dubois Middle School, Forest Park Junior-Senior High School and Holy Family School in Jasper.

Two schools improved from C to A over this past year; those schools are 5th Street and 10th Street elementary schools in Jasper.

Greater Jasper Schools superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey says she’s particular proud of how the staff and faculty at both schools worked hard to get the A grades. She says the schools did a great job of honing in on unique needs of the kids to not only raise their grades but also prepare them for the the ISTEP tests…

 

Now the only school in Dubois County that received a grade lower than an A is Southridge High School. Southridge got a B grade as it has for the last three years. Southridge received a D grade the first five years of the grading system which was started in 2005.

Across Indiana, 25% fewer schools got an F grade this time around, and a higher number were given an A grade; an increase of 19%.

The scores were released after about a month delay after the state board of education disputed how several international baccalaureate schools in the Indianapolis area were graded.

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