Indiana Department of Education releases school accountability grades

INDIANA (WOWO): The Indiana Department of Education released the 2015-16 accountability grades for schools on Tuesday.

The grades became public after the Indiana State Board of Education approved the placement of schools into their respective categories.

In response, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz released the following statement:

“I want to thank Indiana’s students, educators and families for their countless hours of work over the last academic year.  This year, Indiana implemented a new student-centered school accountability system utilizing Indiana’s new, more rigorous standards and assessments for the first time.  For those reasons, the 2015-16 school year establishes a new baseline for school accountability grades in Indiana.  Moving forward, the Department of Education will continue to support students, educators and schools with the important work of school improvement.”

For Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fred H Croninger and Mabel K Holland Elementary Schools received “A” grades, while Kekionga Middle School, Merle J Abbett Elementary School and Bloomingdale Elementary School all received “F” grades. Thirteen FWCS schools received a “C,” 13 received a “D,” and 18 schools got a “B.”

Cedarville and Leo Elementary Schools received “A” grades for East Allen County Schools. The lowest grade EACS received was an “F,” going to East Allen University. Paul Harding Jr. High School received a “D.”

For Northwest Allen County Schools, Carroll High School and Maple Creek Middle School got “A” grades, while the lowest grade the district got, a “C,” went to Hickory Center and Perry Hill Elementary Schools.

For Southwest Allen County Schools, Homestead Senior High School and Summit Middle School received “A” grades. The lowest grade the district got was a “C,” going to Covington Elementary School and Lafayette Meadow School.

The full report is below.

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