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December 21, 2013

Goshen schools make A-F grade gains


In 2011, the system was changed once again when former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett successfully lead an effort to get the system changed from descriptive ratings to actual letter grades for schools.

Designed around a percentile growth model, the new system assigns letter grades to all of Indiana’s public (traditional and charter) and accredited non-public schools, including those participating in Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program, by essentially comparing students within the schools to students at similar levels of achievement in other schools. It does this by looking at things like end-of-course assessments, ISTEP scores, graduation rates and college and career readiness.

Additional Local Schools

Below is a breakdown of the letter grade performances of a number of other local school corporations within the Goshen News coverage area:

Fairfield Community Schools

• Fairfield Jr-Sr High School — B, no change from 2012

• Millersburg Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

• New Paris Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

• Benton Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

Middlebury Community Schools

• Jefferson Elementary School — B, no change from 2012

• Northridge Middle School — A, no change from 2012

• York Elementary School — C, down from an A in 2012

• Heritage Intermediate School — B, up from a D in 2012

• Middlebury Elementary School — A, up from a B in 2012

• Northridge High School, A, no change from 2012

• Orchard View School — A, up from a B in 2012

Wa-Nee Community Schools

• NorthWood Middle School — B, down from an A in 2012

• Wakarusa Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

• NorthWood High School — A, no change from 2012

• Nappanee Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

• Woodview Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

Concord Community Schools

• Concord Junior High School — C, down from an A in 2012

• Concord Community High School — A, no change from 2012

• Concord Intermediate School — C, down from a B in 2012

• Concord East Side Elementary School — A, no change from 2012

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