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High ISTEP+ scores make 12 local schools Four Star Schools

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 13, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Schools in Middlebury, Wa-Nee and Penn-Harris-Madison school districts made the state’s list of 2013 Four Star Schools.

The following schools are on the Indiana Department of Education’s list, released earlier today, May 13:

Ÿ York Elementary, Middlebury

Ÿ Northridge High School, Middlebury

Ÿ NorthWood Middle School, Wakarusa

Ÿ NorthWood High School, Nappanee

Ÿ Prairie Vista Elementary, Granger

Ÿ Mary Frank Harris Elementary, Granger

Ÿ Schmucker Middle School, Mishawaka

Ÿ Grissom Middle School, Mishawaka

Ÿ Penn High School, Mishawaka

Ÿ Discovery Middle School, Granger

Ÿ Horizon Elementary, Granger

Ÿ Northpoint Elementary, Granger

According to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), to be on the list of Four Star Schools in Indiana, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus) testing results. This year’s 313 Indiana Four Star Schools made the list based on their ISTEP+ scores from the 2011-2012 school year.

No Elkhart County Schools received the distinction last year, though Penn-Harris-Madison did have six schools on the list. In 2011, Northridge Middle School was the one Elkhart County school to earn the title.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a news release, “Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations.”