5 area school districts get perfect A's in Indiana school review - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

5 area school districts get perfect A's in Indiana school review

About 60% of Indiana public schools are getting A or B letter grades for student progress, while about 7% received failing grades that could position them for state takeover if they don't improve.

The South Bend School Corporation includes a high number of those failing grades. 7 South Bend Schools failed. 14 of the 32 South Bend Schools saw their scores drop, while only 5 schools improved.  Dickinson School stands out as one of two schools in the state to improve from an F to an A in one year.

All schools in the Bremen, Penn-Harris-Madison, Wa-Nee, Warsaw, and Westview school districts received A grades this year.  To see the scores of schools in your district, go to the Department of Education's website.

The State Board of Education approved the grades for the nearly 2,100 public schools across the state on Wednesday.

The grading system is based largely on student standardized test scores, graduation rates and college and career readiness. Critics have argued that the rules for the grades are unfair and inaccurate.

Education officials say overall, 43 schools moved up at least three letter grades.

The state carried out its first-ever takeovers last year of 4 schools in Indianapolis and one in Gary after years of poor student scores.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

An earlier version of this story said 8 South Bend Schools had received a grade of "F." The state has since amended the number to 7.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Timeline of violence in South Bend

    Timeline of violence in South Bend

    Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
    Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
  • South Bend Airport goes International

    South Bend Airport goes International

    South Bend Regional Airport is going from a regional airport to an International Airport. Airport officials announced Wednesday that international flights are in the works for Mexico and Bahamas, and they are looking into future flights to Europe, including Ireland.More >>
    South Bend Regional Airport is going from a regional airport to an International Airport. Airport officials announced Wednesday that international flights are in the works for Mexico and Bahamas, and they are looking into future flights to Europe, including Ireland.More >>
  • South Bend to consider comprehensive smoking ban

    South Bend to consider comprehensive smoking ban

    South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs.More >>
    South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.