2008-10-08 / Education

Rossville Elementary earns Four Star status

Rossville Elementary School is one of 179 public schools in Indiana honored with 2007 Four Star School Awards. The award is the highest state distinction and is based on student achievement on ISTEP+ assessments and overall attendance rates.

"We are pleased to recognize 179 Indiana schools for their exceptionally high performance," said Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed.

A total of 1,819 Indiana public schools were eligible for the Four Star School Award. To earn the distinction, a school must be accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education, meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and perform in the top 25 percent of all the schools in the state in each of the following four areas: student attendance rates, mathematics proficiency scores, English/language arts proficiency scores and the percent of students passing both English/ language arts and mathematics. The annual award is non-monetary and schools earning this honor receive an award certificate.

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