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[s49] Sen. Tomes Congratulates Local Schools on Performance Grades

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) made the following statement today praising Gibson, Posey and Vanderburgh county schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 31, 2012) — “I am very proud of these schools that exemplify the crown jewels of education we have in our southwest Indiana communities,” Tomes said. “Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you to parents, teachers and administrative staff alike for working hard to positively impact young Hoosier lives.”

Local ‘A’ schools include:
•    Barton Township Elementary School
•    Haubstadt Community School
•    Gibson Southern High School
•    Owensville Community School
•    Farmersville Elementary School
•    Marrs Elementary School
•    North Elementary School
•    South Terrace Elementary School
•    Cynthia Heights Elementary School
•    Scott Elementary School
•    Highland Elementary School
•    Signature School Inc.

At today’s State Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced that more than 61 percent of Indiana’s schools received A or B letter grades for the 2011-2012 school year. Additionally, 207 schools received A’s for the first time. For more information about Indiana’s school accountability system, visit