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 www.doe.in.gov/improvement/accountability/f-accountability.