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[s7] Sen. Hershman Congratulates Local Schools on A Performance Grades

State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) made the following statement today praising Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Jasper, Tippecanoe and White county schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 31, 2012) — “Today’s announcement of school performance grades serves as a learning opportunity for state officials and Hoosiers across Indiana,” Hershman said. “With performance grades, it’s easy to be most concerned with identifying schools that are in need of improvement and helping them succeed. Just as importantly, however, is identifying schools that have already excelled and giving them the recognition they deserve for going above and beyond. I applaud our local ‘A’ schools and everyone involved — parents, teachers, community members and administrative staff — in working to give our students the best education possible. Schools’ ‘A’ scores have not gone unnoticed.”

Local ‘A’ schools include:


  •     Granville Wells Elementary School
  •     Thorntown Elementary School
  •     Western Boone Junior-Senior High School
  •     Delphi Community Elementary School
  •     Clinton Central Junior-Senior High School
  •     Frankfort Senior High School
  •     Rossville Senior High School
  •     Rossville Elementary School
  •     Rensselaer Central High School
  •     Edgelea Elementary School
  •     Glen Acres Elementary School
  •     Miami Elementary School
  •     Thomas Miller Elementary School
  •     Murdock Elementary School
  •     Amelia Earhart Elementary School
  •     Frontier Elementary School
  •     Tri-County Primary School
  •     Tri-County Intermediate School
  •     Eastlawn Elementary School
  •     Oaklawn Elementary School
  •     Wyandotte Elementary School
  •     Woodlawn Elementary School
  •     Hershey Elementary School
  •     East Tippecanoe Middle School
  •     North White Intermediate School 

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