EC, Batesville, Oldenburg Score Four Stars
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Three southeastern Indiana schools have earned Fourth Star School designation.
The Indiana Department of Education announced Friday its list of 238 schools statewide which attained Four Star status for their performance during the 2016-2017 school year. Appearing on the list are East Central High School, Batesville High School, and Oldenburg Academy.
To receive Four Star designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates, carry an overall high graduation rate (if applicable), and show success in closing achievement gaps.
“Receiving designation as a Four Star School signifies a pursuit of academic excellence among students, educators, and the administration,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am honored to recognize these Four Star Schools for their hard work and dedication in preparing their students for a bright and prosperous future.”
For both Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy, this marks the eighth consecutive year they have been named Four Star Schools. East Central High School has previously earned the designation in 2014-2015 and 2013-2014.