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Chesterton High School, Jackson Elementary and St. Patrick named 4 star schools by state

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Chesterton High School and Jackson Elementary School in the Duneland School Corporation and Saint Patrick School in Chesterton were among the 311 schools that received the Indiana Department of Education’s 4-Star School award for 2012-2013.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the schools this morning, according to a press release from the DOE.

In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories for each grade level in which it tested at least 10 students.

“I am honored to name these schools as our Four Star Schools for this year,” said Ritz in congratulating the schools. “Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations.”

Duneland Superintendent of Schools Dave Pruis said the administration is pleased by the efforts of students, staff and parents. “For a high school of our size, I think it speaks well,” he said.

CHS received a 4-star rating last year. “It’s quite an accomplishment having that two years in a row,” Pruis said.

Pruis said he is proud of all students and staff in Duneland and the school corporation will continue in its goal to achieve excellent performance on ISTEP+ testing. He also mentioned Porter County was well represented on the state’s list and congratulated those schools.

Other schools in Porter County that got the award include: Valparaiso High School, Ben Franklin MS, Central Elementary, Memorial Elementary, Northview Elementary, Thomas Jefferson MS, Saint Paul Catholic School, Wheeler HS, John Simatovich Elementary, Kouts Elementary, Morgan Twp. Elementary, Morgan Twp. MS/HS, Washington Twp. Elementary, Washington Twp. MS/HS, and Boone Grove-Porter Twp. HS.



Posted 4/15/2014




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