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[s31] Sen. Merritt Congratulates Local Schools on Performance Grades
Start Date: 10/31/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/31/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) made the following statement today praising Hamilton and Marion county schools for earning ‘A’ grades in Indiana’s 2011-2012 school year performance review:

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 31, 2012) — “Indiana has much to be proud of right now with nearly 900 schools earning ‘A’ performance grades for the 2011-2012 school year,” Merritt said. “In our Senate District specifically, 13 schools met the state’s highest standards. Parents, teachers and administrative staff alike deserve to be honored for their hard work. Congratulations to all on positively impacting our students’ futures.”

Local ‘A’ schools include:
•    Fall Creek Elementary School
•    Geist Elementary School
•    Sand Creek Elementary School
•    Thorpe Creek Elementary School
•    Fall Creek Intermediate School
•    Hamilton Southeastern Junior High School
•    Hamilton Southeastern High School
•    Woodbrook Elementary School
•    Forest Dale Elementary School
•    Belzer Middle School
•    Amy Beverland Elementary School
•    Forest Glen Elementary School
•    Sunnyside Elementary 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
Contact Information:
Name: Whitney Moorman
Phone: 317-232-7184
Entry Type:
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Entry Category:
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  • Category:
  • Government
  • Agency Name
    Senate Republican Caucus

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