Pharos-Tribune

December 20, 2013

IDOE releases school grades

by TOM LoBIANCO
Associated Press

---- — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis charter school at the center of Indiana's grade-changing scandal has dropped from an "A'' to an "F'' in newly released school grades.

The Christel House Academy benefited last year from grading changes made by former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett. But grades released for the 2012-2013 school year showed a precipitous drop for the school founded by top GOP donor Christel DeHaan.

The grades are used to determine a range of important funding issues. The State Board of Education approved the grades at its meeting Friday morning.

Bennett resigned as Florida schools chief in August after The Associated Press published emails showing he altered Indiana's school grading formula to benefit Christel House.

The new grades were calculated using the Bennett model, but education leaders are developing a new formula.

 

AREA SCHOOL 2013 grade 2012 grade
LOGANSPORT    
Logansport Community High A C
Lincoln Middle C C
Franklin Elementary A A
Fairview Elementary A A
Landis Elementary A B
Columbia Elementary B F
Columbia Middle D C
SOUTHEASTERN    
Galveston Elementary C D
Lewis Cass Jr-Sr High C C
Thompson Elementary C C
PIONEER    
Pioneer Jr-Sr High B C
Pioneer Elementary A B
CASTON    
Caston Elementary D D
Caston Jr-Sr High C D
EASTERN PULASKI    
Eastern Pulaski Elementary A A
Winamac Community Middle C B
Winamac Community High A A
CARROLL    
Carroll Jr-Sr High B B
Carroll Elementary C A
DELPHI    
Delphi Community Middle B B
Delphi Community High A B
Delphi Community Elementary A A
TWIN LAKES    
Twin Lakes Senior High A B
Roosevelt Middle C B
Oaklawn Elementary A A
Meadowlawn Elementary A C
Woodlawn Elementary A A
PRIVATE    
All Saints Catholic C A