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Croninger Elementary School is on the list.

Indiana Four Star Schools named

Statement issued Tuesday:

The Indiana Department of Education released the list of 2009-10 Four Star Schools today, following the creation of a new, easy to understand method of qualifying for the statewide honor. Out of 1,808 public schools, 188 were given this distinction. Thirteen of 261 private schools also received the honor this year.

"Today I offer sincere congratulations to Indiana's 2009-10 Four Star Schools as we celebrate their dedication to academics," Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett said. "These schools set high expectations for their students on a daily basis, and as a result, students work hard and exceed those expectations. The students and teachers in these schools should be extremely proud of this honor, and I am confident they will continue down this path of success."

Following numerous inquiries and recommendations from educators regarding what were confusing calculations for the Four Star Schools program, the IDOE's Office of Accreditation created new benchmarks for the program. These new requirements, which were used to determine the 2009-10 honorees, establish the 25th percentile cut score for combined passing percentages for English/Language Arts and Mathematics as well as the percent of students passing both for all grades tested. Schools that rank in the top 25th percentile for each grade tested and each of these categories and have made AYP qualify for the Four Star School Award. Additionally, the attendance rate is addressed through AYP verification.

For the first time, IDOE reviewed data for non-public schools and included the top non-public schools as honorees. It is, however, important to note that both public schools and non-public schools had their own cut scores and were compared only to like schools—meaning public schools were only compared to other public schools, and non-publics only to non-publics. The calculations were completely independent of one another.

For a list of all the 2009-10 Four Star Schools, go to;

For a full breakdown of the new Four Star School methodology, go to:

2009-2010 Four Star Schools

Adams Central Community Schools

Adams Central Elementary School

Adams Central High School

Adams Central Middle School

Avon Community School Corporation

Avon Intermediate School East

Avon Middle School North

Avon Middle School South

Hickory Elementary School

Sycamore Elementary School

White Oak Elementary School

Batesville Community School Corporation

Batesville High School

Batesville Primary School

Benton Community School Corporation

Otterbein Elementary School

M S D Bluffton-Harrison

Bluffton High School

M S D Lawrence Township

Indian Creek Elementary School

Brownsburg Community School Corporation

Brownsburg East Middle School

Brownsburg West Middle School

Eagle Elementary School

White Lick Elementary School

Carmel Clay Schools

Carmel Elementary School

Carmel High School

Carmel Middle School

Cherry Tree Elementary School

Clay Middle School

College Wood Elementary School

Creekside Middle School

Mohawk Trails Elementary School

Prairie Trace Elementary School

Smoky Row Elementary School

Towne Meadow Elementary School

West Clay Elementary

Woodbrook Elementary School

Center Grove Community School Corporation

Center Grove Elementary School

Center Grove Middle School Central

Center Grove Middle School North

Maple Grove Elementary School

Pleasant Grove Elementary School

Centerville-Abington Community Schools

Centerville Senior High School

Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation

Whiteland Elementary School

Clay Community Schools

Staunton Elementary School

Crown Point Community School Corporation

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School

Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary School

Jerry Ross Elementary School

Winfield Elementary

Lake Street Elementary School

Solon Robinson Elementary School

Delaware Community School Corporation

Desoto Elementary School

Diocese of Evansville

Precious Blood School

St Matthew School

Diocese of Gary

Saint Patrick School

Diocese of Lafayette Catholic School

Guerin Catholic High School

Diocese of Lafayette Catholic School

Saint Mary School

Duneland School Corporation

Bailly Elementary School

Jackson Elementary School

East Allen County Schools

Cedarville Elementary School

Leo Elementary School

East Porter County School Corporation

Kouts Elementary School

Morgan Township Elementary School

Morgan Township Middle/High School

Washington Twp Elementary School

Fort Wayne Community Schools

Fred H. Croninger Elementary School

Franklin Township Community School Corporation

Lillie Idella Kitley Intermediate

South Creek Elementary

Frankton-Lapel Community Schools

Lapel Elementary School

Gary Community School Corporation

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center

Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools

Ireland Elementary School

Jasper High School

Greenwood Community School Corporation

Southwest Elementary School

Westwood Elementary School

Hamilton Heights School Corporation

Hamilton Heights Middle School

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Brooks School Elementary

Fall Creek Intermediate School

Fishers Elementary School

Fishers Junior High School

Geist Elementary School

Hamilton Southeastern Junior High School

Harrison Parkway Elementary School

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Hoosier Road Elementary School

Lantern Road Elementary School

New Britton Elementary School

Riverside Intermediate School

Riverside Junior High

Sand Creek Intermediate School

Hanover Community School Corporation

Hanover Central High School

Huntington County Community School Corporation

Lancaster Elementary School

Independent Non-Public Schools

Calvary Christian School

Canterbury School

Covenant Christian School

Evansville Day School

Indianapolis Public Schools

Merle Sidener Gifted Academy

John Glenn School Corporation

John Glenn High School

Lake Central School Corporation

George Bibich Elementary School

James H Watson Elementary School

Kolling Elementary School

Michael Grimmer Middle School

Peifer Elementary School

Lebanon Community School Corporation

Central Elementary School

Loogootee Community School Corporation

Loogootee Elementary School

M S D Martinsville Schools

Centerton Elementary School

M S D North Posey Co Schools

North Posey Junior High School

North Posey Senior High School

M S D Perry Township

Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elem

Rosa Parks-Edison Elem

Mill Creek Community School Corporation

Cascade Middle School

Mill Creek East Elementary

Mill Creek West Elementary

Monroe County Community School Corporation

Binford Elementary School

Childs Elementary School

Lakeview Elementary School

Mount Vernon Community School Corporation

Mount Comfort Elementary School

Mount Vernon Middle School

New Albany-Floyd Co Consolidated Schools

Floyds Knobs Elementary School

Greenville Elementary School

New Castle Community School Corporation

James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School

Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United

Indian Creek Intermediate School

Noblesville Schools

Forest Hill Elementary School

Hazel Dell Elementary School

Hinkle Creek Elementary School

Noblesville Middle School

North Harrison Community School Corporation

Morgan Elementary School

North Putnam Community Schools

Roachdale Elementary School

North Spencer County School Corporation

Chrisney Elementary School

Heritage Hills Middle School

Lincoln Trail Elementary School

Nancy Hanks Elementary School

North West Hendricks Schools

North Salem Elementary School

Pittsboro Elementary

Tri-West Middle School

Tri-West Senior High School

Northeast Dubois County School Corporation

Celestine Elementary School

Northeast Dubois High School

Northwest Allen County Schools

Carroll High School

Carroll Middle School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Maple Creek Middle School

Oak View Elementary School

Northwestern School Corporation

Northwestern Senior High School

Oak Hill United School Corporation

Oak Hill Junior High School

Office of Catholic Education

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Oldenburg Academy

Saint Luke School

St Mary of-the-Knobs Catholic School

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation

Discovery Middle School

Horizon Elementary School

Northpoint Elementary School

Prairie Vista

Schmucker Middle School

Pike County School Corporation

Otwell Elementary School

Plainfield Community School Corporation

Brentwood Elementary School

Central Elementary School

Plainfield Community Middle School

Van Buren Elementary School

Plymouth Community School Corporation

Webster Elementary School

Portage Township Schools

Wallace Aylesworth Elementary

Porter Township School Corporation

Boone Grove Elementary School

Mishawaka City Schools

Fred J Hums Elementary School

Liberty Elementary School

Twin Branch Model School

Speedway Town Schools

Speedway Junior High School

Signature School Inc.

Signature School Inc.

South Bend Community School Corporation

Kennedy Primary Academy

LaSalle Intermediate Academy

South Gibson School Corporation

Haubstadt Community School

South Montgomery Community School Corporation

Southmont Junior High School

Walnut Elementary School

South Newton Elementary School

Southeast Dubois County School Corporation

Cedar Crest Intermediate School

Ferdinand Elementary School

Southern Hancock County Community School Corporation

New Palestine High School

Southwest Allen County Schools

Aboite Elementary School

Summit Middle School

Whispering Meadow Elementary School

Woodside Middle School

Middlebury Community Schools

Northridge Middle School

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Mintonye Elementary School

Union Township School Corporation

Union Center Elementary School

Valparaiso Community Schools

Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Central Elementary School

Cooks Corners Elementary School

Memorial Elementary School

Northview Elementary School

Vigo County School Corporation

Dixie Bee Elementary School

Warrick County School Corporation

Castle North Middle School

Elberfeld Elementary School

John H Castle Elementary School

Tennyson Elementary School

Yankeetown Elementary School

West Central School Corporation

West Central Senior High School

West Lafayette Community School Corporation

Cumberland Elementary School

Happy Hollow Elementary

West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School

Western School Corporation

Western Middle School

Westfield-Washington Schools

Maple Glen Elementary

Oak Trace Elementary School

Shamrock Springs Elementary School

Westfield Middle School

Westview School Corporation

Meadowview Elementary School

Yorktown Community Schools

Yorktown High School

Zionsville Community Schools

Eagle Elementary School

Union Elementary School

Zionsville Middle School

Zionsville Pleasant View Elementary School

Zionsville West Middle School

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