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  • FILE: Homestead High School Spanish students who spent time in Ecuador. The school today was named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education.

Friday, May 26, 2017 9:20 am

Verbatim: State releases 2nd list of Four Star Schools

Bishop Dwenger, Concordia and Homestead high schools among honorees

The Indiana Department of Education issued the following news release Friday, May 26, 2017:

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education today released its second round of 2015-16 Four Star Schools. The Four Star Schools designation is designed by the Department to recognize the very best schools in Indiana.

“Indiana is full of great schools providing exceptional education throughout all four corners of our state,” said Adam Baker, Indiana Department of Education Press Secretary. “After receiving feedback from the field, we reevaluated our criteria in an effort to ensure we captured all schools deserving of Four Star recognition.”

Created in 1988, the Four Star School Award has been in existence for nearly 30 years. 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 overall high graduation rate (if applicable), and show success in closing achievement gaps. Including round one, a total of 248 schools received the award.