Four Star School
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the Hoosier public schools honored with 2013-2014 Four Star School Awards. The award is the highest State distinction and is based on student achievement, ISTEP+ assessments, and overall attendance rates. All three West Lafayette Community Schools received the award.
To earn the distinction, a school must be accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education, meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by the The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and perform in the top 25% of all the schools in the State in each of the following four areas:
- student attendance rates,
- mathematics proficiency scores,
- English/language arts proficiency scores, and
- the percent of students passing both English/language arts and mathematics.