New Palestine High School is proud to announce their selection as an Indiana Department of Education Four Star School for the 2016-2017 school year.
The IDOE releases their list each year, which they say is to "designed by the Department to recognize great schools in Indiana."
To be selected, a school must meet all of the following criteria established by the IDOE:
- A school must have received an “A” for the 2016-2017 school year.
- A school must have tested at least 95% of students on ISTEP English/Language Arts and Math.
- Grade 3-8 & Grade 10 combined ISTEP Pass Percentage (Pass Percentage of English/Language Arts ISTEP + Pass Percentage of Math ISTEP) must be in Top 25th Percentile for each grade tested. (minimum of 10 students).
- Grade 3-8 & Grade 10 Percent Passing Both ISTEP (Percent of students who passed both the English/Language Arts ISTEP + Math ISTEP) must be in the Top 25th Percentile. (minimum of 10 students).
238 individual school buildings statewide were recognized this year. NPHS was the only school in Hancock County to receive the Four Star designation.
This is the seventh time in eight years that NPHS has been recognized with a Four Star designation.
Click here to learn more about Four Star Schools and to see the full list schools selected this year.