WWS tops in state’s Four Star School designation
Two-thirds (66.67 percent) of Westfield Washington Schools received Four Star Schools status – the second highest percentage of Four Star Schools among large school districts (high schools with 1500 or more students) in the state.
Six Westfield schools, the largest number ever, – Westfield High School, Westfield Middle School, Westfield Intermediate School, Maple Glen Elementary, Oak Trace Elementary, and Shamrock Springs Elementary – have earned the state’s 2010-11 Four Star School Award.
Westfield, Carmel and Zionsville are the only large high schools (1500 or more students) in the state of Indiana to receive the Four Star designation.
Large School Districts (high schools with 1500 or more students) Percentage of Four Star Schools:
- Westfield Washington Schools – 67%
- Carmel Clay Schools – 87%
- Hamilton Southeastern Schools – 40%
- Noblesville Schools – 30%
- Avon Community School Corp. – 50%
- Brownsburg Community School Corp. – 33%
- Center Grove Community School Corp. – 38%
- Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp. – 13%
- Crown Point Community School Corp. – 40%
- MSD SW Allen County – 44%
- Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. – 40%
- Zionsville Community Schools – 63%
The Indiana Department of Education has set the following benchmarks for the Four Star School Program: establish the 25th percentile cut score for combined passing percentages for ISTEP+ 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 in each of these categories and have made AYP qualify for the Four Star School Award. Additionally, the attendance rate is addressed through AYP verification.