Two Monroe County Community School Corporation schools received a failing grade in this year’s assessment from the Indiana Department of Education.
Last year Bloomington New Tech High School was the only school in the district to receive a failing grade. This year, New Tech Got a “D”, while Templeton and Fairview Elementary both failed.
MCCSC Superintendent Judy DeMuth says the school corporation is focusing on the positive, but there is room for improvement and a plan will be put in place to help increase next year’s scores.
“They’ll be able to show that growth next year on the test, and that’s what it’s all about,” she says. “It’s about not flat lining, but about student growth and although we did receive some grades that we were disappointed in it’s because our students didn’t grow enough.”
Arlington Heights Elementary School received a grade of ‘B’ the last two years. This year they made an ‘A’. Principal Shannon Carroll-Frey says the reason for the change is a new focus on student development.
“I really feel like it came down to focusing on growth and our results when you look at the breakdown for how the letter grade is calculated show that,” she says.