Monroe County Superintendent Praises Student Performance

MCCSC Superintendent Judy DeMuth spoke at the corporation's first state of the school corporation address Thursday.

Monroe County Community School Corporation Superintendent Judy DeMuth says longer school days are helping students learn more and achieve higher test scores. DeMuth offered that assessment Thursday morning in her state of the school corporation address.

She says her one of her biggest goals is to increase student performance on state tests.

“It all comes back to the standards our students are responsible for knowing,” DeMuth says. “We take a look at how we can help each of our children, our students, as we look through that data, and we re-teach, teach again, look at whatever it is differently to help them have a confidence with that.”

The State Superintendent Tony Bennett has set a goal that all students should be performing at the 80-percent level or above on the ISTEP test. MCCSC currently has three schools above that number.

“It all comes back to the standards that our students that are responsible for knowing,” DeMuth says. “We take a look at how we can help each of our children or our students as we look through that data and then reteach teach again.”

Chamber of Commerce President Christy Gillenwater says a referendum passed in 2010 gave schools more money to work with, but DeMuth must make sure those dollars are spent well is key to keeping the the school accountable to the community.

The MCCSC is working to revise its mission statement and is taking community input until the end of the month.

DeMuth took over the reins of the MCCSC in July, after leading the LaPorte school system for six years.

Indiana Public Media’s Dan Goldblatt and Shameka Neely contributed to this report.

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