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A-Rated School Corporations More Than Double In 2017

Monroe County Community School Corporation has faced years of bus driver shortages. MCCSC spokesman Andrew Clampitt says the district is always looking to hire new bus drivers.

The State Board of Education approved school corporation A-F letter grades Wednesday for the 2016-2017 school year.

Of the state 289 school corporations 48 earned an A for 2017. That’s more than double the number of districts that earned the top grade last year – 23 corporations.

Of the remaining Indiana public school districts:

  • 149 assigned B, a decrease from 175 in 2016
  • 63 assigned C, decrease from 85 in 2016
  • Six assigned D, up from five
  • One assigned F, same as 2016

The state’s two largest school corporations saw no change in grade: Fort Wayne Community Schools is a C and Indianapolis Public Schools is a D.

The one district assigned an F is Cannelton City Schools in southern Indiana. The corporation fell from a B grade.

Gary Community Schools has received an F since 2011. The district is one of 22 appealing their unreleased assigned grade. The state board will vote on appeals at a future meeting.

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