State names 4-star schools

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education released its list of four-star schools recently, including 13 schools in Allen County to receive the distinguished honor.

“Receiving designation as a Four Star School reflects academic excellence among students, educators, and the administration,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am honored to recognize these Four Star Schools for their hard work and dedication in preparing their students for a bright and prosperous future.”

The Four Star School Award has been in existence for more than 30 years. To receive Four Star designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system and have excellent ISTEP pass rates. A total of 234 schools received the award for the 2017-18 school year.

Allen County schools receiving the designation include:

  • Bishop Dwenger High School (Fort Wayne) — Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • Saint Vincent DePaul School (Fort Wayne) — Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • Cedarville Elementary — East Allen County
  • Leo Elementary — East Allen County
  • Leo Jr./Sr. High School — East Allen County
  • Fred H Croniger Elementary — Fort Wayne Community
  • Blackhawk Christian Elementary (Fort Wayne)
  • Concordia Lutheran School (Fort Wayne) — Lutheran Schools of Indiana
  • Homestead Senior High — MSD Southwest Allen
  • Summit Middle School — MSD Southwest Allen
  • Woodside Middle School — MSD Southwest Allen
  • Carroll High School — Northwest Allen County
  • Maple Creek Middle School — Northwest Allen County