FHS receives A ranking from IDOE

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Jordyn Didier, Editor-in-Chief

Principal Jason Urban and state superintendent of public instruction in Indiana, Tony Bennett, visit different classrooms on Friday, Nov. 2.

Another year of success for FHS. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) gave the school an A with a perfect score of 4.0 for the 2011-2012 school year.
Indiana’s system is based on an A through F grading system in which the grade is determined through different data collected during the year. The data comes from the percentage of students passing the end of course assessments, students that are successful in college and career readiness courses, and the percentage of students graduating in four years. FHS ended up surpassing the goal of IDOE’s percentage goal for the schools.
Tony Bennett, state superintendent of public instruction in Indiana, visited FHS on Nov. 2 in order to present the administration staff with a banner due to the score and to visit a few classes as well. Principal Jason Urban believes that the score reflects the hard work of the staff and the student body.
“I wouldn’t say that I’m surprised by the score because of the quality of the students and staff here,” Urban said. “It’s definitely something to be proud of especially because the numbers continue to rise in the areas that are scored.”For the complete data on FHS’s performance go to here

FHS Rates

English/Language Arts End of Course Assessments: 95.9%
Math End of Course Assessments: 94.2%
College and Career Readiness: 47.3%
Graduation Rate: 94.1%