FHS named a Four Star School by IDOE

Jeremy Beaver, Staff Reporter

In May, FHS was honored with being named a Four Star School by the Indiana Board of Education for the 2011-2012 school year. To be considered a Four Star School, one must first calculate the combined passing ECA percentages for only students who took the ECA and were enrolled in school for at least 162 days. The board then adds together the passing percentages for English 10 and Algebra 1 to create a “combined ECA passing percentage.” Next, they rank the schools from best percentages to the worst. A school is then named a Four Star School if they are in the top 25. The school must also meet the 95% student participation rate requirement in their ECA testing which means 95% of the student body must take the ECA.*

“I’m very proud of what we did, but I expect nothing less from such an amazing student body,” said Dean Greg Miller. “We’re a great school and that shows it.”

Other schools named a Four Star School from the Hamilton Southeastern district for the 2011-2012 year include Brooks School Elementary, New Britton Elementary, Fishers Elementary, Cumberland Road Elementary, Geist Elementary, Lantern Road Elementary, Fall Creek Intermediate, Riverside Intermediate, Fishers Junior High School, Hamilton Southeastern Junior High, Riverside Junior High and Hamilton Southeastern. This is the first time FHS has been named a Four Star School.

*The requirements for becoming a Four Star School vary depending on the grade level.