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Lena Dunn Elementary Receives $757,000 School Improvement Grant
Updated October 21, 2016 7:58 AM | Filed under: Education
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(WASHINGTON) - Fourteen Indiana schools will receive a total of $16 million to raise student achievement at their schools.

Lena Dunn Elementary School in Washington is the recipient of a $757,105 School Improvement Grant.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz awarded the grants Wednesday, to the schools, which all have "D" or "F" grades in the state's school rating system.

"As I travel the state, I see school leaders and educators working every day to improve instruction and outcomes for Hoosier students," said Ritz, in a statement. "That is why I am pleased to award more than $16 million in School Improvement Grants today to support this important effort."

School improvement grants are given to schools who say they need more funds to raise measures student achievement, often test scores. Schools receive funds over five years.

Of the 14 schools, Lena Dunn Elementary will implement an early learning model, while the other 13 will implement models to transform their schools.

Schools, corporations and funding received:

  • Bon Air Middle School, Kokomo Community Schools, $862,659.00
  • Cedar Hall Community, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, $1,044,190.00
  • Edgewood Elementary, Michigan City Area Schools, $638,884.75
  • Elwood Intermediate, Elwood Community School Corporation, $913,757.00
  • George H. Fisher School #93, Indianapolis Public Schools, $1,322,504.00.
  • Highland Middle School, Anderson Community Schools, $1,379,145.00
  • Lena Dunn Elementary, Washington Community Schools, $757,105.00
  • Madison Primary, South Bend Community School Corporation, $3,079,780.00
  • Maple Crest Middle, Kokomo Community Schools, $873,107.00
  • Mary Beck Elementary, Elkhart Community Schools, $763,110.00
  • Pettit Park Elementary, Kokomo Community Schools, $852,644.00
  • Pierre Moran Middle, Elkhart Community Schools, $1,150,961.00
  • River Valley Middle School, Greater Clark County Schools, $1,340,179.40
  • Sunny Heights Elementary, MSD of Warren Township, $1,158,164.00

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