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Some Area Schools Make Indiana's Top School Districts List
Updated April 10, 2018 6:55 AM | Filed under: Education
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(UNDATED) - The Hoosier State has plenty of excellent school districts located in some great, family-friendly communities. Interestingly, children in Indiana don't have to enter school until the age of seven, but when they do begin classes, they are sure to be well-served by the districts on this list including some area schools - Monroe County, Barr-Reeve, Springs Valley, Brownstown and North Daviess

Backgroundchecks.org announces their ranking of the Top School Districts in Indiana for 2018. The report was formally released on April 10.

Indiana's best school district is Carmel Clay School Corporation, a system of 15 schools serving Carmel and Clay Township. The district's high level of achievement has resulted in AdvancED accreditation, and a number of Blue Ribbon School awards for its elementary schools.

The second position in the ranking belongs to West Lafayette Community School Corporation, a smaller system of three schools serving West Lafayette. Remarkably, WLCSC is ranked nationally in the top 1 percent for STEM Education.

Third place belongs to Zionsville Community School Corporation, which serves Zionsville, a northwestern suburb of Indianapolis. The district began the "Strong in Every Way" program in 2016 to provide ZCS students in need with adult mentors as a means of encouragement and in order to help develop their non-cognitive skills.

Ranked fourth is the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation, serving the communities of Fishers and Noblesville. One of its schools, Geist Elementary School, was named a Blue Ribbon School in 2016.

Closing out the top five is Brownsburg Community School Corporation, located in Brownsburg. BCSC students excel in state test scores, with 88 percent of students achieving proficiency in math, and 86 percent hitting the mark in reading.

Top School Districts in Indiana, 2018:

1. Carmel Clay Schools
2. West Lafayette Community School Corporation
3. Zionsville Community Schools
4. Hamilton Southeastern Schools
5. Brownsburg Community School Corporation
6. Southeast Dubois Community School Corporation
7. North West Hendricks Schools
8. Noblesville Schools
9. North Spencer County School Corporation
10. Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
11. Plainfield Community School Corporation
12. M S D Southwest Allen County Schools
13. Center Grove Com School Corporation
14. Westfield-Washington Schools
15. Fairfield Community Schools
16. Avon Community School Corporation
17. East Porter County School Corporation
18. Valparaiso Community Schools
19. School Town Of Munster
20. Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United
21. Mill Creek Community School Corporation
22. Crown Point Community School Corporation
23. Franklin Township Community School Corporation
24. Warrick County School Corporation
25. Northwest Allen County Schools
26. Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation
27. M S D Boone Township
28. Northeast Dubois Community School Corporation
29. Hamilton Heights School Corp
30. Wa-Nee Community Schools
31. Greater Jasper Community Schools
32. Shelbyville Central Schools
33. Duneland School Corporation
34. Rossville Con School District
35. Greenwood Community School Corporation
36. Lake Central School Corporation
37. Danville Community School Corporation
38. Western School Corporation
39. Monroe County Community School Corporation
40. Barr-Reeve Community Schools Inc.
41. Southern Hancock County Community School Corporation
42. Batesville Community School Corporation
43. Greenfield-Central Community Schools
44. North Harrison Community School Corporation
45. Whitley Co Cons Schools
46. Northern Wells School Corporation
47. Yorktown Community Schools
48. Lanesville Community School Corporation
49. Middlebury Community Schools
50. Union Township School Corporation
51. South Central Community School Corporation
52. Southwest Dubois County School Corporation
53. Warsaw Community Schools
54. Greensburg Community Schools
55. Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation
56. Porter Township School Corporation
57. Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation
58. Northwestern Con School Corporation
59. South Madison Community School Corporation
60. M S D North Posey Community Schools
61. Tri-Creek School Corporation
62. Lebanon Community School Corporation
63. M S D Mount Vernon
64. Springs Valley Community School Corporation
65. Covington Community School Corporation
66. Portage Township Schools
67. Tippecanoe School Corporation
68. Centerville-Abington Community Schools
69. Laporte Community School Corporation
70. South Montgomery Community School Corporation
71. Westview School Corporation
72. South Spencer County School Corporation
73. South Gibson School Corporation
74. Smith-Green Community Schools
75. North Daviess Community Schools
76. South Knox School Corporation
77. Delphi Community School Corporation
78. Mooresville Con School Corporation
79. Dekalb Co Ctl United Sch District
80. Clinton Central School Corporation
81. School Town Of Highland
82. Mt Vernon Community School Corporation
83. Brownstown County Community School Corporation
84. M S D Warren County
85. Kankakee Valley School Corporation
86. Delaware Community School Corporation
87. Huntington County Community School Corporation
88. New Prairie United School Corporation
89. Eastbrook Community School Corporation
90. Eminence Community School Corporation
91. Hanover Community School Corporation
92. Southern Wells Community Schools
93. New Albany-Floyd County Community Schools
94. Eastern Howard School Corporation
95. Franklin Community School Corporation
96. Manchester Community Schools
97. Brown County School Corporation
98. Daleville Community Schools
99. White River Valley School District
100. Bartholomew Con School Corporation

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: student performance (math and reading test scores), dropout rates, school funding, and area poverty rates. Data was collected from a total of 9,577 school districts.



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