The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced Indiana's Four Star Schools for 2013-2014 which includes Mt. Vernon High School for the third year in a row.
To receive a four-star designation, one of the criteria schools must meet is to be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Schools must also have received an "A" in the state's accountability system and be accredited by the IDOE. For 2013-2014, 281 schools received the award.
Superintendent Ritz states, "I am honored to name these schools as our Four-Star Schools for this year. Winning this award is a testament to the excellent work done by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year. On behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations."
Mt. Vernon High School Principal Bernie Campbell shared, "I couldn't be more proud of our staff and our students' performance. The commitment by the staff to provide a superior education for the Mt. Vernon students has never wavered. The combination of their dedication and the students' hard work have provided an award-winning school to be proud of."