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Costly Education! Report Reveals How Expensive Public Schools Are (thumbnail)As a school district, the Indianapolis Public Schools made gains in district performance, but fell slightly short of improving their grade from an “F” to a “D”, in data released today by the Indiana Department of Education.  In the A-F performance grades approved by the State Board of Education and released by DOE, IPS received an “F”. But their score was 0.96.  Just 0.04 points from hitting the benchmark for a “D” grade.  Last year, IPS’ score was 0.24, so the district has made progress.  Two other Marion County school districts scored low in the A-F benchmark grades.  Decatur Township Schools and Wayne Township schools received “D” grades.  Unchanged from the 2012-2013 school year. Five Marion County districts earned “C” grades. They were Perry Township, Pike Township, Warren Township, Washington Township and Beech Grove. Perry, Pike and Warren’s “C” grades were unchanged.  Washington Township improved from last year’s “D”. Beech Grove slipped from a “B” to “C”.  Lawrence Township schools was the only Marion County school district to earn a “B”, unchanged from last year.  Franklin Township and Speedway Schools continued to be the only Marion County District to earn “A” grades.  Nearly all the school districts in Marion the Indianapolis suburban counties earned “A”: grades in the 2013-2014 A-F school districts grades.  The only other districts in the state to received “F” grades were East Chicago, Gary in urban Lake County and Medora Community Schools in mostly rural Jackson County between Indianapolis and Louisville. Statewide, 94 school districts earned “A’s”, up from 93 last year. 82 districts earned “B’s”, up from 57 last year. Districts earning “C’s” were 91, down from 109 last year. Districts receiving “D’s” were 18, down from 25.  Just 4 districts received “F” grades, down from 6 last year. Click the Link to Download the Spreadsheet with the A-F grades for all of Indiana’s school districts. 2013 A-F Grades For Indiana School Districts

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