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Prairie Heights High School Earns Gold Star Award
Friday Sep 08, 2017 2:34pm
Prairie Heights High School • LaGrange, IN

By: Tim Murray & Sheila McCrea

Give Prairie Heights High School a Gold Star. That’s what the Indiana Department of Education did on Thursday. Prairie Heights High School was the only school in the area designated a 2017 Gold Star School.

To receive the award, schools undergo a rigorous process to raise student achievement and improve overall student success. They do this by creating local school-community advisory groups that review student data, set specific student goals, and commit to maximizing the time and skills of the school counselor.

A total of 104 schools received the 2017 designation, of which 22 renewed their Gold Star status.

The official award presentation will take place in November at the Indiana School Counselor Association fall conference.

Prairie Heights Principal Jeremy Swander also said that the ISTEP+ scores at the high school were "phenomenal compared to the state average". ISTEP+ scores were released earlier this week.

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