IDOE Names 'Family Friendly Schools'

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The Indiana Department of Education has announced more than 30 schools as Family Friendly Schools for the 2017-2018 academic year. The designation recognizes schools that "excel in the involvement of families and communities in their children's education."

The IDOE says the designation, which launched in 2015, focuses on addressing the various needs of students while fostering an active involvement of families. "The program is intended to recognize and honor schools that welcome all families into the school community, communicate effectively, support student success, speak up for every child, share power, and collaborate with the community," the department said in a news release.

"Successful education is the byproduct of great teachers, engaged families, and an involved community," said Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick. "I am proud to recognize these Family Friendly Schools for creating a welcoming and positive environment for their students and communities."

The 2017-2018 Family Friendly Schools include:

First Year Designation

  • Career Academy South Bend High School: St. Joseph County Charter School
  • Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School: South Bend Community School Corp.
  • Noblesville West Middle School: Noblesville Schools
  • Northside Middle School: Muncie Community Schools
  • Vinton Elementary School: Lafayette School Corp.
  • Westville Elementary School: MSD New Durham Township

Second Year Designation

  • Creston Intermediate Academy: MSD Warren Township
  • Cold Spring School: Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Daniel Webster School #46: Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Geist Montessori Academy
  • Greensburg Elementary School: Greensburg Community Schools
  • Lake Prairie Elementary School: Tri-Creek School Corp.
  • Lowell High School: Tri- Creek School Corp.
  • New Haven Intermediate School: East Allen County Schools
  • New Haven Primary School: East Allen County Schools
  • Oak Hill Elementary School: Tri-Creek School Corp.
  • Pennville Elementary School: Jay School Corporation
  • Raymond Park Middle School: MSD Warren Township
  • Silver Creek Primary School: West Clark Community Schools
  • Stonybrook Intermediate Academy: MSD Warren Township
  • Stonybrook Middle School: MSD Warren Township
  • Sunny Heights Elementary School: MSD Warren Township
  • Three Creeks Elementary School: Tri-Creek School Corp.
  • Tri-County Primary School: Tri-County School Corp.
  • Warren Central High School: MSD Warren Township
  • Washington Irving School #14: Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Washington STEM Academy: Warsaw Community Schools
  • Westville High School: MSD of New Durham Township

Third Year Designation

  • Christ the King Catholic School
  • Concord East Side Elementary: Concord Community Schools
  • Jonas E Salk Elementary: Merrillville Community School Corp.
  • Lincoln Elementary: Huntington County Community School Corp.
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