Eight Indiana schools will share in nearly $8.4 million in federal funding. The Indiana Department of Education says the School Improvement Grants go toward projects that will help raise achievement levels in low performing schools.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says the recipients have shown "a commitment to improving student performance." She adds, "I am committed to ensuring that all Hoosier students have access to the resources and supports that they need in order to be successful both in and outside the classroom."
The schools receiving the five-year grants are:
- Lakeview Middle School – Warsaw Community Schools -$723,100
- Parkview Middle School – Greater Clark Comm. School Corp. – $1,210,769
- Bridgepoint Elementary – Greater Clark Comm. School Corp. – $650,765
- Francis Scott Key School – Indianapolis Public Schools – $1,106,006.95
- Hosford Park Elementary – Lake Ridge School Corp. – $1,039,166.90
- Bon Air Elementary – Kokomo Community School Corp. – $893,583
- Lincoln School – Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. – $1,437,329.11
- Washington Middle School – Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. – $1,295,340.16