INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Education has announced the 2018 Gold Star Schools. The Gold Star designation honors school counseling and guidance programs throughout the state.

“Receiving the Gold Star designation is evidence of the strong collaboration exemplified for student success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I want to recognize and commend these schools for understanding the tremendous impact school counselors, entire school teams, and community members have in helping our students become fully prepared for life beyond high school.”

First time Indiana Gold Star Schools:

  • Brooks School Elementary, Fishers
  • Cumberland Road Elementary School, Fishers
  • Durbin Elementary School, Noblesville
  • Fall Creek Elementary School, Fishers
  • Fall Creek Intermediate School, Fishers
  • Fall Creek Junior High School, Fishers
  • Fishers Elementary School, Fishers
  • Fishers High School, Fishers
  • Fishers Junior High School, Fishers
  • Geist Elementary School, Fishers
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers
  • Harrison Parkway Elementary School, Fishers
  • Hoosier Road Elementary School, Fishers
  • Lantern Road Elementary School, Fishers
  • New Britton Elementary School, Fishers
  • Riverside Intermediate School, Fishers
  • Riverside Junior High School, Fishers
  • Sand Creek Elementary School, Fishers 
  • Sand Creek Intermediate School, Fishers
  • Thorpe Creek Elementary School, Fishers  
  • Riley Elementary School, LaPorte 
  • Schmucker Middle School, Mishawaka
  • Scottsburg High School, Scottsburg 
  • Seymour Middle School 6th Grade Center, Seymour
  • Southmont High School, Crawfordsville 

Gold Star Renewal Schools:

  • Austin High School, Austin
  • Frontier Elementary School, Brookston
  • Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Jr High School, Fishers
  • LaPorte High School, LaPorte
  • Penn High School, Mishawaka
  • Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy, Indianapolis
  • Southwestern Elementary School, Shelbyville
  • Southwestern High School, Shelbyville
  • Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw

The Gold Star designation was created in 2004 and has been awarded to over 300 Indiana elementary, middle and high schools. The official award presentations will be held at the Indiana School Counselor Association fall conference next month.