INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Education has named Hamilton Southeastern Schools the recipient of the 2018-2019 Title III Distinguished Indiana School District Award. The department says it chose the district for demonstrating a commitment to English Learner success.

After an analysis of English Learner performance data from all public-school districts and charter schools, followed by a two-part interview process, including an on-site visit, Hamilton Southeastern Schools was chosen as the winner. 

Through strategic programming, instruction, inclusive school culture and beneficial partnerships with families and the community, the school system displayed its dedication to English Learner success. 

“I applaud the dedicated work of the students, families, staff, and communities of Hamilton Southeastern Schools,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana superintendent of Public Instruction, in a news release. “Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Allen Bourff and Director Danielle Riego, Hamilton Southeastern Schools represents the vision of working together for student success by ensuring English Learners, and all children, have opportunities to succeed.”