The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation reports that 51% (18) schools in the EVSC received an "A" or showed improvement in Indiana's 2012-13 accountability grading system.
The grades were made official during today's State Board of Education meeting.
37% of EVSC schools showed improvement by one or more letter grades this year.
Nine schools increased their ranking by two or more grades.
Helfrich Park STEM Academy increased by three letter grades to a "B" and Tekoppel Elementary increased by three grades to an "A".
Superintendent David Smith credits the work of teachers in the EVSC and the work of their students for the gains made in just one year.
Click here to check out the grades for all Indiana schools:
School grades for EVSC schools are: