A "C" is actually an improvement from last year's "D" grade that the EVSC received. School officials tell 14 News that a "C" still isn't good enough.
The grade is a combination of the individual school grades that were released at the end of December.
Superintendent David Smith says the district rose 1.35 points on a four-point scale, the largest gain in the state. He says 98 percent of the 39 schools stayed the same or improved compared to last year.
Smith adds the number of failing schools has been decreased by 50 percent. He says there are large gains across the board that represent the hard work of teachers in the classrooms.
"We're the highest performing large school corporation in Indiana. We've made the largest growth or gain in growth this year also for many of the large school corporations. We're very pleased that we've seen better growth than anyone else in the state has seen in our situation and our pledge to the community is that we will continue to work feverishly to make certain that each and every student continues to receive an outstanding education in our schools," Smith says.
He says it's not a fair representation to compare EVSC's grade to other districts in our area because some are much smaller and don't have the diverse demographic that the EVSC sees in its schools.
Here's are the grades for other schools in the Tri-State area:
Schools receiving A's
-South Gibson School Corporation
-North Posey County Schools
-North Spencer County Schools
-Tell City Schools
-Northeast Dubois County School Corporation
-Southeast Dubois County School Corporation
-Southwest Dubois County School Corporation
-Warrick County School Corporation
Schools Receiving B's
-North Gibson School Corporation
-East Gibson School Corporation
-Pike County School Corporation
-Perry Central School Corporation
-Mt. Vernon City Schools
Schools Receiving C's
-Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation
-Cannelton City Schools
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