North Side and South Side High Schools Won't Face State Intervention

By Corinne Rose
By Megan Trent

July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - North Side and South Side High Schools in Fort Wayne have been taken off the list of schools eligible for state intervention.

State superintendent Tony Bennett announced Friday morning that seven schools remain on the takeover list - six in Indianapolis and one in Gary.

North Side and South Side High Schools in Fort Wayne were in their fifth year of academic probation. After six years the Indiana Department of Education could step in and appoint a team to run the school, but the two schools made enough academic progress last school year to make it off the takeover list. They were placed in Category C, Academic Progress.

The assessments come from Algebra 1 and English 10 exams, taking into account how many sophomores passed, and how much their scores have improved since 8th grade.

North Side improved by 9.9%, with 61.5% of students earning a passing grade. South Side improved by 7.9%, with 51.8% of students earning a passing grade.




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