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Six P-H-M Schools Earn “Four Star School” Designation

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The Indiana Department of Education released the list of Four Star Schools and six P-H-M schools have earned that distinction. P-H-M is in the Top 5 of Four Star Schools in the state, out of approximately 300 public school districts.


P-H-M's Four Star Schools for the 2016-17 school year are:

  1. Discovery Middle School
  2. Horizon Elementary School
  3. Meadow’s Edge Elementary School
  4. Northpointe Elementary School
  5. Prairie Vista Elementary School
  6. Penn High School 

​Meadow’s Edge is one of  P-H-M’s five Title I schools and is in the top 1% of Title I schools in the state to be named a Four Star School (one of 9 out of 900)! This is the second year in a row Meadow’s Edge has earned this recognition.


The IDOE's criteria to be named a Four Star School changed from the 2015-16 school year. To qualify for the 2016-17 recognition, a school must meet the following criteria:

  • A school must have received an “A” for the 2016-2017 school year. 

  • A school must have tested at least 95% of students on ISTEP English/Language Arts and Math. 

  • Grade 3-8 & Grade 10 combined ISTEP Pass Percentage (Pass Percentage of English/Language Arts ISTEP + Pass Percentage of Math ISTEP) must be in Top 25th Percentile for each grade tested. (minimum of 10 students). 

  • Grade 3-8 & Grade 10 Percent Passing Both ISTEP (Percent of students who passed both the English/Language Arts ISTEP + Math ISTEP) must be in the Top 25th Percentile. (minimum of 10 students).


Click here to see the full list of criteria.