January 26, 2016 – We are pleased to report that Herron High School once again earned an “A” ranking for educational performance based on the education accountability report issued this week by the Indiana Department of Education. We have received an “A” grade report every year since the A-F accountability framework took effect for the 2010-2011 school year, making this the fifth consecutive year we’ve earned an “A” grade.
“This is a great accomplishment for our students, teachers, staff and families,” said Head of School Janet McNeal. “I congratulate our students and teachers on their hard work and academic achievement.”
McNeal said it is especially gratifying because Herron High School did not have to use the hold harmless provision of this year’s stop-gap legislation to earn the “A” report card grade. “We didn’t have to worry about that! Our “A” grade represents the incredible achievement of our students and faculty,” said McNeal.
The hold harmless provision prevented schools from being penalized for lower test scores. The hold harmless law allows schools to receive the same letter grade they received in 2014, even if their 2015 I-STEP performance declined.
About Herron High School
Herron High School’s curriculum is rigorous and challenging. Students are required to take Latin all four years besides traditional math and science core subjects. Herron High School’s teaching methods rely on Socratic dialogue and an education model called the Trivium which focuses on grammar, logic and rhetoric. Herron High School serves a diverse student population, regardless of race, income or ability. More than 760 students attend Herron High School at the campus located at the corner of 16th Street and Pennsylvania Street.