Crothersville School Board Hears Elementary Report

Crothersville Elementary School Principal Chris Marshall told the Crothersville School Board of trustees about the achievements and progress occurring at the local elementary school since the start of school when the local board met last Monday evening.
Marshall explained that the elementary passed all 13 categories of the Indiana State Department of Education’s Adequate Yearly Progress, with numbers well above targeted zones.
“Our students and staff are very proud,” Marshall told the board. “We set the standard high this past year.”
In addition, the school received full accreditation in all seven categories of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, a feat Marshall said is rare.
ISTEP+ scores also improved in both math and English. Marshall said he hopes math scores will continue to improve with a new Digital Math Program geared toward instant comprehension checks that teachers can use to test students’ understanding.
“We’re really excited about where this technology can take us,” Marshall said. He said he and the teachers are doing a type of auditing every quarter to make sure what they’re teaching students aligns with state standards.
The principal also reminded trustees the elementary school was named Jackson County Elementary School of the Year by Wal-Mart and is working with several community groups to form new programs.
_We’ve obviously had a wonderful first part of the year,” Marshall told the board.