The Indiana Department of Education has recognized St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Catholic School as a 2011-2012 Indiana Four Star School. The Indiana Department of Education recognizes the top 25th percentile of Indiana schools with combined passing percentages of English/Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as the percent of students passing both of these subjects in all grades tested. In addition to meeting these three criteria, the Four Star Schools must also meet the 95 percent student participation rate.
Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendant of Public Instruction, wrote in a letter to St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School Principal Lois Widner, "The fact that your school met these high expectations is evidence of the hard work demonstrated daily by your staff and students."
"We are so proud of our students!" said Principal Lois Widner. "They have worked diligently over the years to maintain outstanding scores. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to teaching the whole child and building on that foundation for a successful and faith-filled life."
St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School will receive an award certificate for being named an Indiana Four Star School from the Indiana Department of Education in mid-May.