The “Official” EVSC Announcement about the School’s Report Card


EVSC School Grades See Improvements

Fifty-one percent (18) schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation again received an “A” or showed improvement in Indiana’s 2012-13 accountability grading system. School grades were made official during today’s State Board of Education meeting.

Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, the State Board of Education changed the labels for school categories based on student performance from the terms Exemplary, Commendable, Academic Progress, Academic Watch and Academic Probation to letter grades (A, B, C, D and F).

Thirty-seven percent of EVSC schools showed improvement by one or more letter grades this year. Nine schools increased their ranking by two or more grades. Helfrich Park STEM Academy increased by three letter grades to a “B” and Tekoppel Elementary increased by three grades to an “A.”

Superintendent David Smith said that he credits the work of teachers in the EVSC and the corresponding work of their students for the gains made in just one year. In recent years, the EVSC has strengthened its dedication to providing rigorous and challenging curriculum for high achieving students, and begun a focused intervention program for those who struggle. “We know that high functioning teams with a focus on a rigorous common curriculum, engaging differentiated instruction, common assessments, and data driven interventions will ensure that each student will reach their maximum potential,” Smith said. “Great people working together can do extraordinary things.”

Velinda Stubbs, chief academic officer, said the EVSC Administration is very proud of teachers’ work. “The increases in grades are a direct reflection of their dedication to our students and new initiatives that have been undertaken,” Stubbs said. “The numbers of schools receiving an “A,” “B,” or “C” has increased by 8, for a total of 23 of the EVSC schools. And, furthermore – those schools who received a failing grade last year, have been reduced by nearly half in one year.”
School grades for EVSC schools are:

El/MiddleSchool 2013 2012
Caze Elem. F F
Cedar Hall D F
Cynthia Hts A A
Daniel Wertz C F
Delaware B C
Dexter Elem. F F
Evans Middle F F
Fairlawn C F
Glenwood F F
Harper B D
Hebron B C
Helfrich Park B F
Highland A A
Lincoln F F
Lodge F F
McGary F F
North JHS C F
Oak Hill A A
Perry Heights D C
Plaza Park C C
Scott Elem. A A
Stockwell C F
Stringtown D D
Tekoppel A D
Thompkins D D
Vogel Elem. C D
Washington F F
West Terrace C C

High Schools 2013 2012
Bosse High C C
Central High B C
Harrison C C
North High B B
Reitz High B B
New Tech B D


  1. The last “school” on the list is located in the old North HS and is made up of students who are in juvenile detention. The judge has an office there and several police officers are in the building to try to keep some semblance of order. Even then the kids are disruptive, rude, swear and walk out of class and the building.

    Maybe they should use the methods applied at Helfrich Park (from an “F” to “B”), Harper (“D” to “B”) or North Jr. HS (“F” to “C”) in one year, at all the failing or near-failing schools, instead of trying to buy programs. If it works in those schools, it might just be simpler to use in the others.

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