It wasn’t that long ago that the Community Schools of Frankfort was considered a failing school district. However, that has all changed over the past couple of years according to Superintendent Don DeWeese.
“It’s been three years since we had any of our schools receive an ‘F’, said DeWeese. “Right now, the district is a ‘C’. Our middle school slipped down from a ‘C’ to a ‘D’ and that right now is the lowest grade we have. Overall, we feel pretty good and we feel like we’re moving in the right direction. We always want to continue to improve.”
Despite the improvements, DeWeese is very aware the district has a long way to go.
“We’re never going to be satisfied and I don’t think our community will ever be satisfied until we can put ourselves in a position that our schools are all A’s and B’s,” said DeWeese.
Letter grades for Frankfort schools this year were: Frankfort Senior High School (B); Blue Ridge Primary Elementary School (C); Green Meadows Intermediate Elementary School (C); Suncrest Elementary School (C); and Frankfort Middle School (D).
Grades from other Clinton County schools were as follows:
Clinton Central School Corporation — Clinton Central Junior-Senior High (B) and Clinton Central Elementary School (B).
Clinton Prairie School Corporation — Clinton Prairie Junior-Senior High (B) and Clinton Prairie Elementary School (B).
Rossville Consolidated School District — Rossville Middle/Senior High (A) and Rossville Elementary School (B).
The Indiana Department of Education said the number of “A” schools increased by nearly 6 percent with nearly 25 percent of all schools improving by at least one letter grade. In addition, 62 percent of schools received an “A” or “B” grade. The IDOE is also reporting 5.9 percent of schools received an “F” grade, up slightly from 5.5 percent the previous year.