Students and staff at Northeast Middle School in Shelburn are celebrating. For the first time, the school earned an ‘A’ from the Indiana Department of Education.
You may recall, the Northeast School Corporation re-organized a few years. The middle school for the district has been in Shelburn for just three years.
“The first year we did not get a letter grade, being a brand new school. The second year we received a ‘B’. And this year receiving the ‘A’, I think that shows that we are headed in the right direction,” said Principal J.T. Roberts.
The principal says the school changed the curriculum to help students improve their test scores.
“Anytime you get an accolade from the state, you know, that shows you’ve done a good job, we’re very appreciative of that. We also know there is a lot of work to go,” said Roberts.
Roberts believes the main job of a middle school is to prepare students for the rigors of high school and beyond.