Clay City High School named Best Buy again

Friday, December 14, 2007

For the second year in a row, Clay City Jr./Sr. High School has been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's Best Buy School list and honor roll.

Clay City was named to the list for "excelling by offering the highest levels of academic achievement for the lowest amount of tax dollars," according to a state Chamber press release.

"I think it's a great honor to the school, and a tribute to our students and our faculty and staff," Principal Jeff Bell said.

Indiana high schools and charter schools were looked at for ISTEP+ pass and pass + rates, graduation rates, SAT participation rates and average scores and Advance Placement passing scores.

These measurements were put into an index, and the index was compared to the school's expenditure per pupil to determine if a school was a "best buy." The index was then compared to the participation in the free/reduced lunch program to determine "honor roll" schools.

The Chamber of Commerce named 136 schools around the state to the best buy list.

Clay City is one of the 31 schools in the state to be named to the honor roll.

"I think it makes the community feel good we're using our taxpayer's money well," Bell said.

"We're very proud of it, and we hope our community is proud, too," Bell said.

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  • Proud? That's not the word I'd use. Is this an attempt to make people forget what they were also named for on Thursday in the Clay County Courtroom?

    -- Posted by RememberKP on Sat, Dec 15, 2007, at 10:07 PM
  • Yes... it is a plot dreamed up by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to distract us!

    -- Posted by madmom61 on Mon, Dec 17, 2007, at 7:59 AM
  • It's a shame that we have become a "sue happy" society. Everyone needs to move on......

    -- Posted by timetomoveon on Tue, Dec 18, 2007, at 1:56 PM
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