South Bend Community School Corporation
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We are the South Bend Community School Corporation,
and here's our Report Card of Excellence.
Excellence in Student Achievement
- Average student achievement scores exceed national norms at all grade levels.
- 236 Corporation seniors have been named National Merit Scholars in the past nine years.On the SAT, the top ten percent of the senior class scores on average consistently higher than the top ten percent of seniors on both the State and National level.Corporation 7th and 8th grade students in the Midwest Talent Search (MTS) achieve average SAT scores above the average scores of 14,000 MTS students in eight Midwest States.Since 1987, six Corporation seniors have been designated Indiana Academic All Stars, a distinction awarded to only 40 Indiana seniors each year. In 1993, a Corporation senior was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar, the nation's highest honor bestowed upon graduating high school seniors.Each year, about 80% of graduates indicate they will continue their education beyond high school.
- Each year, graduating seniors earn in excess of $1,300,000 in first-year scholarships.
Excellence in Schools
- Four Corporation schools have been designated Nationally Recognized Schools of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.
- One Corporation school has been named one of "America's Best Elementary Schools" in Redbook Magazine's Best School Project.
- Seven Corporation schools have been named State Recognized Schools of Excellence by the Indiana Department of Education.
- Five Corporation schools have received the Distinguished Service Award for Community Education, the Hoosier School Award, or the "Take Pride in America" Exemplary Program Award.
- Twenty-seven Corporation schools over the past four years have earned Indiana Incentive Awards, worth more than $465,000, for improvement in standardized test scores and attendance rates.
Excellence in Teaching
- Four Corporation teachers have received the prestigious Indiana Teacher of the Year Award, the most recipients from any one Indiana school District.
- Other national teacher recognitions include the President's Award for Excellence in Science Training, Professional Best Teacher Excellence Award, Sallie Mae First-Year Award, Tandy Technology Scholars, Jefferson Award for Public Service and numerous fellowships from the Lilly Endowment, National Geographic Society, National Endowment for the Humanities and Council for Basic Education.
- Since 1981, more than 450 teachers have been recognized for exemplary teaching through the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching Program.
Excellence in Programs
- The Corporation's Bilingual Summer School has received three National Exemplary Program Citations from the United States Department of Education, the only such awards made to an Indiana school district.
- The district's Board of School Trustees has received the National School Boards Association/Kennedy Center from the United States Department of Education, the only such awards made to an Indiana school district.
- The district's Chapter 1 program has received an Exemplary Program Citation from the United States Department of Education.
All this, and...
- The Corporation and the City of South Bend rank in the top eight areas in the United States for high quality education and favorable cost-of-living.
- The Corporation meets the needs of a diverse population of more than 21,500 students through comprehensive programs, class offerings and student services.
- A high proportion of students participate in a rich assortment of co cocurricular and extracurricular activities.
- The district's annual per-pupil expenditure averages $4,700.
- The district receives $9 million in annual grants that support special projects and programs.
- Students benefit from a strong program in instructional technology, which is supported by numerous computers in every school and in every elementary classroom.
- A multi-million dollar school/facilities improvement plan is in progress.
- The Corporation-wide pupil-teacher ration is 16.1 to 1.
- The Corporation ranks higher than other area public school districts on 17 of 20 educational factors included on Report Cards published by SchoolMatch, a national independent educational research firm.
- Our district has unusually strong instructional programs in gifted and talented education, bilingual education, special education, vocational and technical education, fine arts, whole language and in basic skills areas.