West Lafayette Community School Corporation Ranks #20 nationwide for STEM

West Lafayette Community School Corporation students are leading in the world of STEM.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 6:27 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette Community School Corporation students are leading in the world of STEM.

Newsweek Magazine ranked the school district #20 in the nation. This is out of 19,000 schools analyzed throughout the country.

The magazine measures four topics: standardized test scores, the number of honors and AP-courses offered at school, the number of students succeeding in STEM, and the number of students who go to college for STEM.

Principal Amber Targgart, Principal Ron Shriner, and Principal Margaret Psarros from the three West Lafayette Schools say being a successful student starts at Kindergarten.

“I don't think enough recognition is given that these kids don't become who they are when they start ninth grade or seventh grade, they start for many, many of our students in our schools beginning with kindergarten,” said Principal Shriner. “It’s really a point and pride for the whole school district. It’s not just a senior high school award and so it really is a K-12 honor.”

The three principals agree this recognition not only belongs to students but their teachers as well.

“We are still able to attract, we think some excellent teachers,” said Principal Shriner. “I don't want to leave teachers out of the equation either, clearly we have students who are really benefiting from some outstanding teaching that happens here.”

Principal Shriner said the graduation rate for West Lafayette students is more than 95%. He said more than 80% of them go on to college.

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