Noblesville Schools more than doubles its four-star ratings over last year


By Sadie Hunter


Noblesville Schools has more than doubled its number of four-star-rated schools from last year.

Announced May 24, the Indiana Dept. of Education gave four stars, the highest rating, to seven of the district’s 10 schools. The list includes Noblesville High School, East Middle School, West Middle School and Hazel Dell, Hinkle Creek, Noble Crossing and Promise Road elementary schools.

This year’s high ratings more than double the number of schools in the district to be rated at four stars from 2015, which included Noblesville High School, West Middle School and Hinkle Creek Elementary.


The IDOE says it bases the recognition on ISTEP and high school ECA standardized test scores, and schools ranking in the top percentile in the state at each grade level earn the four-star accolade.

“While standardized test scores are really only one small measure of the good work we’re doing at Noblesville Schools, we appreciate this recognition from the state,” stated Annetta Petty, executive director of learning for Noblesville Schools. “Our students at schools that weren’t named on this list aren’t receiving any less of a quality education than their peers. We are simply still working to improve ISTEP scores across the board at those schools.”

To see the complete list of four-star schools across the state, visit