Zionsville Community Schools recently released its annual report, called the ‘yearbook,’ which details future growth, school clubs giving back to the community and graduation rates, among other items.
“This yearbook is a window into our fine local schools,” ZCS Supt. Scott Robison wrote in the report. “Look in on us, please. By sustaining our growth in all ways, we sustain school tax rate stability to keep adding value to the community’s quality of life. We sustain our safety and security vigilance for the good of all in our midst. We sustain our listening to student, staff and parent voices to best serve student needs. We sustain our stewardship through planning.”
The yearbook revealed more than 50 languages are spoken in the school system, and that Zionsville Community Schools receives the lowest per-student funding in Indiana.
Within the yearbook detailed the need for a new elementary school within the district by 2022 or 2023. It also showed enrollment trends in recent years are fastest at Boone Meadow and Union elementary schools, so the new elementary school will be centrally located within the district.
From 2015 to 2018, Boone Meadow enrollment increased from 332 students to 492. At Union Elementary School, enrollment rose from 557 to 684 in the same time period.
For the upper grades, the yearbook detailed Zionsville Community High School as having one of the highest Graduation Qualifying Exam scores in Indiana. ZCHS World Language students did particularly well, placing high in several statewide and national competitions. In the 2017-18 school year, ZCHS played host to exchange students from nine nations and four continents.
ZCHS was nationally recognized in 2018 in Newsweek magazine, the Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report for strong STEM studies. During 2018, ZCHS students raised $110,446 for charity and contributed 42,484 hours of volunteer work. The 2018 graduation rate was 98.2 percent.
To view the entire report, visit zcsstrongstories.shorthandstories.com/ZCS2018AnnualReport/index.html