Students in grades K-5 learn writing skills through the 6+1 Writing Traits and Simple 6. All students participate in Everyday Math and MacMillan/McGraw-Hill reading programs. Many electronic learning opportunities are available for students including Lexia, Math Facts in a Flash, and Study Island. Foss science kits and and inquiry-based social studies are used to broaden student’s interest in these areas. A wonderful show that displays student art takes place each spring. Students with special needs are included in the regular classroom.
How We Rate:
”A” rated School & School District
Bittersweet is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools. Bittersweet is among P-H-M’s nine “A” rated schools for the 2018-19 school year. The district has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011. P-H-M serves more than 11,100 students in its 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and Penn High School. With the release of the Spring 2019 ILEARN results, P-H-M ranks 12th in the state for combined ELA & Math scores in grades 3-8.
*Because COVID-19 shut down Indiana schools in the Spring of 2020, students did not take statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year.
ILEARN Spring 2019 Results–Percent of students passing ILEARN
English/Language Arts Math
Grade 3 64% 73%
Grade 4 69% 75%
Grade 5 67% 73%