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 and among P-H-M’s nine “A” rated schools. 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. Based on Spring 2021 ILEARN results, P-H-M is in the state’s Top 6% among public school districts, Top 3% of all public school corporations passing ELA and Top 7% of all public school corporations passing Math.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana received a waiver from calculating Federal Accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Indiana has requested a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year as well.
Bittersweet’s Federal Rating from the 2018-2019 school year was Meets Expectations.
Honors and Achievements:
Bittersweet has also earned the distinction of being among Indiana’s Top 30% of Public Elementary Schools by U.S. News & World Report (data is based on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years). Click here to learn more.