Academics

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. 

ILEARN Spring 2019 Results­­­­Percent of students passing ILEARN

                 English/Language Arts   Math

Grade 3           64%                          73%

Grade 4           69%                          75%

Grade 5           67%                          73%

Click here for 2018-19 IREAD-3 Results.

Click here to see school demographic data and past school Performance Reports on the Indiana Department of Education website.

Click here to view the 2017-2018 federal report cards on the IDOE Compass website.

Return to School Update July 02, 2020

I know that you have been anxiously waiting for the details on our plan to return to school on Wednesday, August 19 (for grades 1-12) and August 20 (kindergarten). Information is available at the district website here.