St. Bartholomew Catholic School has been designated as a four-star school by the Indiana Department of Education.

It is the fourth consecutive year St. Bartholomew has received the state’s highest academic honor. To receive the designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates, carry an overall high graduation rate (if applicable) and show success in closing achievement gaps, according to the education department.

Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour also was named a four-star school, a distinction it received last year that marked the fourth time in five years it had been recognized as a four-star school.

St. Bartholomew and Trinity Lutheran were among 238 schools across the state designated as four-star schools.

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