IPS superintendent welcomes students, staff back to school

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Monday was the first day of school for some IPS students and it was Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee’s chance to see what the first day is like.

Dr. Ferebee went to several schools to meet and greet students and to welcome staff back to the start of a new school year.

He talked about the ISTEP scores and said even though IPS showed some gains there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

“We have a number of schools to make gains of five points or more gains in student achievement,” Ferebee said. “We have double digits at Louis Russell. So some areas to be excited about in our transition year last year but a lot we need to build upon.”

Dr. Ferebee started his position at IPS in October. He went to Washington Irving School 14 just as the buses arrived, followed by Thomas D. Gregg School 15 and then to John Marshall High School.

To see the results for this year’s ISTEP click here.

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