Sprunica Elementary has been named to the Indiana Department of Education’s Four Star School list for the third straight year.

The PK-4 school in northeastern Brown County was the only school in the district to make this year’s list, which was announced this morning.

Four Star Schools must be in the top 25th percentile of Indiana schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned the highest designation in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.

A total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state.

Two years ago, Sprunica was the first Brown County school to ever earn Four Star status. Last year, Helmsburg Elementary also earned the honor alongside Sprunica.

In the fall of 2014, Sprunica also was named a national Blue Ribbon School, one of 337 in the country.