Many schools in the Cabarrus County Schools district took to social media this week to celebrate their School Performance Grades this week. Some of those schools made A’s and B’s for the first time and exceeded growth.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) released the 2018-2019 the Accountability and School Performance Report this week. The report includes a variety of data including graduation rates, student proficiency for EOG and EOC tests, as well as academic growth.
2018-2019 School Accountability results indicate 94% (34 schools) of all CCS traditional schools either Met or Exceeded academic growth for students. This is an increase of 5% from the 2017-2018 school year where 89% of schools Met or Exceeded academic growth.
“We know that the work our excellent teachers are doing in the classroom is challenging our students to do more and learn more,” said Dr. Crystal Hill, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “We always want to see our students grow one or more years academically, and today’s results show that we are reaching that goal for the majority of our students.”
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, school grades are based mostly on overall proficiency rates on the state’s standardized end-¬of-¬grade tests, and to a lesser extent, the growth students make during the year, irrespective of performance level. Eighty percent of the grade is for the percentage of tests earning a score considered grade-level proficient; 20 percent is for growth, measured by a statistical model that compares each student’s predicted test score, based on past performance, against his or her actual result.
CCS School Performance Grades:
School Performance Grades were also released today. During the 2018-19 school year, CCS increased the number of schools receiving School Performance Grades (SPG) of A and B from 14 to 20. There were six fewer schools receiving an SPG of C or D.
Below are the grades that each school received.
A.T. Allen Elementary: C, Exceeded Growth
Bethel Elementary: C, Exceeded Growth
Beverly Hills Elementary: C, Exceeded Growth
C.C. Griffin Middle: C, Exceeded Growth
Cabarrus Early College of Technology: B, Growth Met
Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College: A, Growth Met
Carl A. Furr Elementary: C, Exceeded Growth
Central Cabarrus High: B, Exceeded Growth
Charles E. Boger Elementary: B, Exceeded Growth
Coltrane-Webb Elementary: C, Growth Met
Concord High: B, Exceeded Growth
Concord Middle: D, Growth Met
Cox Mill Elementary: A, Exceeded Growth
Cox Mill High: A, Exceeded Growth
Harold E. Winkler Middle: B, Exceeded Growth
Harris Road Middle: A, Exceeded Growth
Harrisburg Elementary: B, Growth Met
Hickory Ridge High: B, Growth Met
Hickory Ridge Middle: A, Exceeded Growth
J.N. Fries Magnet Middle: B, Growth Met
Jay M. Robinson High: C, Growth Not Met
Mount Pleasant Elementary: B, Exceeded Growth
Mount Pleasant High: C, Growth Not Met
Mount Pleasant Middle: B, Exceeded Growth
Northwest Cabarrus High: B, Exceeded Growth
Northwest Cabarrus Middle: C, Exceeded Growth
Patriots Elementary: B, Exceeded Growth
Performance Learning Center:
Pitts School Road Elementary: C, Growth Met
R. Brown McAllister: B, Exceeded Growth
Rocky River Elementary: D, Growth Met
Royal Oaks Elementary: D, Growth Met
W.M. Irvin Elementary: C, Exceeded Growth
W.R. Odell Elementary: A, Exceeded Growth
W.R. Odell Primary: A
Weddington Hills Elementary: B, Exceeded Growth
Winecoff Elementary: D, Growth Met
Wolf Meadow Elementary: C, Exceeded Growth
EOG & EOC Tests
Other data released includes student proficiency ratings for end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) tests for the 2018-2019 school year. The data show 65.6 percent of CCS students scored proficient on the EOG’s/EOC’s combined. CCS surpasses the state in all areas.
Cabarrus County Schools’ graduation rate for 2018-2019 is 88.9%. Superintendent Dr. Chris Lowder said the district is proud to have maintained between 88 and 90 percent Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate for the past 4 years.
“Our graduation rate continues to outpace the state average. We will continue to focus our efforts to ensure that all of our students graduate and that we are making our schools and classrooms spaces that engage students and facilitate learning,” Lowder said.
For additional information about the Accountability and School Performance Report visit, www.ncpublicschools.org.