Cabarrus County Schools

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

School performance grades summary

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.

Graduation Rate

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.

CCS graduation rates

“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.

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