Hoke County Schools will open on regular schedule on Monday, October 17, 2016. We have compiled a list of road closures and alternate pick up points for buses (see attachment below). We will update this list as needed.
Due to the recent flooding and the threats posed by Hurricane Matthew, Hoke County Schools will release early on Friday, October 7, 2016. Elementary schools will release at 12:00. Middle and high schools will release at 1:00.
We have just a few weather related announcements for everyone. First, we will make up our inclement weather day (last Thursday, September 29) on Friday, October 28. On our calendar, October 28 is an early release day for students/half day of PD for staff. This will now be a full day for students.
Second, this week's revised athletic schedule is as follows:
Thursday, October 6 - Varsity Football at Richmond 7:30
Thursday, October 6 - Soccer vs Lumberton at Hoke High (JV) 5:15 (Varsity) 7:30
Monday, October 10 - B Team Football at Pinecrest 4:00
Monday, October 10 - JV Football vs Richmond @ Hoke High 7:00
Third, we are monitoring the forecast of Hurricane Matthew and will let you know as soon as possible of any updates regarding our schedule.
Sandhills Community College will now make it possible for Hoke County graduates to attend the college tuition-free through the Sandhills Promise.
To qualify for Sandhills Promise for fall 2017, current high school seniors, who are residents of Hoke, must complete two College and Career Promise (CCP) classes at SCC with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Current high school juniors and all students to follow must complete at least four CCP classes at SCC prior to high school graduation.
Hoke County residents can attend an information session on September 27 at 6 p.m. in the Turlington School Auditorium.
Hoke County Schools has released the 2014-2015 Read to Achieve Report. Please view the report at the link below:
Hoke County Schools continues to see improvement in student learning - with all schools either meeting or exceeding growth and no school receiving a school performance grade below a C during the 2015-2016 school year, according to school accountability data released yesterday by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as part of its READY accountability initiative.
The 2015-2016 school year was the fourth year of the state’s READY accountability initiative, which is based on standards set on grade level proficiency and career and college readiness, and the third year for which public and charter schools receive a letter grade based on a school’s achievement score (80 percent) and students’ academic growth over one year (20 percent).
Of the 13 schools assessed, one school received an A grade; two schools received a B grade; and 10 schools received a C grade. No school in Hoke County received a D grade or an F grade. Overall, six schools saw an increase in their school performance grade. In terms of academic growth during the 2015-2016 school year, all 13 schools met or exceeded growth targets set by the state. An alternative accountability model is used to assess Turlington Alternative School.
SandHoke Early College received a performance grade of A and exceeded growth. Don Steed Elementary received a performance grade of B and exceeded growth. Rockfish Hoke Elementary received a performance grade of B and met growth. The schools that received a performance grade of C and exceeded growth are: Hoke County High School, Scurlock Elementary, Hawk Eye Elementary, West Hoke Elementary, and Sandy Grove Middle. The schools that received a performance grade of C and met growth are: McLauchlin Elementary, West Hoke Middle, East Hoke Middle, Upchurch Elementary, and Sandy Grove Elementary.
Hoke County High School’s four-year cohort graduation rate also saw a drastic improvement, increasing from 76.2% last year to 83.1% this year.
More information about accountability measurements and school performance grades for districts throughout the state can be found on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s website at www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/.
Due to the potential for severe weather associated with Hurricane Hermine, Hoke County Schools will release early tomorrow, Friday, September 2. Elementary schools will release at 12:30, and middle and high schools will release at 1:30. With the unpredictability of the storm’s path and severity, we want to do all we can to ensure our students’ safety.
The 2016-2021 Strategic Plan released by Hoke County Schools will serve as a guide for all stakeholders as they continue the work of preparing all students for college, career, and life readiness. The Strategic Plan, titled "Transformation: Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's World" can be found at the link below.
Middle School Transition Dates
West Hoke Middle-Tuesday, August 2, 2016-8:00am-3:30pm
Sandy Grove Middle-Wednesday, August 3, 2016-8:00am-3:30pm
East Hoke Middle-Thursday, August 4, 2016-8:00am-3:30pm
We would love to hear from you! Hoke County is planning to implement a 1:1 digital program for the upcoming school year. Each student will be assigned an electronic device for use everyday. As we embark on this exciting journey together, we would love your feedback. Please take the time to review our draft policies and 1:1 handbook that we plan to implement in the new 2016-2017 school year to complement our device roll-out. Your feedback is very important to us. After you have had a moment to read through the policies and the handbook, feel free to share any questions and/or suggestions you may have. Use the links at the top of the page to view all documents. The form below can be used to submit your feedback
HCS 1:1 Handbook and Policies Survey