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100% of Hoke County Schools Met or Exceeded Growth in Student Achievement

posted Sep 2, 2016, 8:55 AM by JODIE BRYANT
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/.

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