HILLSBOROUGH, NC 5 SEPTEMBER 2018- For school systems across the state, school performance report cards have been released for the 2017-18 school year. Because of changes to the state’s accountability measurements required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, school grades, growth results and graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year are not comparable to past performance during the five years the state has assessed schools using A-F letter grades.
Schools are now accountable for the progress of non-English speaking students in mastering English skills and are also subject to a number of other changes affecting School Performance Grades, growth calculations and the graduation rate. In terms of the performance of individual students on state end-of-grade and end-of-course exams, however, calculations for determining rates of Grade Level Proficiency (GLP) and College and Career Readiness (CCR) are unchanged from past years.
Highlights from the 2017-18 school year academic performance:
- Four out of the five secondary schools exceeded growth expectations and one elementary school exceeded growth
- Both High Schools and Two Elementary Schools have a “B” School Performance Grade
- Grade 6-8 Reading proficiency increased three percent
- Orange High continued a five year trend of a rising graduation rate and exceeded growth expectations two years in a row
- Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary has consistently grown over the past four years, moving from the district’s lowest performing school to a school that has met expectations for growth two years in a row
- Hillsborough Elementary School has either met or exceeded growth expectations for the past three years
- Cameron Park Elementary has demonstrated sustained consistency in school performance for the past 4 years
- Biology grew 8% across the district
- 6th Grade Math proficiency grew 2 percent (2 of the schools increased their proficiency by 11 percent)