Orange County Schools strives to offer an educational model that embraces families to create the finest opportunities for students. Keeping you informed is essential in our partnership.
We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a report card. Once a year, we provide you with updates on the District’s achievement through the North Carolina School Report Card. This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. As a part of the Report Card, each school will receive a letter grade to describe its performance. Schools receive performance grades based on student achievement (80 percent) and growth (20 percent). The formula for determining school grades is determined by the State.
Attached is a summary of the Report Card for your child’s school, called the Report Card Snapshot. Each school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website at www.ncpublicschools.org/src. School Report Cards are provided for public schools, charter schools, and alternative schools that were open during the 2016-17 school year.
Numbers and grades only tell part of the story and only assess part of the education your child enjoys. Orange County Schools provides extracurricular opportunities and academics that consistently rank at or near the top in North Carolina. Our dedicated teachers and education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about our schools. Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education help to create the best learning environment for students and educators. We are committed to preparing all students to be creative, constructive thinkers who become healthy, productive and responsible members of our community and the world.
I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s school report card, feel free to contact the school directly. Additionally, I welcome your feedback. Thank you for allowing Orange County Schools, the first choice for families, to share our Report Card with you.
Superintendent Dr. Todd Wirt