CCS Releases District Report Card Data
District-wide data for Cabarrus County Schools (CCS) is now available at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website at: http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/.
The district-level data indicates that Cabarrus County Schools continues to make progress on measures outlined in state and federal standards. Cabarrus County Schools receives feedback from the state on two levels for the state report cards: school progress and system progress.
CCS parents will receive a snapshot of the performance data for their child’s school on November 7th when student report cards are issued.
During the summer, the district released its performance results for the state’s accountability program – the ABCs of Public Education, as well as district performance results for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), which is a provision of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.
At the school level, nearly 86 percent of CCS Schools met academic growth standards - 30 of the district's schools met Expected Growth and 15 met High Growth standards for the 2010-2011 school year, which is an improvement over the results for the 2009-2010 school year when 26 CCS schools met Expected Growth and 14 met High Growth (74.2 percent).
Three schools in the district were designated Honor Schools of Excellence. Those schools are – Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School, Cox Mill High School and Hickory Ridge High School (third consecutive year achieving this designation). In order for a school to receive the Honor School of Excellence designation, it must have had more than 90 percent of its students achieve a Level III proficiency rating on the end-of-course or end-of-grade tests; and it must have made Expected Growth and have met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Additionally, 13 schools were designated Schools of Distinction; and 14 schools received Schools of Progress designations.
A closer look at the ABCs growth data for Cabarrus County Schools:
- 30 schools met Expected Growth standards for the 2010-2011 school year compared to 26 for the 2009-2010 school year
- 15 schools met High Growth standards standards for the 2010-2011 school year compared to 14 for the 2009-2010 school year
Cabarrus County Schools also reported an 84 percent four-year graduation cohort rate for the 2010-2011 school year. This data reflects the percentage of students who began as freshmen in the 2007-2008 school year and graduated in four years. The results show a nearly 10 percent increase in the CCS four-year graduation cohort rate compared to last year. This year’s CCS rate is 6.3 percent higher than the state average.
Four-Year Graduation Cohort Rate Comparisons
The report cards also include information about school safety, access to technology, school district staff designations and professional development opportunities.
For more information about the North Carolina Schools Report Card, AYP growth and other performance goals, visit the Department of Public Instruction’s Web site at: http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/.
For information related to Cabarrus County Schools, contact the district’s Communications Office at 704-262-6205.