NC School Report Cards
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Partners:
The latest indicators for school performance have been released by North Carolina, with Transylvania County Schools continuing a strong tradition of gains as one of the top performing districts in the state. We are proud of our students as they continue to improve in all facets of learning, including state and federal measures of student education. Although, schools face increasing challenges in resources and student needs, our results show how hard our great educators, support staff, parents, and especially students are working. Transylvania County Schools continues to perform well compared with school districts all across NC in overall performance.
School grades, which are now required by state law, continue to correlate closely with poverty levels. Although state tests and legislative measures provide a narrow snapshot into only a part of the many things students learn, they do serve as one of many tools to gauge student learning. Transylvania County has no low-performing schools and ranks highly among school districts in our state for student achievement at all levels. The graduation rate for Transylvania County Schools continues to outpace the state's graduation rate, with a rate of over 94% at both traditional high schools. Davidson River School remains as one of the top performing alternative schools in NC. A partnership of strong students, exceptional educators, and a supportive community continues to help Transylvania County Schools excel in the preparation of our county’s young people for a successful future as leaders for our state and nation.
To access the School Report Cards for our district or individual schools, visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src/. To access the Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools Executive Summary, visit www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting. For more information about the specifics of the READY accountability model, please review the READY Accountability Background Brief at www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting. To view released test questions, visit www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/releasedforms.
Jeff McDaris, Ed.D.