School Report Card

Dear Families, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2015-16 North Carolina School Report Card information site.  The annual North Carolina School Report Card provides information about student performance, class size, attendance, school safety, instructional resources and teacher quality in our schools.

I am proud of our highly-qualified teachers and our outstanding students. During the 2015-16 school year we saw our four-year cohort graduation rate reach an all-time high of 92.6 percent. Asheboro City Schools was recognized as one of the top ten school districts in the state with the highest graduation rate. The continued rise in our graduation rate reflects a deep commitment on the part of the Board of Education, staff, students and families. We do however, understand we have room to grow in order to provide the best opportunities for each student in our district.

We are exceptionally pleased with our multifaceted career and technical education program, high-quality arts education, and performance opportunities for students in grades K-12. This year, we are very excited to roll out the Asheboro High School Early College Academy and pilot our Dual Language Immersion program at Balfour Elementary School. Our Advanced Placement Capstone program at Asheboro High School is also underway, as well as the new health care pathway through the Pathways to Prosperity partnership.

We celebrate our successes during the 2015-16 school year and will remain focused on uncovering opportunities for continuous improvement. We are committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for all of our students, so they can become successful lifelong learners, workers, leaders, and citizens.

This year, in addition to the traditional data reported, individual school report cards include a school performance grade. These A-F School Performance Grades were established by the General Assembly and this is the third year they are being reported for North Carolina Public Schools.  It is important to note that the school performance grade is only one data point on the report card alongside many other important measures.  For 2015-16, the formula used to determine school performance grades is based on 80% performance and 20% growth.   

As you review the school report cards, I encourage you to look deeper into the information provided, beyond the school performance grade, for a more accurate reflection of the quality education received in our schools. Just as no single grade tells the whole story of a student, neither does this grade tell you everything about the performance of our schools or the opportunities we provide.

We want our parents and community to understand how our schools are performing. Please contact me or your child’s principal with any questions or feedback regarding a report card or school performance grade. Better yet, we invite you to visit our schools to witness the tremendous hard work of our teachers and administrators to provide world-class opportunities for each student in our community.

Thank you for your continued support of Asheboro City Schools!

My best,

Terry W. Worrell, Ed.D.

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