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Find your school: 2015-16 school performance grades

Posted September 1

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— North Carolina has released its latest school grades, showing how every public school in the state performed during the 2015-16 school year.

All North Carolina public schools, including charter schools, have received A through F letter grades since 2013-14, when the General Assembly passed legislation requiring it. Schools are also judged on whether their students exceeded, met or did not meet academic growth expectations during the year.

Use the database below to find out how your school performed last year, and learn more about how the grades are calculated.


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How are school grades and growth calculated?

Grades are based on each school’s achievement score (80 percent) and students’ academic growth (20 percent). The performance scores are converted to a 100-point scale and then used to determine a school performance grade of A, B, C, D or F. The final grade is based on a 15-point scale:

A: 85-100
B: 70-84
C: 55-69
D: 40-54
F: Less than 40

Some schools have received a letter grade of A+NG. Those schools earned a grade of A and did not have any student achievement gaps larger than the largest average gap for the state overall. This additional designation was added in 2014-15 to address federal requirements that exclude schools with significant achievement gaps from earning a state’s highest achievement designation.

Schools with N/A, I (Insufficient data) or a blank indicates that the school does not have tested grades or sufficient data for reporting.

Your school's growth status is an indication of the rate at which students in the school learned over the past year. Growth is reported for each school as Exceeded Growth Expectations, Met Growth Expectations, or Did Not Meet Growth Expectations.

Learn more about how the state calculates school performance grades and growth.

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