North Carolina school report cards

Posted February 5, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015

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SPGs, or School Performance Grades, were issued for the first time in the 2013-14 school year, as required by the North Carolina General Assembly. All public schools in the state have been assigned an A through F letter grade. Eighty percent of school grades are based on the percentage of student tests scores that are at or above grade-level performance, and 20 percent are based on academic growth. 

School’s final grades are based on a 15-point scale for the 2013-14 school year: 

  • A = 85-100 
  • B = 70-84
  • C = 55-69
  • D = 40-54
  • F = 40 or less

A 10-point scale will be used for subsequent years.

We' compiled a list of the top 5 and bottom 5 ranked schools in area systems based on the new grading system. 

More data on schools, districts and the overall state are available from the Department of Public Instruction.

Source: N.C. Department of Public Instruction


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  • IMHBAO Feb 7, 2015

    Look closely at the schools receiving top grades vs. those with the lowest grades. They might as well grade the schools by the percentage of students living below the poverty level. The scores would be the same. So unfair.

  • Todd Jenkins Feb 6, 2015
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    Looks to me like they need to split off the West part of the county to a new school district and let all the remaining non-performers do their own thing.

  • gregbscis Feb 6, 2015

    Looks rigged to me.

  • norainonmyparade Feb 6, 2015

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    Starting with next school year, a 90% will be an "A" in wake county.

    Not that it matters, many schools scored abysmally even on the weighted 15 point scale.

  • Colin Burch III Feb 6, 2015
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    With 80% being test scores and only 85 to get an A and 70 to get a B on surface does not look good. However, there are so many ways this methodology can fail. On a comparison does this mean some schools teach to the tests and some don't? Or that some schools have more kids that do not relate to testing well? We still have the basic failure of the whole system (which was created originally to produce production line employees) that is it targets average. Neither the above or below get the attention they need. But this is part of bigger cultural malfunction. Broken families and lack of attention due to valid issues like parents working second shift jobs because that is all that is available or non-valid dysfunctional parents. Be interesting to take these measurements which are only partially valid and correlate to parental time spent on school work, single parent, kids swapping parents on school weeks, parent work schedule, etc. Perhaps trying to fix wrong thing?

  • New Holland Feb 6, 2015
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    doesn't matter so much how money you throw at these schools, if the kids at engaged then the best teacher in the state wouldn't get thru to them. Kids are everything from mentally challenged to brilliant in these schools, but what level do they teach too? from what I've seen in my kids, it's to the middle. We've got kids on both side of that curve and while one struggles the other is bored, even in the advanced STEM classes. Grades are one thing, but I think a short survey to the parents might paint a better picture.

  • -Enter Screen Name- Feb 6, 2015

    Does anyone have any information on how these grades are actually calculated? Especially the "Academic Growth" portion? That is 20% of the "grade" and can cause a big swing. So, without a more concrete definition for "Academic Growth", I'm taking some of these grades with a grain of salt.

    On the surface, it seems that if a school (hypothetically) gets 100% of kids "at or above grade level" one year, the best they can do is a B the next year because there is no room for "growth".

    In other words, it would be difficult for a school that does really well and stays there to get an A. So, can we get a definition for "Academic Growth", and the data behind it?

  • Jeff Schwartz Feb 6, 2015
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    now the staten needs to include private and charter schools in the rating. Once they also provide economic and racial breakdown of the population and spending per student and they will become more useful.

  • John Gardner Feb 5, 2015
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    Its pretty obvious to that the predominantly white schools are doing better. Look at the western part of the state just as an example.

  • Jackson Smith Feb 5, 2015
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    Why is Boughton listed as "Needham Broughton" and Sanderson is not "Jesse Sanderson"