Wake County schools student performance
The Wake County Public School System's dropout rate decreased to 2.83 percent in the 2011-12 school year, lower than the state average of 3.01 percent, the district said Thursday, citing data from the state Department of Public Instruction.
While the Wake County school board cheered recent increases in student achievement at its meeting Tuesday evening, many Knightdale parents expressed concerns about their own children's education.
Schools in Wake County made steady academic gains on 2011-12, according to data released by the state Department of Public Instruction Thursday.
In the latest in a series of civil rights complaints against the Wake County Public School System, a group of advocates for students with disabilities charges that those students are not getting the education they deserve.
The U.S. Department of Education says it is launching a civil rights investigation into allegations that the Wake County Public School System might be discriminating against Latinos.
The dropout rate for high school students in the Wake County Public School System fell to 3.25 percent for the 2010-11 school year, according to numbers provided Thursday afternoon by the district.
Applications for the Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy and Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy - alternatives to traditional schooling - are due Jan. 13.
Two leadership academies opening next school year as alternatives to traditional schooling for middle- and high-school students could be put on the campus of William Peace University in Raleigh, the Wake County Public School System said Tuesday.
State schools Superintendent June Atkinson honored Green Hope High School on Friday with a recognition plaque for the achievement and will do the same on Tuesday for Panther Creek High School.
The Wake County Board of Education could vote Tuesday on a plan that would create both an all-boys and an all-girls leadership academy for middle and high school students beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
Barwell Road Elementary in Raleigh is a "Renaissance School," where district staff hope to turn around low test scores with a handpicked staff, new technology and more instructional time.
The Wake-North Carolina State University STEM Early College High School, opened its doors last week to 55 high school freshmen wanting to focus their high school careers on science and engineering.
The Knightdale 100, has quietly pushed for change, and they say that they are starting to see results in student performance.
The crime rate in Wake County public schools dropped during the 2010-11 school year from 8.2 percent to 7.2 percent, the school system's superintendent said Friday.
Report cards for North Carolina's public schools released Thursday show they are meeting expectations in some categories but must show improvement in others.
Preliminary test scores found that 22 of the school system's 163 schools, or about 13.5 percent, met federal standards for reading and math test scores.
Numbers released Thursday show most schools in the area did not meet grade-level requirements for reading and math in 2010-11, also known as Adequate Yearly Progress.
Wake County school's graduation rate has improved in the past three years, and elementary and middle schoolers, particularly minority groups, are scoring better on tests, Superintendent Tony Tata announced Friday.
Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata met with hundreds of educators from approximately 20 year-round schools on Tuesday in an effort to help ease their concerns amid budget worries.
The Wake County Board of Education released data last week that calls the school system's former busing for diversity practice into question, alleging it failed to close the achievement gap between white and minority students and placed an "unfair burden" on poor students.
Parents and educators gathered at Enloe High School in Raleigh Saturday for a summit on closing the achievement gap between black and white students in Wake County schools.
More students are passing end-of-course tests in North Carolina, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction.
In a letter last week, interim Superintendent Donna Hargens argued that mistakes by one of the three judges who scored the district's application used the wrong criteria and made other factual errors.
More of North Carolina’s public schools met or exceeded expectations on standardized tests compared to the year before, and fewer schools received the lowest-performing label, state education officials announced Thursday.
The authors of a ranking of the top high schools in America recalculated their data and admitted they erred in leaving eight Wake County schools off the list, which was published by Newsweek.
The graduation rate from Wake County high schools remained steady in 2009-10 at 78.4 percent, officials said Thursday.
The number of schools in area districts that met student achievement standards under the federal No Child Left Behind law dropped in 2009-10 from the previous school year, according to preliminary results released Wednesday.
Wake County Public School System leaders announced Wednesday that preliminary End-of-Grade and End-of-Course test scores for 2009-10 show improvement "in virtually every subgroup of students."
Tactics from the 1960s that identified "at-risk" students by race or economic status are still embedded in some thinking and some laws even though modern tools make it possible to analyze data for individual students, a Wake school board task force heard.
Driven by what school board member and co-chair John Tedesco calls "a commitment to our most vulnerable children," the Economically Disadvantaged Student Task Force held its first meeting of three dozen people.
North Carolina's graduation rate has improved steadily in recent years, yet the rates in some large school districts, including Wake County, has fallen.
In Wake County public schools, parents don't have to wait for report card time to see how their children are doing. They can check grades, attendance and discipline records anytime on the Student/Parent Access Network.