More Rowan-Salisbury schools receive failing grades in latest state report
North’s Carolina’s annual school performance data released Wednesday was mostly bad news for the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
The data — for the 2014-2015 school year — shows four schools in the Rowan-Salisbury School System received a grade of F, and 15 schools received a grade of D, according to Wednesday’s data.
The results reflect a small but significant increase in the number of schools considered underperforming. In, the 2013-2014 school year, 14 local schools received a grade of D and one school received a grade of F.
Only one school — Rowan County Early College — received a grade of B, according to the 2014-2015 rankings. Last year, Carson High, East Rowan High and Bostian Elementary also received a grade of B.
No local schools received an A.
In response to the grades, Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody said it’s disappointing to see a decline when students and staff worked so hard.
“At the same time, with the many changes that were introduced and implemented last school year, we knew it was a possibility,” Moody said. “While this news is disappointing, it is not discouraging. Transformation is not just a one-year journey or an event — it is a process.”
Examples of changes include a three-year strategic plan and the system’s one-to-one technology program.
Schools receiving a grade of F this year include:
• Koontz Elementary
• Knollwood Elementary
• Knox Middle
• North Rowan Elementary
Schools receiving a grade of D include:
• Erwin Middle
• Overton Elmentary
• China Grove Elementary
• Corriher Lipe Middle
• Isenberg Elementary
• Hurley Elementary
• Landis Elmentary
• North Rowan High
• North Rowan Middle
Below: Performance data results from the four worst performing Rowan-Salisbury Schools, according to data released Wednesday. Red is 2013-2014 score. Blue is 2014-2015 score.
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