ECPPS Announces Data Results for 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 accountability data for schools across the state was presented to the North Carolina State Board of Education today.ECPPS is pleased to report two schools exceeded growth and four schools met growth last year.Five schools also moved up by one full letter grade on the School Performance Grades. School Performance Grades are based on 20% growth and 80% proficiency.H.L. Trigg Community School is not included in the School Performance Grades; however, they are graded on an alternative model and were aligned with Pasquotank County High School for 2017-2018.

ECPPS was deemed a low performing district last year. Teachers and staff worked extremely hard to meet the challenges facing us as a low performing district. ECPPS is pleased with the progress made during the 2017-2018 school year and that we are no longer considered a low performing district. We recognize there is still much work ahead with regard to student achievement and growth; however, the entire ECPPS team is dedicated to helping all of our students find success.

For 2017-2018, Central Elementary moved from "not meeting" to "exceeding" growth, and River Road Middle moved from "meeting" to "exceeding" growth. Four schools met growth which included: J.C. Sawyer, Sheep-Harney, Weeksville, and ECP Early College. We are continuing to look at areas where we have deficiencies and to further develop our strategies to address them.

The following chart shows the growth status and School Performance Grades for ECPPS schools for the past three years:

School

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Central Elementary

Exceeded - C

Not Met - D

Met - C

J.C. Sawyer Elementary

Met - C

Met - D

Met - C

Northside Elementary

Not Met - C

Met - C

Not Met - C

P.W. Moore Elementary

Not Met - D

Not Met - F

Not Met - D

Pasquotank Elementary

Not Met - F

Not Met - D

Not Met - D

Sheep-Harney Elementary

Met - C

Met - C

Exceeded - C

Weeksville Elementary

Met - B

Met - C

Exceeded – B

Elizabeth City Middle

Not Met - D

Met - D

Met - D

River Road Middle

Exceeded - C

Met - D

Met - D

Northeastern High

Not Met - C

Not Met - C

Met – C

Pasquotank High

Not Met - C

Met - C

Exceeded – C

ECP Early College

Met – B

ECPEC Opened August 2017

H.L. Trigg Community School

Not Met – C

(Aligned with PCHS 17-18)

Not Met – C Maintaining

Not Met – C Maintaining

School graduation rates were also released today as part of the accountability data for NC school districts. ECPPS' overall 4-year graduation rate for 2017-2018 was 82.7%. This was slightly lower than the previous two years which were reported at 86.3% for 2016-2017 and 86.4% for 2015-2016; however, the state has a new system of calculating graduation rates under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and requested the rates from previous years not be compared.

The state will issue 2017-2018 North Carolina School Report Cards which will include much of this data and more. ECPPS will make this information available on our website and will send a snapshot of the report cards home with students once they are available.

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