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Wednesday, November 22 - No School for Students / Annual Leave Day

DCS Report Cards

Davie County Schools provides yearly summaries to you about your school by sending home a report card developed by the state. The NC School Report Card includes information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, staffing, and suspensions and expulsions.

The school performance section of the Report Card outlines several significant accomplishments for 2015-16.

  • Davie County Schools graduated more students in 2015-16 and those graduates earned higher ACT scores.
  • The district also showed steady success in ACT WorkKeys and overall proficiency in NC end of year tests.
  • The four-year cohort graduation rate for Davie County Schools increased almost three percentage points from last year to 87.3%.
  • Over the past four years, the district has increased the graduation rate by over four percentage points.
  • ACT scores for those graduates showed a tremendous increase in average composite scores, from 19.4 last year to 20.5 this year. This average is much higher than the state average composite of 19.1. When compared to the entire nation, Davie County Schools' students' average composite score of 20.5 is equivalent to the Wisconsin state average. Wisconsin is one of 20 states that administers the ACT statewide, and is ranked fourth highest in the nation.
  • Davie County Schools remained in 3rd place in the state for ACT WorkKeys, with 87.2% of the district's CTE concentrators earning a silver certificate or higher.

"Graduation from high school is essential, and 87.3% of our students graduated in 4 years or less. While the cohort graduation rate is important, we are even more pleased that our students' scores on the ACT placed Davie County Schools in the top 9 districts in North Carolina. This ranking is an indication of how our students are prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education after high school. North Carolina is one of 20 states that require all students to take the ACT, so this performance is a reflection of 100% of our students taking the ACT, not just those who self-select like with the SAT." - Dr. Darrin Hartness, Superintendent

Each school has also received a letter grade to describe its performance. These school performance grades are comprised of student achievement (80 percent) and growth (20 percent). These performance grades are also included on the NC Report Card. We encourage you to review all of the accountability data, since a single letter grade cannot adequately describe academic performance for an entire school.

The numbers and letter grades only tell part of the story. We had many successes to celebrate during 2015-2016, with a few highlighted here.

  • The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association awarded Davie County High School's yearbook, the 2015 Clarion, a Tar Heel Award for Scholastic Journalism Excellence.
  • Leah Reynolds of William Ellis Middle School was named the NCAAHPERD-SM Middle School Health Educator of the Year.
  • Cooleemee Elementary School was named a PTEC Signature School.
  • The Davie County High School Auto Tech received Ingersoll Rand's Real Tools for Schools Grant for $10,000.
  • Buddy Lowery earned his 800th career win as the DCHS wrestling coach.
  • This was the 5th time Davie County High School's Competition Cheerleading Team won the World School Championship in Medium Coed Division.
  • Terri Winchell, dance teacher at DCHS, was awarded the UNC-G 2016 Award for Excellence in Dance Education.
  • The ProStart Restaurant Management Team won 1st place in the State Competition.
  • Congratulations to the Davie County High School Wind Ensemble for winning the President's Cup at the National Championship Concert Band Festival!
  • Governor McCrory visited Pinebrook Elementary School to learn more about digital learning.
  • DHS STEM Center was recognized at the state level as a STEM School of Distinction at the Prepared Level.

State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Well-informed parents who participate in their children's education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike. In addition, the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires schools to issue Report Cards.

We encourage you to visit the NC School Report Cards' website at www.ncpublicschools.org/src to see our district's Report Card. A paper version of the Report Card, the Snapshot, will be sent home. Our school district's report is also available on the Report Card website. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools, and alternative schools that were open during the 2015-16 school year.

At Davie County Schools, your involvement is very important to the success of our schools! We encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, and feel free to contact us directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Report Card. We also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our schools.

Thank you for allowing us to share this Report Card with you and thank you for supporting our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Foil
Director of Accountability and Student Information

Stephanie Koefoed
Public Information Officer