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 the 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 2016-17.
Davie County Schools met 100% of the participation goals, joining 88.6% of schools across North Carolina that also met all participation goals.
Both the Grade Level Proficiency (GLP) and College and Career Ready (CCR) proficiency in Davie County Schools increased again slightly in 2016-17, with the GLP increasing from 63.8% to 63.9%, and the CCR increasing from 53.6% to 54.6%. These averages place Davie County Schools in the top 20% of the state.
Davie County Schools saw 82% of their schools meet or exceed expected growth in 2016-17.
68% of high school students in the district achieved the ACT benchmark, earning at minimum the lowest composite score that the UNC College system will accept.
Over 95% of students met the completion of Math III.
ACT WorkKeys is the required test for all students graduating high school with a Career and Technical Education concentration. Davie County Schools had the highest percentage of students ever to have earned a Silver certificate or better on the ACT WorkKeys. Almost 90% of these students in Davie County Schools met this significant goal.
Davie County Schools' four-year graduation rate remained at 87.3%, and the five-year graduation rate increased to 88.3%.
“Regardless of where they start, we want our students to grow academically every school year. In 2016-17, 82% of our schools met or exceeded academic growth expectations set by the state. Our students participate in state tests along their path to graduation and their proficiency in Davie County Schools was higher than the state average in every grade and subject tested. Graduation from high school is the culmination of the K-12 experience and is essential; 87.3% of our students graduated in 4 years or less. While we are proud of the academic progress as measured by state tests, we have plenty of room for improvement. We also recognize that the accountability results reported each year are only a snapshot of one day out of 180, and there are so many things our teachers are accomplishing with students that can never be measured by a standardized assessment. I want to thank everyone in Davie County who invest their time and resources into our schools. We will continue to partner with our community to make our public schools a national model.” - 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 2016-2017, with a few highlighted here.
Davie County High School’s Women’s Tennis had an undefeated season and were the conference tournament champions.
Davie County Early College High School was named a Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC) Signature School.
William Ellis Middle School’s Girls’ Soccer Team had an undefeated season.
South Davie Middle School’s Football Team had an undefeated season.
Davie County High School’s Varsity Football Team won the Central Piedmont Conference (CPC) title, in addition to bringing home the titles of Coach of the Year, Punter of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. Chris Reynolds also was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl.
Davie County High School had the Women’s Tennis Player of the Year.
Dr. Bill Steed, retired DCS superintendent, was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
Davie County High School’s Men’s Tennis won the CPC regular season and tournament titles.
Davie County High School’s Men’s Swimming was recognized by NCHSAA for outstanding achievement in the classroom and in athletics for the 2016-17 academic year.
Davie County High School’s Women’s Varsity Softball was the 2017 CPC tournament champions.
The William Ellis MathCounts team placed second out of 19 schools in the Northwest North Carolina MathCounts regional competition.
The William Ellis Math 2 team placed 3rd in the regional Math 2 competition held in Greensboro.
CTE accomplishments included Business Department: 1st Place in NC for Stock Market Competition; Auto Tech: 2nd Place in State Competition for Automotive; Agriculture Department: 1st Place Extemporaneous Public Speaking Regional Competition; Floriculture Team Competition, 2nd Place Regional Competition; Technical Drafting: 1st Place in Regional Competition for Technical Drafting; 1st Place in State of NC for Technical Drafting and representing NC at the National Skills USA.
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 2016-17 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.
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